Farmers in Canada may be the first in North America to have access to the latest soybean technology as Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC have received approval for Enlist E3 soybeans. Canadian regulatory authorities have approved Enlist E3 soybeans, which are part of the Enlist Weed Control System, and the third Enlist trait product approved in Canada. The Enlist E3 soybean trait was evaluated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC), and was approved for food, feed, and environmental release. The companies anticipate launching Enlist E3 soybeans in 2015, contingent on approvals in key export geographies. Enlist E3 soybean cultivation registrations are also being sought in the United States, Brazil, and other South American countries.
The Enlist E3 trait stack confers tolerance to 2,4-D, glyphosate, and glufosinate. It is an innovative molecular stack that brings all three herbicide tolerances via a single transgenic event, presenting a unique advantage for customers of Dow AgroSciences, MS Technologies, and future licensees. Because the Enlist E3 trait is a single genetic event, breeding efforts can quickly advance soybean lines for farmers, says the companies.
Enlist is a next-generation system that combines traits, herbicides and stewardship to deliver a complete weed control system. Enlist corn and Enlist soybean traits were approved in October 2012 in Canada for food, feed, and environmental release and Enlist Duo herbicide was approved in Canada in May 2013.