Syngenta plans to sell soybean and corn varieties with the Enlist herbicide tolerance trait after reaching non-exclusive licensing agreements with Dow AgroSciences and M.S. Technologies.
The licenses include the Enlist E3 trait for soybeans in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America, and the global rights for the Enlist event in corn.
The Enlist weed control system combines tolerance to both glyphosate and 2,4-D herbicide.
“We will now have the opportunity to incorporate these traits into our genetics to provide growers additional seed and trait options with greater genetic diversity,” said Jeff Rowe, Syngenta president of Global Seeds and North America, “This is another step in delivering on our commitment to enhance our seed offering and ensure continued choice for growers.”
Terms of the agreements weren’t made public.
Dow previously announced their Enlist corn varieties will be available in Canada and the U.S. for the 2018 growing season, with import approval coming from China and the EU earlier this summer.
As for Enlist soybeans, Dow is awaiting final import approvals from key markets.
Syngenta soybean breeder Jake Delheimer, soybean product selection lead Mike Tollefson and Manitoba agronomic service representative Doug Fotheringham (not pictured) joined RealAg Radio in mid-July to discuss the company’s plans for soybean breeding and varieties, as well as issues in the 2017 crop (IDC, dicamba drift) — listen here: