Corteva Agriscience, BASF and MS Technologies Sign Agreement to Bring Industry-first Soybean Trait Stack to Market in United States, Canada
New biotech trait targeted at soybean nematode resistance to combine with leading herbicide tolerance to help soybean farmers optimize yield potential
As part of this agreement,
The new NRS trait is expected to provide unprecedented protection against nematode pests in soybeans, including soybean cyst nematode (SCN). A common parasite in
"Our nematode resistant soybean trait will be the first commercially available biotechnology trait developed to control nematodes," said
The Enlist® weed control system is an industry-leading system for soybeans, corn and cotton. Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides, giving farmers additional options to manage resistant and hard-to-control weeds.
"Farmers have embraced the Enlist E3 soybean trait, which offers maximum flexibility among the industry's various weed-control systems," said
The Enlist E3 soybean trait is jointly developed and owned by
"We are pleased to see the technology fit various growing environments. The agreement between MS Technologies, BASF and
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. Working with partners and agricultural experts and by integrating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers to create a positive impact on sustainable agriculture. That's why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, connecting innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2021, our division generated sales of €8.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
MS Technologies™ LLC is a leading trait, technology and soybean genetics provider. MS Technologies features a portfolio of in-house traits, as well as wide access to other traits and technologies through collaborative agreements with other parties. For more information on MS Technologies, visit our website at www.mstechseed.com.
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The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by
1 Bandara AY, Weerasooriya DK,
2 Based on BASF field trial data.
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Kasey Anderson, Corteva Agriscience, 317-337-4478 office, email@example.com; Miracle King-Wilson, BASF Agricultural Solutions, 919-451-7230 mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org; David Thompson, MS Technologies, 515-677-2605, email@example.com