Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC this week announced the companies have received approval for Enlist E3 soybeans in Canada.
The soybeans are part of the Enlist Weed Control System and represent the third Enlist trait product approved in Canada. The soybeans were 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.
Daniel R. Kittle, Ph.D., vice president of Research and Development at Dow AgroSciences, says the Enlist E3 soybeans "illustrate how novel technology can be used to accelerate innovation and address significant weed challenges while providing the performance farmers must have to remain competitive."
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.