Corteva Agriscience and BASF are working together to develop new herbicide tolerant soybeans and herbicides. Corteva Agriscience Chief Technology and Digital Officer Sam Eathington says weed resistance means new tools are needed. “We have our Enlist platform today. We’ll be adding to that a new PPO gene and chemistry from BASF. We’re also collaborating on a five-gene, which would bring another mode of weed control.” The four-way stack trait will come in about eight years, in the 2030s. The next generation will come in the 2040s. Eathington also says regulatory approvals are the big hurdle in bringing products to market.
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