China grants regulatory approval of TruFlex canola with Roundup Ready technology
−− Farmers will have access to new varieties in time for 2019 spring planting
Jan. 9, 2019
Canadian and U.S. canola farmers will have access to Bayer’s next-generation canola trait following confirmation that China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) has granted safety certificate approval for the import and food/feed use of TruFlex™ canola with Roundup Ready® technology (MON88302). MARA has notified Bayer that a safety certificate for TruFlex™ canola has been granted. MARA has publicly posted this information on their website and we are awaiting final documentation, which we expect to receive shortly.
- Improved control of tough weeds – The TruFlex™ canola system allows for the control of a broad spectrum of tough-to-control weeds including cleavers, foxtail barley and wild buckwheat. It also helps enable season-long dandelion control.
- Flexibility in spray rates and timing – The TruFlex™ canola system has a wider application window, providing farmers with up to 10-14 more spray days than our current technology. And by enabling flexible application rates, it will help farmers choose the right rate for the unique weed challenges they face on their farms.
- Higher yield potential through genetics and improved crop safety – New genetics help deliver higher yield potential and the improved crop system delivers better weed control and crop safety over Genuity® Roundup Ready® canola.
Stewarded plot trials and field demonstrations took place at several locations across Western Canada last summer to allow farmers to see the performance of TruFlex™ canola in the field and drive pre-orders from farmers across Western Canada.
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