DuPont Pioneer will have 12 new Pioneer brand T Series soybean varieties with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology available for preordering this fall in the United States. The products are being made available for preorders in anticipation of a commercial launch of the trait for 2016 planting, pending applicable regulatory reviews.
Soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology will enable applications of labeled dicamba herbicides, pending herbicide registration, as well as glyphosate herbicides. Dicamba herbicides will provide farmers a new way to manage tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds such as waterhemp, marestail and palmer amaranth.
Soybeans with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology are approved for food, feed and cultivation in the United States and Canada. Sale and delivery of the new soybeans will be completed once applicable regulatory reviews are concluded.
If Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology is not commercially launched in time for the 2016 crop year, Pioneer expects to have good supply of other elite soybean varieties to meet the needs of its customers who have preordered varieties with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology, said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer vice president, regional director for U.S. & Canada.