HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
PRE-INOCULANT SYSTEM NOW REGISTERED IN CANADA
Ontario soybean growers now have access to BioStacked® pre-inoculants as they have been registered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
According to Becker Underwood, professionally applied HiCoat® N/T S225 increases nodulation and boosts yield. The category of BioStacked® inoculants consists of different beneficial micro-organisms working together with the soybean root system to enhance yield. The Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacteria colonize the root system to enhance nitrogen fixation. Bacillus subtilis acts as a Nodulating Trigger® (N/T) resulting in more vigorous plants with greater root biomass, more nitrogen-fixing nodules and increased yield, says the company.
The HiCoat® N/T S225 pre-inoculant system lets growers pick the most convenient planting time without compromising inoculant effectiveness, claims Becker Underwood. Conventional farm-applied inoculants are applied just before planting. HiCoat® N/T S225 maintains its inoculating power up to 225 days when applied without a chemical seed treatment. It is reliable whether the seed is still in the bag or has been planted into drier soils. The treatment is also compatible with all commercial seed treatments. •
DUPONT AND DOW AGROSCIENCES AGREE TO CROSS LICENCE
A new commercial cross-licensing agreement will enable Dow AgroSciences to license its proprietary herbicide tolerant trait technology for soybeans to DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. In addition, Pioneer is licensing its proprietary Optimum® GAT® trait for soybeans to Dow AgroSciences. Both licensing agreements are non-exclusive.
The goal of this agreement, according to the two companies, it to deliver expanded herbicide-tolerant soybean options to farmers in the next decade.
Dow AgroSciences expects to submit herbicide-tolerant trait technology data to US regulatory agencies this year and anticipates commercialization early in the next decade pending regulatory authorizations.
According to the company, the new herbicide-tolerant trait technology allows growers to continue farming the way they want, but with improved weed control capabilities and performance. The system is designed to provide excellent control of glyphosate-resistant and other hard-to-control broadleaf weeds like morning glory, pigweeds including palmer amaranth, lambsquarters, marestail, waterhemp, giant and common ragweed, and velvetleaf. •