New varieties of genetically modified soy beans are being grown and tested in Essex County.
Monsanto, a well-known agricultural biotechnology company, is trying to develop a new strain of soy bean that is resistant to both Roundup and dicamba.
The farmer leasing his land to Monsanto said he can’t talk about the crop but confirms it’s already been harvested.
Monsanto hopes to have a new dicamba resistant variety of soy bean ready for 2014 or 2015.
Dicamba is a broad-spectrum herbicide used for general weed control on grain crops, pastures and non-crop areas.
Monsanto and farmers are pursuing new weed killers and genetically modified soy bean crops because the number of Roundup resistant weeds continues to increase in Canada.
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