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Non-GMO herbicide-tolerant sorghum to hit shelves 2017

| March 3, 2015

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Multiple herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum traits are coming soon to growers across the country and Alta Seeds breeder Ben Beyer took the stage at Commodity Classic to provide an update on the development process. Speaking during the sorghum general session hosted by the National Sorghum Producers, Beyer discussed the types of herbicide-tolerant genetics Alta Seeds is bringing to market and how soon they will become available for planting.

“We’ve developed three hybrids with proven resistance to ALS herbicides,” Beyer says. “These hybrids have been tested the last two years in field trials using twice the recommend herbicide application rate and they have demonstrated excellent performance with no yield drag.”

Working under a joint agreement with DuPont Crop Protection, Alta Seeds herbicide-resistant hybrids will feature the Inzen™ herbicide-tolerance trait. Inzen was developed through traditional breeding techniques. The trait is non-transgenic and will not have any export restrictions.

Beyer informed the audience that the release of hybrids with the Inzen trait is pending EPA registration which is expected by 2017.

Read full, original article: Alta Seeds Updates Growers on Herbicide Tolerant Sorghum Development

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