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Argentina approves first drought-resistant, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean

| October 22, 2018
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The Argentine government approved the first soy that is tolerant to drought and that also combines better weed control by having herbicide tolerance. The crop was developed by a national company (Bioceres) and presents clear commercial possibilities in agro-industrial production in the face of climate change.

The Secretary of Government of Agribusiness, Luis Miguel Etchevehere, said, “this crop will provide a real advantage for producers by reducing yield losses, without dispensing with options for weed control.”

It is appropriate to mention that this product showed a remarkable efficiency in reduction of losses due to the lack of irrigation during the drought that affected the soybean crop during the last season. This was verified in field tests carried out in different parts of the country.

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