Comments end for Enlist Duo but not the fight
But Dow AgroSciences points out that regulatory agencies in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.S., have authorized the use of 2,4-D since 2001 based on modern regulatory requirements.
Dow AgroSciences also contends that the EPA has acknowledged the significant scientific advancements Dow AgroSciences made with Enlist Duo herbicide as it relates to off-target movement. By combining two modes of action, Enlist Duo will help solve the weed control challenges growers are facing, and “it will do so with technology optimized for on-target application,” spokespersons have stressed.
The EPA is expected to review the comments it has received in the coming weeks, and will then issue its final decision. Pending regulatory approvals, Dow AgroSciences expects to launch Enlist corn and soybeans that are resistant to Enlist Duo in 2015 and wants the herbicide registered by that time, too.
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