New patent granted for second Enlist trait
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,283,522, covering crop plants containing another of Dow AgroSciences’ innovative class of herbicide-tolerant traits. The patented trait has shown exceptional promise for use in soybeans and cotton as it conveys robust tolerance to broadleaf herbicides such as 2,4-D, and enables new uses of other proven broad-spectrum herbicides against herbicide-resistant weeds.
The company was previously granted U.S. Patent No. 7,838,733, covering a proprietary herbicide-tolerant trait useful in corn and other monocot plants. Both traits are part of the company’s highly anticipated Enlist Weed Control System that is currently pending regulatory approvals. Enlist is a next-generation system that combines innovative traits, novel herbicides and stewardship to deliver the weed control that famers need now.
In addition to its U.S. patents, Dow AgroSciences has filed for patent protection in major crop growing countries around the world. Its patent filings are expected to provide protection for crops containing the trait, methods for controlling glyphosate-resistant weeds, and uses of the trait in combination with 2,4-D as well as other broad-spectrum and selective herbicides.
“This patent illustrates the robust intellectual property Dow AgroSciences has developed as we work to provide our customers with solutions to pressing weed control problems,” says Joe Vertin, global business leader, Enlist Weed Control System, Dow AgroSciences. “Our leadership in weed management, including herbicide-tolerance technology, will advance agriculture.”
- What to do now in regards to the 2014 Farm Bill
- Mistakes that hurt a farm's credit
- Mycogen Seeds introduces four new sunflower hybrids for 2015
- China cuts cotton import quotas to boost demand for its own fiber
- Hog futures the exception to bearish ag market rule Monday AM
- Gangster herbicide program update
- Despite USDA approval, Enlist trait faces hurdles
- Activist investor Peltz pushes DuPont to split itself
- USDA approves Dow’s Enlist corn, soybean traits
- Mapping technology help farmers understand soil
- Study shows differences in understanding sustainable agriculture
- Vilsack urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops
- U.S. GMO labeling foes triple spending in first half of this year
- Activists fighting Golden Rice even more in 2014
- Source shows half of GMO research is independent
- East-West Seed signs marketing collaboration with Monsanto
- White House issues veto threat on bill to block WOTUS rule
- USDA releases 2012 cash rents data report