As part of the regulatory process, USDA has opened a docket for public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Enlist™ corn and soybean traits until February 24, 2014. The USDA’s recommendation of the Preferred Alternative as stated in the DEIS, is to “deregulate all three” Enlist corn and soybean traits. A docket for public comments is expected to be opened by EPA for Enlist Duo™ herbicide at a later date. These comment periods offer supporters of American agriculture the chance to express the urgent need for this technology.
While Enlist corn and soybean traits and herbicides have been under regulatory review at the USDA and EPA, the lack of new weed control tools has led to a significant increase in resistant weeds and an increase in other herbicide use or increased tillage. The Enlist™ Weed Control System will provide additional herbicidal modes of action that can be used to manage herbicide resistance for those who have it and help to proactively manage it for those who do not. Uncontrolled weeds can have a detrimental impact on crop yield.
Farmers and others in the agricultural industry need to stay ahead of weeds and provide an abundant food supply and renewable sources of biofuels for our country and the world. Canadian regulators have already approved all components of the Enlist system. Brazil, which continues to shorten its approval times for biotech crops, is moving forward on its review.
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By submitting the enclosed comment, which you can personalize if you wish, you can be part of the process and urge both USDA and EPA in their respective dockets to complete their reviews and make these technologies available to farmers for the next growing season. Dow AgroSciences can help you submit to both USDA and EPA and ensure your comment is counted.
Read more on further information on the benefits of Enlist™ and for background on the current regulatory process.
Regulatory approvals are pending for the Enlist herbicide solution and crops containing Enlist herbicide tolerance traits. The information presented here is not an offer for sale. Always read and follow label directions.
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