Enlist E3™ Soybeans Approved in Canada

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Enlist E3™ Soybeans Approved in Canada

First-Ever Three-Gene Herbicide Tolerant Soybean to Provide Exceptional Weed Control, Yield

INDIANAPOLIS & WEST POINT, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Farmers in Canada will have access to the latest innovation in soybean technology as Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYS: DOW) , and MS Technologies LLC have received approval for Enlist E3™ soybeans. Canadian regulatory authorities have approved Enlist E3 soybeans, which are part of the Enlist™ Weed Control System and the third Enlist trait product approved in Canada. The Enlist E3 soybean trait was evaluated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC), and was approved for food, feed, and environmental release. The companies anticipate launching Enlist E3 soybeans in 2015, contingent on approvals in key export geographies. Enlist E3 soybean cultivation registrations are also being sought in the United States, Brazil, and other South American countries.

The Enlist E3 trait stack confers tolerance to 2,4-D, glyphosate, and glufosinate. It is an innovative molecular stack that brings all three herbicide tolerances via a single transgenic event, presenting a unique advantage for customers of Dow AgroSciences, MS Technologies, and future licensees. Because the Enlist E3 trait is a single genetic event, breeding efforts can quickly advance superior performing soybean seeds for farmers.

"Science continues to provide the base for solutions needed by farmers in a world of scarce resources and ever-growing population," says Daniel R. Kittle, Ph.D. and vice president, Research and Development at Dow AgroSciences. "Enlist E3 soybeans illustrate how novel technology can be used to accelerate innovation and address significant weed challenges while providing the performance farmers must have to remain competitive."

"Driving the agricultural industry forward starts with elite germplasm and great traits," said Harry Stine, Manager, MS Technologies. "Enlist E3 is breakthrough technology that will help farmers optimize their yields and meet growing demand across the globe."

Enlist is a next-generation system that combines innovative traits, herbicides, and stewardship to deliver weed control that farmers need now while sustaining beneficial farming practices. Enlist corn and Enlist soybean traits were approved in October 2012 in Canada for food, feed, and environmental release and Enlist Duo™ herbicide was approved in Canada in May 2013.

About Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $6.4 billion in 2012. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook and YouTube or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

About MS Technologies
MS Technologies LLC is a leading trait, technology and soybean genetics provider. MS Technologies features a portfolio of in-house traits, including a variety of herbicide - tolerant and insect-resistant traits, as well as wide access to other traits and technologies through collaborative agreements with other parties. Learn more at www.mstechseed.com. Follow MS Technologies on Facebook and Twitter.

®™Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. Regulatory approvals are pending in other geographies 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. ©2013 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Enlist E3 soybeans are being jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies.

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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Canada  Indiana  Iowa


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