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KWS and Monsanto Announce Sugarbeet Genetics Development Program

KWS SAAT SE and Monsanto Company extend their partnership that will focus on helping U.S. and Canadian sugarbeet growers manage tough-to-control weeds. The new technology will seek to deliver tolerance to three different herbicides — glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba — and is expected to be commercially available in the middle of the next decade, pending regulatory approvals._x000D_
Combining the strengths of two industry leaders in plant breeding and crop management solutions, this announcement marks the second collaboration between the two companies and would represent the next generation of weed control technology in sugarbeets. KWS and Monsanto partnered on the initial introduction of Roundup Ready sugarbeets,  providing North American farmers with a valuable weed management tool and resulting in the fastest adoption of any biotech crop to date._x000D_