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DeKalb to Deliver Lineup of New Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans

On the heels of the recent announcement that Monsanto Company is ready to commercialize Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, the next generation dicamba-tolerant technology in soybeans, the DeKalb brand is releases its line-up for the 2016 growing season._x000D_
As the leading provider of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, the DeKalb brand has nine new soybean varieties across a broad range of maturities. The depth of the Dekalb portfolio is a direct result of the brand’s experience with the new trait and its extensive local testing footprint across Canada._x000D_
As Monsanto Canada’s seed brand, the DeKalb team has seven years of direct experience researching and testing this new trait in the field, giving it more knowledge of the technology than any other seed company. The 2016 introduction of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will be the biggest trait technology launch in Monsanto Company’s history._x000D_
“The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is a system that will really benefit soybean growers,” said Bob Thirlwall, DEKALB agronomist for southwestern Ontario. “This technology delivers an additional mode of action, enhanced weed control for tough to kill broadleaf weeds, and the potential for higher yields. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and helping farmers in my area successfully grow DEKALB Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans this year.”