On June 11, the multinational Bayer announced its new Intacta 2 Xtend technology for transgenic soybean seed, commercially available for the 2021/22 crop. The seed will be planted beginning in September, the company said in a statement. This is Bayer’s third generation of soybean biotechnology and the company’s first launch in the country since the acquisition of Monsanto in 2018. “Bayer already has all the necessary international approvals in countries that have a significant volume of the product and a functional regulatory system, such as China and the European Union,” said the company in a note on access to the product among Brazilian soybean importers. The expectation is that there will be wide acceptance in the market for the next harvest since the “Brazilian producer is adept at innovations and quickly adopts new technologies”.
Sources: G1/Datamar News