By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy
BASF informed the NGFA this week that the company will launch a hybrid canola variety (MS8 x RF3 x MON 88302) under the commercial name “InVigor Choice LR344PC.”
BASF’s stacked trait combines previously commercialized MS8xRF3, which confers glufosinate tolerance, and MON88302, which confers glyphosate tolerance. The initial launch is scheduled to occur in Canada only.
Of particular importance to NGFA members, InVigor Choice LR344PC has received import approvals in a number of countries including the United States, China, the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Mexico.
BASF also has informed NGFA that the following laboratories will possess the capabilities to test and therefore detect MS8, RF3 and MON 88302:
- Discovery Seed Labs (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
- Eurofins BioDiagnostics (River Falls, Wis.)
- Eurofins GeneScan (New Orleans, La.)
- OMIC USA (Portland, Ore.)
BASF says InVigor Choice LR344PC will provide growers with the option to use both Liberty® herbicide or Roundup WeatherMax® herbicide on canola. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identifier for InVigor Choice LR344PC is ACS-BNØØ5-8 x ACS-BNØØ3-6 x MON-883Ø2-9.
NGFA appreciates the continued engagement with and early information-sharing by technology providers, including BASF, to facilitate domestic and international trade. If NGFA members have further questions, please contact BASF’s Scott Kohne at firstname.lastname@example.org.