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Herbicide resistant alfalfa varieties again available from Syngenta - Deregulation of Genuity Roundup Ready alfalfa technology provides U.S. growers with additional management choices to improve yields

Minnetonka, Minnesoat, USA
February 15, 2011

After the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture deregulation of herbicide resistant alfalfa, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. announced today that it will once again offer under the NK® brand a full portfolio of alfalfa varieties with Genuity® Roundup Ready® technology. These alfalfa varieties feature the Genuity Roundup Ready herbicide resistant trait, providing growers more management options.

The following NK brand alfalfa varieties with the Genuity Roundup Ready trait are available now from local Garst® or Golden Harvest® dealers or NK retailers for planting in 2011.

  • 6443RR, a proven performer with outstanding winter hardiness, a full FD4 variety and a top quality forage for dairies;
  • GH709RR, a variety that produces high quality forage from first cut to last with excellent multi-foliate expression and outstanding winter hardiness;
  • Revolution, a variety with rapid recovery for high yields of high-quality hay;
  • Liberator, a variety similar to Genoa with the same great yield, quality and persistence, it includes enhanced stand establishment and flexible weed control options; and
  • Pinal 9, a high-yielding fine-stemmed FD9 variety for fuller season growing areas of Arizona and southern California.

Growers can contact their Garst, Golden Harvest or NK representative to determine the best products for their specific alfalfa needs.

Hay products from Genuity Roundup Ready alfalfa are approved for import in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Based on the decision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 27, 2011, Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed is available for sale and distribution by authorized Seed Companies or their dealers for use in the United States only. This seed may not be planted outside of the United States, or for the production of seed, or sprouts.

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. Do not export Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Genuity and Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, Roundup Ready®, and Roundup® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. ©2011 Monsanto Company.

Genuity®, Roundup® and Roundup Ready® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC.
Garst®, Golden Harvest®, NK® and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

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Published: February 15, 2011

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