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BASF/Cibus Clearfield crops advance

BASF expects to introduce improved versions of its imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant Clearfield oilseed rape/canola by 2013. Glasshouse and field trials have demonstrated that plants being developed under a collaboration with US technology company Cibus (San Diego, California – Agrow No 524, p 2) have enhanced levels of tolerance to BASF’s Clearfield range of herbicides, the company says. The non-genetically modified winter oilseed rape and spring canola lines were produced using Cibus’ proprietary Rapid Trait Development System (RTDS).



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