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Dow/CTC in Brazilian GM sugar cane deal

Dow AgroSciences is to co-develop genetically modified sugar cane varieties in Brazil with Brazilian company, Centro de Tecnologia Canaviera (CVC – Piracicaba). The companies seek to develop varieties resistant to the “main sugar cane pests”, naming, “among others”, sugar cane borer ( Diabrotica saccharalis). Dow will supply its Bt technology, while CTC will bring its “broad knowledge in sugar cane and the country’s largest available germplasm”. Dow has welcomed the deal, allowing it to widen its exposure beyond its traditional crops such as maize and canola. Sugar pests cost the sector about R$1,000 million ($553 million) a year, the companies say. CTC has recently agreed a deal on GM sugar cane development with BASF ( Agrow No 574, p 3). That is to focus on drought tolerance and “potentially” herbicide tolerance.

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