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DuPont Corn and Soybean Leadership Advances with Canadian Approval of Optimum™ GAT™ Trait


Regulatory Milestones Achieved to Bring Higher Productivity to Growers

DES MOINES, Iowa. – DuPont has received full Canadian regulatory approval of its proprietary herbicide tolerance trait, Optimum™ GAT™, in corn and soybeans for cultivation, feed, and food.

“The Optimum™ GAT™ trait combined with our industry-leading genetics and other complementary technologies will help growers maximize yields and allow noticeably cleaner fields through harvest,” said Paul E. Schickler, vice president and general manager – DuPont and president – Pioneer Hi-Bred. “The Canadian regulatory approval of the Optimum™ GAT™ trait in corn and soybeans brings Pioneer closer to offering more technologies to farmers’ fields.”

DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred has already received U.S. approval of the Optimum™ GAT™ trait in soybeans and anticipates U.S. approval of the Optimum™ GAT™ trait in corn in the coming months. DuPont is also pursuing regulatory approvals in key export markets around the world for both Optimum™ GAT™ soybeans and corn.

The first-ever agricultural trait developed through proprietary DuPont gene shuffling technology, the Optimum™ GAT™ trait will enable new herbicide options that will provide broader spectrum weed control without compromising crop safety.

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world’s leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers, and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.


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