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Bayer CropScience and KWS SAAT Codevelop Herbicide-Tolerant Sugar Beet

9:46 AM MDT | April 16, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Sugar beet. Photo courtesy Bayer CropScience. Bayer CropScience says it has signed a joint development and commercialization agreement with KWS SAAT (Einbeck, Germany) for herbicide-tolerant sugar beets. The technology is based on the breeding of sugar beet varieties that are tolerant to herbicides in the ALS-inhibitor-class with broad-spectrum weed control. The sugar beet plants have a naturally occuring change in an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of essential amino acids.  Bayer and KWS began working with the sugar beets in 2001. The companies say...

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