Verdeca Showcases HB4® Drought Tolerant Soybeans to Growers and Enrolls Early Adopters at Expoagro in Argentina
The HB4 stack is Verdeca's newest product release from its pipeline of traits developed to benefit soybean producers through quality improvement, stress mitigation and management practices.
At Verdeca's pavilion, growers will be able to inspect field plots of HB4 soybeans, a unique technology which protects crops against drought conditions. More than ten years of field trials in production regions of the northern and southern hemisphere have demonstrated that HB4 soybeans preserve yield when crops are challenged by water and salinity stress.
"HB4 is a novel soybean trait that provides yield stability across diverse environments, delivering a biotech solution beyond the traditional packages, primarily focused on pest control traits," said
In addition to drought tolerance, HB4 soybeans also offer resistance to a broad-spectrum herbicide utilized to prevent growth of a wide range of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds and grasses. Field plots at Expoagro compare the effectiveness of the trait-plus-herbicide combination, compared to soybean fields artificially infested with volunteer corn and Amaranthus grass weeds.
"We're excited to show farmers first-hand the benefits of our HB4 trait stack at Expoagro," said
The second recruiting round for the HB4 program candidates will take place during the third day of the event, with potentially more than 100,000 acres available for seed multiplication during the next crop season.
Currently, the HB4 trait has regulatory approval in more than 80 percent of the global soybean market, including the
Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (NYSE American: BIOX) is a fully integrated provider of crop productivity technologies designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality. To do this, Bioceres' solutions create economic incentives for farmers and other stakeholders to adopt environmentally friendlier production practices. The company has a unique biotech platform with high-impact, patented technologies for seeds and microbial ag-inputs, as well as next generation crop nutrition and protection solutions. Through its HB4® program, the company is bringing digital solutions to support growers' decisions and provide end-to-end traceability for production outputs. For more information, visit https://investors.biocerescrops.com.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including HB4's potential to significantly improve the performance of soybean cultivation. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: Arcadia's, Bioceres', Verdeca's and their partners' and affiliates' ability to develop commercial products incorporating their traits, and complete the regulatory review process for such products, including obtaining approval from
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