Monsanto announced that it would sell a new generation of genetically modified soy seed, INTACTA2 XTEND to Brazil in 2020. And this seed will be resistant to the dicamba herbicide.
Due to the strong correlation between seeds and pesticides, the plan of Monsanto to plant new transgenic soybeans in Brazil is expected to bring about 24.5 to 48.8 kilotons of dicamba growth in 2020, and if this soy seed could be successfully promoted in Argentina, it may bring 31.7 to 63,2 kilotons of dicamba growth.
Will the dicamba become the substitute for the current glyphosate-based herbicides?
The application of the glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) has increased approximately 100 times since the late of 1970s. The main cause for the increasing application volume may be the widespread emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds which may require larger application amount to take effect.
Since the performance of the glyphosate has been decreased, it may be possible that the kind of pesticides become substitutes to it. The new generation of the transgenic soybeans from Monsanto might speed up this change.