Dow plans seed trait to combat Roundup-resistant weeds

Dow Chemical Co. plans to add a gene to its corn, cotton and soybean seeds that will allow farmers to use a second herbicide to control weeds not killed by Monsanto ’s Roundup herbicide, Bloomberg News reports.

Dow Herbicide Tolerance (DHT) will be combined with Roundup tolerance, allowing growers to kill problem weeds with Dow’s herbicide, Antonio Galindez, president of Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences, said in a webcast Wednesday of a UBS AG conference presentation, according to Bloomberg News.

[St. Louis Business Journal]