Budimir Jevtic @ stock.adobe.com
Genetically-modified crops with a herbicide-tolerant trait designed to improve environmental properties without the onus of heavy chemicals. This solution counteracts the herbicide-resistant weed problem present in many agronomic cropping systems.
Species of soybean, cotton, corn, and canola are being developed with resistance to additional herbicide chemistries, including dicamba and 2,4-D in soy. The types of gene-editing used to enhance tolerance traits include selection, mutation, or targeted editing through CRISPR/Cas9.