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Sevita adds nine GM soybean varieties to lineup

October 21, 2020  By Top Crop Manager

Sevita International has expanded its soybean seed offering for next season by adding nine new genetically modified (GM) varieties to its lineup.

The Canadian seed company aims to develop and source varieties in Canada for Canadian farmers, conducting breeding, research, and variety trials in Inkerman, Ont., and other sites across Eastern Canada. On-site evaluation trials are also expanding in Western Canada.

“Sevita is an independent company and we’re Canadian, so we care first and foremost about product performance close to home,” says John Van Herk, product development and agronomy manager at Sevita. “Our pre-commercial testing is done local to where the product will be grown because serving our customers means learning about how our variety lineup performs in their areas.”


This year, Sevita has added four new products on the Enlist E3 platform, which was launched last year with two varieties. Five new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean varieties were also added. Both Enlist and Xtend offer herbicide-tolerant options for versatile weed control.

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