Environmental groups blasted USDA’s Jan. 17 decision to deregulate a genetically engineered creeping bentgrass that has taken root in two Oregon counties.
In a joint news release, the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety sharply criticized USDA’s decision to deregulate the grass, which was genetically modified to resist applications of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Corp.’s Roundup weed killer.
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. and Monsanto developed the grass for use mainly on golf courses. —Read the rest of the article.
A 12/8/2016 Capital Press Ag news article documented the decision to deregulate the genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant creeping bentgrass will be made by the USDA Secretary of Agriculture after the close of the final public comment period. Download the rest of the article.
More on Agrostis stolonifer (creeping bentgrass):
- The intersection of ecological risk assessment and plant communities: an analysis of Agrostis and Panicum species in the northeastern U.S.
- Wetland and riparian plant communities at risk of invasion by transgenic herbicide-resistant Agrostis spp. in central Oregon
- Weediness and Persistance of Transgenic Bentgrass Hybrid
- Escape and establishment of transgenic glyphosateresistant creeping bentgrass
Agrostis stolonifera in Oregon, USA: a 4-year study