Forage Genetics International expects to have HarvXtra™ alfalfa – with a reduced lignin trait – commercially available on a limited basis in 2016. A petition to deregulate it is currently under review by USDA. HarvXtra™ alfalfa was developed through a strategic partnership between FGI, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in conjunction with Monsanto. HarvXtra™ alfalfa will be sold in a trait stack with Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa.