DuPont Expands Corn Herbicide Offerings
WWILMINGTON, Del. and INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., September 22, 2006 - DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences LLC today announced the two companies have reached an agreement under which Dow AgroSciences will supply DuPont with acetochlor and acetochlor plus atrazine premix herbicides for preemergence use in corn. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Acetochlor is a soil-applied corn herbicide used for dependable, consistent control of a wide spectrum of grasses and broadleaf weeds, including foxtails, barnyardgrass, crabgrass, waterhemp, lambsquarters, pigweeds and nightshade.
Pending regulatory approvals, DuPont Crop Protection will offer acetochlor products for field use in 2007 under the brand name DuPont™ Breakfree™ herbicide. This agreement gives growers more opportunities to access products containing acetochlor through both Dow AgroSciences and DuPont.
“With this addition to the corn herbicide product portfolio, farmers have another tool to improve their productivity,” said James C. Collins, Jr. , vice president and general manager, DuPont Crop Protection. “This agreement supports our vision of meeting the world demand for sustainable food, feed, fiber and fuel.”
“Acetochlor containing products are among the best performing and consistent residual corn herbicides on the market and they fit well in conventional or herbicide tolerant cropping systems,” said Stan Howell, North America vice president, Dow AgroSciences. “This agreement is an indication of the industry’s need and desire for this chemistry.”
Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, Ind., is a top tier agricultural company providing innovative crop protection, seeds and biotechnology solutions to serve the world’s growing population. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, global sales for Dow AgroSciences are $3.4 billion. Learn more at www.dowagro.com .
DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. Further information is available at www.dupont.com .
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