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DuPont to Introduce Crop Protection Products with Flumioxazin


Bringing More Choices and Sustainable Solutions to U.S. Farmers

WILMINGTON, Del., February 14, 2007 - DuPont Crop Protection has reached an agreement with Valent U.S.A. Corporation to access flumioxazin to create new combination herbicide products for soybeans marketed under the DuPont brand. This is another step in the DuPont strategy to provide a wider range of solutions to meet farmers’ needs in conventional, Roundup Ready®, and Optimum™ GAT™ seed systems.

“The new blended product offerings will provide farmers with better weed control options for glyphosate-tolerant and conventional crops, as well as provide retailers with better options to improve customer satisfaction in these systems while increasing retailer profitability,” said James C. Collins, Jr. , vice president and general manager – DuPont Crop Protection. “This strategy is consistent with our longstanding objective of delivering environmentally sustainable solutions to customers.”

With its patented blending technology, DuPont will use flumioxazin to complement current products to produce offerings that meet customer needs. When blended with DuPont sulfonylurea pre-emergence soybean products, flumioxazin will provide enhanced residual activity on key weeds, such as waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, black nightshade, common ragweed, annual grasses, and other glyphosate-tolerant weeds. Pending registration, DuPont expects to have products in the market by spring 2008.

DuPont is a science-based products and services 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 and food, building and construction, communications, and transportation.


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