Monsanto, DuPont enter long-term deal on dicamba

Dicamba helps farmers manage broadleaf weeds that deprive crops of nutrients, sunlight and water. | File photo
A multi-year dicamba supply agreement announced July 7 between Monsanto and DuPont extends to the U.S. and Canada.

“This agreement represents continued commitment to the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System,” Mike Frank, Monsanto’s vice president and chief commercial officer, said. “Low-volatility dicamba formulations with VaporGrip Technology are designed to give soybean farmers additional tools to control glyphosate-resistant and tough-to-control broadleaf weeds.”

Dicamba helps farmers manage broadleaf weeds that deprive crops of nutrients, sunlight and water. Since 1967, various formulations of dicamba have been used on all types of land and crops in the United States and 25 other countries throughout the world including corn, wheat, fallow and pasture land; conservation tillage acres; and for residential lawn care.

“For several years, DuPont has been testing a solutions-based approach to optimizing weed control using this novel soybean trait and dicamba formulation technology,” Tim Glenn, president of DuPont Crop Protection, said. “We are seeing excellent results in improved control of weed populations, including those resistant to a number of herbicide modes of action. This advance will help farmers manage weed competition while improving crop safety as they work to increase production to meet global food demand.”

DuPont’s newest herbicide will be sold under the name DuPont FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology.

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