Dow expects Enlist Duo to attain FDA approval for 2016

The Dow Chemical Co. is working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the products the company develops protect the environment despite the chemicals used.

“It’s possible that we could see some changes to use conditions on the existing Enlist Duo label,” Dow AgroSciences President and CEO Tim Hassinger said. “However, based on the ongoing dialogue with EPA, we do not expect these issues to result in the long-term cancellation of the Enlist Duo product registration. We continue to prepare for commercial sales of Enlist Duo for the 2016 growing season with enthusiastic grower adoption.”

Evaluations on synergy from herbicidal mixtures are common within the crop protection industry and the EPA has not used observations of potential synergy in mixtures as a reason for regulatory action. The EPA has all the data on potential synergies between 2, 4-D choline and glyphosate in Enlist Duo.

Hassinger said he expects the EPA will support the registration of Enlist Duo after reading all the efficacy data in time for the 2016 crop-growing season.

Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, discovers, develops and markets crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world.

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