Indianapolis, Indiana - November 07, 2011
Dow AgroSciences announced today that the company has successfully produced 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting. This milestone is an indicator of the company's manufacturing expertise to produce Enlist Duo™ herbicide, which will be a highly differentiated herbicide solution for its Enlist™ Weed Control System. Once all regulatory approvals are secured, Enlist will introduce an innovative combination of herbicides and herbicide-tolerant traits in elite germplasm to meet the emerging weed control challenges facing farmers, while sustaining beneficial farming practices.
The new 2,4-D choline is a quaternary ammonium salt, which is different from 2,4-D amine or ester formulations. This technology retains the positive attributes of traditional 2,4-D products, such as the same weed control efficacy and favorable environmental profile, while providing growers new advantages for the management of resistant and hard-to-control weeds.
Colex-D™ Technology is a technology package featured in Enlist Duo™ and is comprised of 2,4-D choline, the latest in formulation science and a propriety manufacturing process. Those components taken together will provide growers with new benefits with the herbicide, including ultra-low volatility, minimized potential for drift, decreased odor and improved handling characteristics.
"Our success in achieving commercial-scale production of 2,4-D choline is a result of our on-going investment and expertise in research, manufacturing and formulation science, " says Joe Vertin, global leader, Enlist Weed Control System, Dow AgroSciences. "This effort was done safely, on schedule, and validates our ability to deliver on the benefits of Enlist Duo™ with Colex-D™ Technology, as we move down the regulatory pathway. Colex-D Technology is an important aspect of our overall stewardship program for the Enlist Weed Control System."
Dow AgroSciences is committed to stewardship for the Enlist system and is developing a comprehensive stewardship program to promote responsible use and sustain the long-term future performance of its trait and herbicide technologies.
About Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is a top-tier agricultural company providing innovative agrochemical and biotechnology solutions globally. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has sales of $4.9 billion. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook and YouTube or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.
™Enlist, Enlist Duo and Colex-D are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Components of the Enlist Weed Control System are pending regulatory approval. This is not an offer for sale. Always read and follow label directions. ©Dow AgroSciences 2011.
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