INDIANAPOLIS - February 14, 2012
Midland, Mich. Site Announced As One of the Locations
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced today that the company is moving forward with a significant, multi-year asset investment in the United States related to its innovative Enlist™ Weed Control System. Specifically, the investment enables production of the company's proprietary 2,4-D choline which is a key component in Colex-D™ Technology. This technology will be featured in the company's proprietary Enlist Duo™ herbicide, a highly differentiated herbicide solution for the Enlist system. The Colex-D Technology package will offer customers significant benefits including ultra-low volatility, minimized potential for drift, decreased odor and improved handling characteristics. The company previously announced it successfully produced its 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting. The investment will occur in multiple locations, with the company's Midland, Mich., Operations site being the first one announced.
Once all regulatory approvals are secured, the Enlist system will provide an innovative combination of herbicides and seeds with herbicide-tolerant traits in elite germplasm to meet the emerging weed control challenges facing farmers while sustaining beneficial farming practices.
"Dow AgroSciences' strategic investment in United States locations reinforces our leadership in superior weed management technologies as we provide for global demand with a reliable supply of superior quality products expected by our customers," says Antonio Galindez, president and CEO, Dow AgroSciences. "Innovation like the Enlist system is driving our growth strategy, and we are moving full speed ahead to invest for the future."
In addition, this investment further enables Dow AgroSciences' global phenoxy herbicide business that provides traditional 2,4-D products to customers in more than 60 countries. The company is a world leader in innovating, developing and producing agricultural products and technologies relied upon by farmers to maximize yield and improve the sustainability of agriculture.
As the company advances the Enlist system, product stewardship remains an important priority. Colex-D Technology will be a key part of a comprehensive stewardship program being developed to promote responsible use and sustain long-term product performance. Educational and training efforts will also be part of the stewardship effort, which represents forward thinking and input from working with industry members.
About Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $5.7 billion in 2011. 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 have not yet received regulatory approvals; approvals are pending. The information presented is not an offer for sale. Enlist Duo is not yet registered for sale or use as part of the Enlist Weed Control System. Always read and follow label directions. ©2012 Dow AgroSciences LLC
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