Residual Herbicides Key To Fighting Resistance

Taylor TruckeyDupont Crop Protection, Herbicides, NAFB, Weed control

Jeff Carpenter, with Dupont Crop Protection, spoke with me at TradeTalk to give an update on DuPont’s latest herbicide product, Trivence, and the importance of preventing resistant weeds using residual herbicides. “Farmers are understanding there is an issue with Roundup not controlling the weeds it did 4-5 years ago. For the pigweed species especially (both palmer and waterhemp), as well … Read More

EPA Established Tolerances to Use with New Trait

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, biotechnology, Dupont Crop Protection, Herbicides

The EPA has established tolerances for DuPont Crop Protection‘s herbicide-tolerant sorghum trait, Inzen.  The tolerances pertain to the use of herbicides with nicosulfuron and rimsulfuron.  Once the product is obtains registration by the EPA sorghum producers will be able to apply herbicides to control post emergence of grasses. “Nicosulfuron and rimsulfuron will provide excellent control of annual grasses that deplete … Read More

DuPont and Caribou Biosciences Create Alliance

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, bioproducts, biotechnology, Dupont Crop Protection

A strategic alliance has been announced between DuPont and Caribou Biosciences, a leading developer of CRISPR-Cas technologies for genome editing.  The two companies will share respective patent portfolios; DuPont will have exclusive intellectual property rights to technology for row crops and non-exclusive right for other ag and bioscience applications. The partnership will also include a multi-year research agreement with scientists … Read More

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. Acquires Herbicide Assets

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, Herbicides

DuPont Crop Protection has announced the sale of it’s Hexazinone product and mixture product business to Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI).  Assest in Brazil were excluded in the sale and financial terms have not been disclosed.  Hexazinone is a broad spectrum herbicide created for use on crops like alfalfa, blueberries, pineapples and sugarcane.  It is marketed under the brands Velpar, Pronone, … Read More

DuPont to Buy Taxon Biosciences

John DavisAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

DuPont will buy leading microbiome discovery company Taxon Biosciences, Inc. This company news release says the deal will build on DuPont’s in-house capabilities and market access in both seed and crop protection to discover and commercialize biological solutions for agriculture customers globally. “In 2014, the businesses in DuPont’s Agriculture, Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences segments sold more than $1 … Read More

Sumitomo Acquires DuPont Asana Insecticide

John DavisAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, International

Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. is acquiring the DuPont™ Asana® Insecticide business in the United States. The company announced Asana® will be distributed through Valent U.S.A. Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical in the United States. Asana® Insecticide, active ingredient esfenvalerate, is a proven control tool for a wide range of insect pests in major field crops, vegetables, … Read More

Alta Seeds to Launch 1st Herbicide Tolerant Sorghum Hybrids

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, GMO, Herbicides, Sorghum

Alta Seeds, the premium brand of Advanta, a leading international supplier of proprietary crop genetics, will demonstrate the first herbicide tolerant sorghum hybrids in their 2014 trials in Hereford, Texas. The first grain sorghum hybrids with this trait will be introduced commercially by Alta Seeds in 2016. Herbicide tolerant grain sorghum will give growers greater ability to control yield-limiting grassy … Read More

DuPont Awarded Best Crop Protection R&D Pipeline

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection

DuPont recently received two prestigious Agrow Awards in recognition of innovation and excellence in its R&D pipeline and packaging innovation efforts. Agrow is a leading provider of news, analysis and data to the global agriculture industry. “DuPont is honored to receive these prestigious awards as they further acknowledge the work that we are doing to develop remarkable innovations to advance … Read More

USDA Announces New Conservation Collaboration

Talia GoesConservation, Dupont Crop Protection, USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new federal-private collaboration with DuPont to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to supply bio-based feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production. The joint agreement between USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and DuPont aims to set voluntary standards for the sustainable harvesting of agricultural residues for renewable fuel, and supports rural job creation, additional income … Read More

Dupont PrecisionPac Herbicide Solutions

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, Video, Weed control

During Commodity Classic this year Dupont Crop Protection surveyed grower attendees and found that more than half of U.S. corn, soybean and wheat growers have changed their herbicide tank-mix strategies within the last three years. Changes include using new, different or more herbicides in the same spray tank. Nearly 67 percent of growers surveyed said they or a farm employee … Read More