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Monsanto and DuPont Agree on Dicamba Supply Deal


Monsanto and DuPont agree on a multi-year dicamba supply deal for the United States and Canada; however, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“This agreement represents continued commitment to the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System,” says Mike Frank, Monsanto vice president, chief commercial officer. “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.”
Tim Glenn, president of DuPont Crop Protection, adds that for several years, the company has tested a solutions-based approach to optimizing weed control using this novel soybean trait and dicamba formulation technology.
“We are seeing excellent results in improved control of weed populations, including those resistant to a number of herbicide modes of action,” he says. “This advance will help farmers manage weed competition while improving crop safety as they work to increase production to meet global food demand.”
DuPont will sell its new herbicide as DuPont FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology.