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Dow, DuPont agree on new herbicide line for 2007

DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences LLC today announced the two companies have reached an agreement under which Dow will supply DuPont with acetochlor and acetochlor plus atrazine premix herbicides for preemergence use in corn. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Acetochlor is a soil-applied corn herbicide used to control grasses and broadleaf weeds, including foxtails, barnyardgrass, crabgrass, waterhemp, lambsquarters, pigweeds and nightshade.

Pending regulatory approvals, DuPont will offer acetochlor products for field use in 2007 under the brand name DuPont Breakfree herbicide. This agreement gives growers more opportunities to access products containing acetochlor through both Dow and DuPont.

"Acetochlor-containing products are among the best performing and consistent residual corn herbicides on the market and they fit well in conventional or herbicide-tolerant cropping systems," says Dow AgroSciences North America vice president Stan Howell.

DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences LLC today announced the two companies have reached an agreement under which Dow will supply DuPont with acetochlor and acetochlor plus atrazine premix herbicides for preemergence use in corn. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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