BASF Monsanto collaborate dicamba tolerant cropping system

BASF and Monsanto collaborate for dicamba tolerant cropping system

12:39 PM, 18th June 2011
BASF and Monsanto collaborate for dicamba tolerant cropping system
Markus Heldt, President- Crop Protection division, BASF

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/ST LOUIS,MISSOURI, USA: BASF and Monsanto Company will collaborate for advancement of dicamba tolerant cropping systems. The companies have granted reciprocal licenses and BASF has agreed to supply formulated dicamba herbicide products to Monsanto. Both Monsanto and BASF will have the right to commercialize new dicamba herbicide formulations optimized for use with dicamba tolerant crops and the right to develop their own mixtures with certain herbicides. In addition, the two companies will collaborate on the development of stewardship guidelines and best management practices for the dicamba tolerant system. 

“The introduction of dicamba tolerant crops combined with improved dicamba formulations will provide farmers the tools they need to combat the yield-robbing weed resistance some are facing in their fields today,” said Markus Heldt, President- Crop Protection division, BASF.

Monsanto also has corn, cotton and canola dicamba tolerant crops in its research and development pipeline. These next-generation technologies are aimed at offering farmers multiple modes of action and superior application timing flexibility in combating weeds.

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