Dow AgroSciences successfully produces 2,4-D choline

Dow AgroSciences successfully produces 2,4-D choline

2:38 AM, 8th November 2011
Dow AgroSciences successfully produces 2,4-D choline

 

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Dow AgroSciences announced that the company has successfully produced 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting. This milestone is an indicator of the company’s manufacturing expertise to produce Enlist Duo herbicide, which will be a highly differentiated herbicide solution for its Enlist weed control system. Once all regulatory approvals are secured, Enlist will introduce an innovative combination of herbicides and herbicide-tolerant traits in elite germplasm to meet the emerging weed control challenges facing farmers, while sustaining beneficial farming practices.

The new 2,4-D choline is a quaternary ammonium salt, which is different from 2,4-D amine or ester formulations. This technology retains the positive attributes of traditional 2,4-D products, such as the same weed control efficacy and favourable environmental profile, while providing growers new advantages for the management of resistant and hard-to-control weeds.

“Our success in achieving commercial-scale production of 2,4-D choline is a result of our on-going investment and expertise in research, manufacturing and formulation science. This effort was done safely, on schedule and validates our ability to deliver on the benefits of Enlist Duo with Colex-D technology, as we move down the regulatory pathway,” said Joe Vertin, Global Leader, Enlist Weed Control System, Dow AgroSciences.

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