Monsanto completes $50 mn-herbicide plant expansion in US

Monsanto completes $50 mn-herbicide plant expansion in US

6:35 AM, 25th April 2017
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ST LOUIS, US: Monsanto Company said that it has completed a $50 million expansion at its Muscatine plant, Iowa, US. The expansion increases the formulations and packaging capacity at the plant to support the launch of Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies.

Open since 1961, the Muscatine facility employs 400 full-time workers. It produces both selective chemistry products and glyphosate-based herbicide products in Monsanto’s crop protection portfolio including Warrant, Degree, Harness, Roundup WeatherMax and XtendiMax.

The dicamba-based Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is designed to provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of weeds, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds. The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System has the potential for use across more than 200 million acres of soybean and cotton production in the Americas, and possibly corn production.

“The work taking place at this site will play an important role in helping farmers produce better harvests and meet the global demand for food – putting Muscatine at the heart of one of the largest agricultural weed management in history,” said Shawn Schrader, Monsanto Muscatine plant manager.

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