DuPont, Dow Chemical Units In Herbicide Pact

Dow will provide Dupont with herbicides for use in corn.

DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences Friday said they reached an agreement under which Dow AgroSciences will supply DuPont with acetochlor and acetochlor plus atrazine premix herbicides for preemergence use in corn.

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Acetochlor is a soil-applied corn herbicide used for control of a wide spectrum of grasses and broadleaf weeds. Pending regulatory approvals, DuPont Crop Protection will offer acetochlor products for field use in 2007.

"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," said Stan Howell, North America vice president, Dow AgroSciences. "This agreement is an indication of the industry's need and desire for this chemistry."

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