Enlist™ Weed Control System Approved

Jamie Johansen

The Enlist™ Weed Control System is now approved for use with registration by the Environmental Protection Agency of Enlist Duo™ herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans. EPA’s decision is the final step in the federal regulatory process for the Enlist system. The Enlist corn and soybean traits were deregulated by USDA last month. With regulatory approvals now in …

Agribusiness, Corn, Dow AgroScience, NCGA, Soybean, weeds

USDA Deregulates ENLIST Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA has issued a decision to deregulate Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist™ 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soybean traits in the United States. “Gaining approval for this important technology has been a long, hard fought battle,” said National Corn Growers Association Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair Jim Zimmerman of Wisconsin. “It is important that farmers continue to gain access to …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Corn, Dow AgroScience, Soybean, USDA

Enlist™ Ahead app for Enlist Weed Control System

Jamie Johansen

Dow AgroSciences unveiled, the Enlist™ Ahead app offers growers and applicators vital herbicide application information from a single source. The app, designed for use with the Enlist Weed Control System, is a precision agriculture tool for maximizing weed control performance, managing weed resistance and making responsible applications of Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology. Regulatory approvals are pending for the …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Apps, Dow AgroScience, Herbicide

Dow AgroSciences and John Deere Form Collaboration

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a development that comes right out of the John Deere Developer’s Conference this year in which the company opened up it’s MyJohnDeere platform to other companies to develop applications that would integrate with all the data that the platform creates. Helping farmers get more value per acre through the expert analysis of production data is the goal of a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dow AgroScience, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

New Online Resource About GMOs

Talia Goes

The agricultural biotechnology companies that develop genetically modified seeds (GMO) are coming together to launch a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. GMO Answers is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information on GMOs, their background, use in agriculture, and research and …

Agribusiness, BASF, Bayer, Dow AgroScience, Dupont, GMO, Monsanto, Syngenta

Amazing Maize: The exhibit

Meghan Grebner

After over five years in development the Indiana State Museum opened its Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn Saturday.  The exhibit will run for the next 16 months at the museum located in the heart of Indianapolis.  In those 16 months, Indianapolis will play host to two National FFA Conventions AND the Super Bowl.  Talk about the …

Case IH, Corn, Dow AgroScience

Dow AgroSciences Acquires Pfister Hybrids

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the latest change in the seed business and it’s a big one. Dow AgroSciences LLC announced today it is acquiring the majority of assets of Illinois based corn company Pfister Hybrids. The addition of Pfister Hybrids will further expand Dow AgroSciences’ current U.S. seeds business as the company anticipates the introduction of SmartStax(TM) in 2010 and Dow AgroSciences Herbicide …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroScience, Seed

SmartStaxing Seed Traits

Chuck Zimmerman

In another co-development kind of deal, both Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences just announced that they’ve submitted their SmartStax for regulatory review. Thanks to Dow for the picture of Mark Rooney (foreground), Mycogen Seeds field biologist, and Matthew Moeller, Mycogen Seeds research technician, supervise planting of SmartStax™ test plots at the Mycogen research station near Huxley, IA. In anticipation of SmartStax …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroScience, Monsanto, Seed

CropLife America Elects Board Members

Laura McNamara

Leaders from top crop science companies monitor pesticide management regulation as newly elected and re-elected board members of CropLife America. CropLife has elected its new Board of Directors. Eric Wintemute, president and chief executive officer of American Vanguard Corporation, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of CropLife America, the nation’s largest trade association for pesticide manufacturers, formulators, developers …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, BASF, Dow AgroScience, Monsanto, Research, Technology

CropLife Rewards Pesticide Excellence

Laura McNamara

The nation’s largest trade organization for agriculture pest management, CropLife, has named the recipients of its annual awards for excellence in pesticide development. The CropLife awards are meant to recognize responsible and effective use of pesticides to provide a safe, affordable and abundant food supply. Fourteen recipients of 2007 CropLife America industry awards were honored in six categories for excellence …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, BASF, Dow AgroScience, Monsanto, Research, Technology