Dow AgroSciences LLC announced that the company is moving forward with a significant, multi-year asset investment in the United States related to its Enlist Weed Control System. Specifically, the investment enables production of the company’s proprietary 2,4-D choline, which is a key component in Colex-D Technology. This technology will be featured in the company’s proprietary Enlist Duo herbicide, a highly differentiated herbicide solution for the Enlist system. The Colex-D Technology package will offer customers significant benefits including ultra-low volatility, minimized potential for drift, decreased odor and improved handling characteristics. The company previously announced it successfully produced its 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting. The investment will occur in multiple locations, with the company’s Midland, Mich., operations site being the first one announced.
Once all regulatory approvals are secured, the Enlist system will provide an innovative combination of herbicides and seeds with herbicide-tolerant traits in elite germplasm to meet the emerging weed control challenges facing farmers while sustaining beneficial farming practices.
In addition, this investment further enables Dow AgroSciences’ global phenoxy herbicide business that provides traditional 2,4-D products to customers in more than 60 countries. The company is a world leader in innovating, developing and producing agricultural products and technologies relied upon by farmers to maximize yield and improve the sustainability of agriculture.