Source: Agricultural Research Service
American Vanguard Corporation has acquired the cotton defoliant product Tribufos (sold under the trade name Def) from Bayer CropScience. The acquisition of Def complements Amvac's existing cotton defoliant product Folex, which it has marketed since 2002.
Def and Folex are fast and effective cotton defoliants that facilitate the removal of leaves surrounding the cotton boll and in combination with other products function as a harvest aid. They enable cotton growers to utilize highly productive mechanical harvesting methods and to optimize their yield regardless of variable weather conditions.