Chuck Kupatt, Ph.D., research and development director for CMM, Inc., talks about the product Photon being introduced in the U.S. for use in growing corn and soybeans. Dicarboxylic acid is the active ingredient in Photon. Having shown success internationally in horticulture, the U.S.-based company is working with a limited number of farmers for trials in growing corn and soybean in 2015. It is a postemerge product that helps the plant to deal with stress related to adverse weather and soil conditions and continue to produce grain. The company’s website is