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BASF invests in US agchem plants

BASF is to invest more than €200 million ($272 million) to expand the production capacity for dicamba and dimethenamid herbicides at its US manufacturing plant in Beaumont, Texas and upgrade production at its facility in Hannibal, Missouri. The increased capacity is expected to come on line in 2016/17 to meet growing demand for the company's diverse herbicide portfolio, BASF points out. That portfolio features nine different modes of action and multi-year rotational plans to ensure "effective, flexible and durable" weed control, it adds.



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