Monsanto/MAI extend herbicide deal
Monsanto and Makhteshim-Agan Industries’ (MAI) US business, MANA Crop Protection, have extended their US herbicide promotion deal to include MANA’s cotton herbicide, Direx 4L (diuron). Several MANA products were included in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Plus programme, which was started in 2010 ( Agrow No 603, p 3). Direx 4L is effective against glyphosate-resistant pigweed ( Amaranthus palmeri) and marestail ( Conyza canadensis), MANA points out. MAI acquired DuPont’s global non-mixture diuron herbicide business, including the Direx and Karmex brands, last year ( Agrow No 614, p 2).