Dow invests in US 2,4-D choline production
Dow AgroSciences is moving forward with a “multi-year asset investment” in the US to enable the production of its proprietary phenoxy herbicide, 2,4-D choline. Investment locations are being finalised, the company says. The active ingredient will be combined with glyphosate in the herbicide, Enlist Duo, for use on Dow’s genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist maize, soybeans and cotton, which are targeted for launch in 2013-16. The company produced 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting last year ( Agrow No 628, p 2).