INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced today that Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology for use in Canada. This approval, which makes Canada the first nation to authorize this state-of-the-art herbicide, is a milestone for the company’s Enlist™ Weed Control System which combines innovative traits, herbicides, and stewardship to deliver the weed control that farmers need now while sustaining beneficial farming practices.
Enlist Duo provides the exceptional weed control and peace of mind that Canadian farmers expect from their weed management tools, especially when dealing with hard-to-control and resistant weeds. What makes Enlist Duo™ unique is that it features near-zero volatility, minimized potential for drift, lower odor, and better handling characteristics through a technology package called Colex-D™ Technology. A comprehensive stewardship program has been developed and is designed to help farmers succeed while promoting responsible use of the Enlist System.
“Managing hard-to-control and resistant weeds is one of the biggest problems farmers are facing, and Enlist is a solution they need to continue moving farming forward,” said Stan Howell, Vice President, North America, Dow AgroSciences. “The Enlist Duo herbicide approval in Canada validates the robust innovation we are bringing forward for our customers who tell us the need for new weed control tools becomes more urgent every season.”
The Enlist corn and Enlist soybean traits were approved for food, feed, and environmental release by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in October 2012. With the Enlist Duo herbicide registration by the PMRA, both components of the Enlist Weed Control System in corn and soybeans have been approved for use in Canada. Dow AgroSciences plans to ramp up seed production and its supply of Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology to support the anticipated Enlist™ launch. Dow AgroSciences is working with regulatory agencies in key export geographies to advance commercialization of Enlist corn and soybeans in Canada.
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