Nufarm Announces Approval of Post-Harvest Cotton Destruction Tool for Texas Growers
State of Texas grants SLN 24(c) label for Nufarm herbicide use
[JULY 30, 2018] Morrisville, N.C. — Nufarm Americas, Inc., announced a 24(c)
registration for Duplosan™ herbicide for post-harvest cotton destruction in Texas.
Through this Special Local Needs (SLN) 24(c) label from the state of Texas, growers
now have a viable alternative for cotton stalk destruction after the final harvest,
contributing to the continuing efforts to eradicate boll weevils.
“Nufarm is excited to bring Duplosan to Texas cotton growers,” says Bob Bruss, director
of technical services for crop protection, Nufarm. “Effective herbicide solutions are an
important part of industry efforts to prevent boll weevil re-infestation of cotton in Texas
Nufarm has partnered with PhytoGen® to recommend Duplosan as the preferred
herbicide for chemical stalk destruct of PhytoGen Enlist™ cotton varieties. Enlist cotton
varieties are tolerant to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides. The
innovative dichlorprop-p active ingredient in Duplosan achieves excellent control of all
cotton types, including 2,4-D- and dicamba-tolerant varieties.
Over the last three years, Nufarm’s research and development team has worked with
researchers at Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to
validate the performance and correct usage of Duplosan.
“We appreciate the many industry allies working together to make this solution available
to Texas cotton growers,” Bruss says. “The researchers at Texas A&M provided
unmatched agronomic knowledge, research facilitation and input through this process.”
Duplosan herbicide will also be featured in the 2018 Enlist Cotton Stalk Destruct
Program, offering growers a $2-per-acre reimbursement on each 32-ounce application of
Duplosan on PhytoGen Enlist cotton varieties.
“We are pleased to be able to partner with PhytoGen to make this innovative solution
more readily available and affordable for Texas cotton growers,” says Joe Steinlage,
customer and brand marketing, Nufarm. “It is great when two companies in the industry
work together to bring unique solutions to growers,” he adds.
Product is expected to be available to growers by Aug. 1.
To learn more about the stalk destruction program, talk to your local agricultural
chemical supplier or applicator, or visit with a PhytoGen representative.
For more information on Duplosan, visit www.nufarm.com/USAg/Duplosan.
About Nufarm Americas
Nufarm Americas, Inc., is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and
marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm is recognized as one of
the leading agricultural and turf chemical manufacturers in the world. Nufarm Americas,
Inc., formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation
management and forestry markets in the United States.
PhytoGen, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences, helps growers thrive with cottonseed
varieties that produce maximum yield and industry-leading fiber quality. Growers work
smarter with the most advanced trait technologies, such as WideStrike® 3 Insect
Protection and the Enlist™ cotton trait. Join the discussion with PhytoGen on Facebook,
Twitter and YouTube.
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For specific application rates, directions, mixing instructions and precautions, read the product label. Please
visit www.nufarm.com/US to download a full label. ©2018 Nufarm. Important: Always read and follow label
instructions. Duplosan™ is a trademark of Nufarm Americas Inc. Contact your state pesticide regulatory
agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area.
®PhytoGen is a trademark of the PhytoGen Seed Company, LLC. ®™Enlist and WideStrike are trademarks of
Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer and their affiliated companies or respective owners. The Enlist weed
control system is owned and developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC. PhytoGen Seed Company is a joint
venture between Mycogen Corporation, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC, and the J.G. Boswell