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Agri-Business Briefs for Nov. 15, 2006
FMC and Dow AgroSciences enter into supply agreement
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — FMC Corporation and Dow AgroSciences LLC recently announced that the companies have entered into a long-term supply agreement, whereby FMC will have access to cloransulam-methyl and Dow AgroSciences will have access to sulfentrazone for the commercialization of premixes involving the two active ingredients for weed control in soybeans.

Each company will launch their own brand of herbicide for the 2007 growing season, Dow AgroSciences under the Sonic brand name and FMC under the Authority First DF brand name.

The combination of cloransulam-methyl and sulfentrazone will give soybean producers a preplant-to-preemergence tool to control a broad spectrum of weeds ahead of post-glyphosate applications. Weeds controlled include marestail, waterhemp, common lambsquarters, velvetleaf, common and giant ragweed, pigweed, morningglory, cocklebur, smartweed, nightshade, sunflower and kochia.

Syngenta launches
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Growers and retailers can use a new national website - - to learn more about maximizing yields and minimizing risk with the AgriEdge™ Corn and AgriEdge Soybean programs from Syngenta.

Customized by state, the national site details the broad range of crop production technologies and services and risk management assurances that characterize the AgriEdge programs.

Growers who purchase corn hybrids with Agrisure™ traits are automatically enrolled in the AgriEdge Corn Program. For more information on Agrisure traits, visit

The AgriEdge Soybean Program features a portfolio of seed treatment, plus insect and disease control options. Key AgriEdge Soybean components are the Trial and Assurance Program and the Grain Premium Program, which awards growers with premiums based on yield. They combine risk management tools and premium genetics to minimize stress and weed competition for soybeans.

The AgriEdge Corn and Soybean sections of the website describe the nature of each program, including qualifying seed and crop protection products. They also feature Syngenta sales representative and AgriEdge retailer locators, testimonials, redemption tools and information on the AgriEdge Soybean Symposiums and Syngenta Learning Centers.

This farm news was published in the Nov. 15, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.