Weeds create havoc for farmers. They steal water, soil, and sunlight from crops. This can contribute to higher food prices, more tractor emissions, and smaller harvests. We’re developing a broad range of solutions to help farmers combat this annual problem.

Every farm is different; no single solution can work for every crop, soil type, or ecosystem. That’s why our scientists are developing more targeted and adaptable solutions. For example, we’re exploring how naturally occurring enzymes can protect crops from weeds, and how data and analytics can enable farmers to make more precise, informed decisions—all with the goal of supporting a balance between humanity and nature.

 Our Projects

BioDirectTM Technology Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Control*
Herbicide-resistant weeds limit farmers’ options for weed control and increase costs. This project aims to use a new technology based on molecules found in nature to target glyphosate-resistant weeds and provide a more effective spectrum of control.

Applicable Crops: Corn, Cotton, Sorguhum, Wheat, and Soy

Technology: Ag Biologicals

Improved Roundup® Formulation II* This next-generation herbicide is being developed to deliver effective and efficient weed control with glyphosate, while improving handling for growers. The high-loading product line could help to reduce transportation footprint and limit packaging waste.

Applicable Crops: Corn, Cotton and Soy

Technology: Crop Protection

Next-Generation Acetochlor Premix* This product is developed to combine two trusted herbicides to deliver an additional option for weed management in corn and sorghum. Multiple residual modes of action have the potential to offer excellent control of glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth.

Applicable Crops:Corn and Sorghum

Technology: Crop Protection

Next-Generation Dicamba Formulations* These next-generation technologies are being designed to enable formulations with higher concentration to improve grower convenience, reduce transportation footprint and minimize packaging waste, while maintaining a low volatility profile from VaporGripTM Technology.

 

Applicable Crops: Corn, Cotton and Soy

Technology: Crop Protection

Warrant® Herbicide + Dicamba Premix* Herbicide-resistance is an increasing challenge for farmers. This convenient premix product with the advantage of VaporGripTM Technology is being designed to deliver multiple modes of action to combat hard-to-control weeds and grasses.

Applicable Crops: Corn, Cotton and Soy

Technology: Crop Protection

Dicamba-Tolerant Canola* Multiple modes of action for weed control help enhance the long-term sustainability of an herbicide. This product is being developed to provide canola growers the ability to use dicamba for a second mode of action for pre-emergence and in-crop weed control.

Applicable Crops: Canola

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Third-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Corn* The use of herbicide-tolerant crops has enabled growers to reduce or eliminate tillage (no-till), which helps conserve soil and water. Third-generation herbicide-tolerant corn technology is being developed to build on the proven foundation of Roundup Ready® Corn 2 by adding herbicide tolerance of both dicamba and glufosinate to provide growers with additional solutions to control weeds

Applicable Crops: Corn

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Third-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Soybeans Designed to offer multiple modes of action to enhance weed control, this product has the potential to enable farmers to employ more sustainable on-farm practices. The product is being developed to build on the benefits of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans, including high-yield opportunity and tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba, with added tolerance to glufosinate.

Applicable Crops: Soy

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Fourth-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Corn* The use of multiple chemistries can help farmers with weed management and supports sustainable tillage practices. The fourth-generation herbicide-tolerant corn is being developed to include tolerance to dicamba, glufosinate, glyphosate and additional modes of action to give farmers another option to manage current hard-to-control weeds, and minimize weed resistance issues for the future.

Applicable Crops: Corn

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Fourth-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton* Herbicide-tolerant cotton enables farmers to practice no-tillage production that reduces emission, fuel consumption and preserves soil health. This cotton product is being developed to tolerate glyphosate, dicamba, glufosinate, and at least one additional mode of action, to manage herbicide resistance and hard-to-control weeds that make no-till production a challenge.

Applicable Crops: Cotton

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Fourth-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Soybeans* Herbicide-tolerant soybeans enable farmers to practice no-tillage production that reduces emission, fuel consumption and preserves soil health. Current weed resistance challenges sustainable no-till practices. This soybean product is being developed to include multiple herbicide tolerances that could help farmers manage hard-to-control weeds.

Applicable Crops: Soy

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Fifth-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Corn* Farmers are in need of new tools to manage hard-to-control and herbicide-tolerant weeds to maintain sustainable production practices. Herbicide-tolerant corn enables farmers to practice no-tillage production that reduces emission, fuel consumption and preserves soil health. This product is being developed to provide broad-spectrum control of grass and broadleaf weeds, and enable additional multi-herbicide products.

Applicable Crops: Corn

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Fifth-Generation Herbicide-Tolerant Soybeans* Farmers are in need of new tools for hard-to-control and herbicide-tolerant weeds to maintain sustainable production practices. This product is being designed to provide broad-spectrum control of grass and broadleaf weeds, and enable additional multi-herbicide products.

Applicable Crops: Soy

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

TruFlexTM Roundup Ready® Canola This project has the potential to provide improved weed control and yields to help farmers sustainably meet growing demand for food and feed. The product is being develop to enable improved control of dandelion, foxtail barley, wild buckwheat, and cleavers, and to allow for increased flexibility through a wider application window.

Applicable Crops: Canola

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

TruFlexTM Roundup Ready® Canola with LibertyLink® TruFlexTM Roundup Ready® Canola with LibertyLink® has the potential to offer farmers even more flexibility with two in-crop herbicide tolerance modes of action to maximize weed control and manage glyphosate-resistant weeds that rob canola plants of vital nutrients. Canola growers will have the option to use two herbicide-tolerant systems with their proven performing DEKALB brand canola seed.

 

Applicable Crops: Canola

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Wheat Herbicide-Tolerance I* Herbicide-tolerant cropping systems promote soil conservation by reducing the need for tillage for weed control. This product has the potential to provide a powerful, simple weed management system that contains a combination of dicamba and glufosinate tolerance.

Applicable Crops: Wheat

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

Wheat Herbicide-Tolerance II* This herbicide-tolerant wheat concept aims to optimize yield and promote reduced tillage to increase soil conservation. This product is being developed to incorporate a third mode of action to give growers multiple options for reliable weed management.

Applicable Crops: Wheat

Technology: Plant Biotechnology

*Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. The information presented herein is provided for educational purposes only, and is not and shall not be construed as an offer to sell, or a recommendation to use any unregistered pesticide, including but not limited to (the product at issue), for any purpose whatsoever. It is a violation of federal law to provide or offer to sell an unregistered pesticide.