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BASF and Monsanto formalize agreement


January 20, 2009
By BASF & Monsanto

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January 20, 2009, Ludwigshafen, Germany and St. Louis, MO – BASF and
Monsanto Company announced a new joint-licensing agreement to
accelerate the development of the next-generation of dicamba-based weed
control chemistry products.

January 20, 2009, Ludwigshafen, Germany and St. Louis, MO – BASF and Monsanto Company announced a new joint-licensing agreement to accelerate the development of the next-generation of dicamba-based weed control chemistry products.

Both parties will participate in the development of innovative formulations for dicamba for use with herbicide-resistant cropping systems. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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