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Monsanto Collaborates with Adjuvants Unlimited to Develop Sprayer System Cleaner


Novel Cleaner Will Benefit Growers Utilizing XtendiMax® Herbicide
with VaporGrip® Technology in 2018

Monsanto Company announced today that it has collaborated with Adjuvants
Unlimited, LLC to develop the first-ever agricultural sprayer system
cleaner designed to deactivate dicamba. Adjuvants Unlimited, a
well-known developer and manufacturer of technologies for the crop
protection industry, will bring this technology to market in 2018
through their industry partners.

The new sprayer cleaner technology is unique from other currently
commercially-available sprayer equipment cleaners as it is based on a
chemical process that deactivates certain pesticide active ingredients,
including dicamba. This valuable technology is designed to be used
within the rinse and cleanout processes specified on current dicamba
product labels and best management practices.

"Monsanto developed this product based on grower interest in new tools
to help manage the use of multiple herbicide systems, including the
Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System," said Ryan Rubischko, Monsanto dicamba
portfolio lead. "This is a new mode of action for sprayer system
cleaners and will provide growers an even better experience when
utilized as part of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System with XtendiMax
herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, a restricted use pesticide."

Monsanto has been working with Adjuvants Unlimited and academics over
the past few years to test this technology prior to bringing it to

"We have been testing this new technology in university trials and it
has proven to be very effective at cleaning sprayer systems that have
contained dicamba tank mixed with additional herbicide products," said
Dan Reynolds, Professor of Weed Science and Hartwig Endowed Chair at
Mississippi State University. "We have seen a significant reduction in
the presence of dicamba when utilizing this technology as part of the
labeled sprayer cleanout process."

Monsanto and Adjuvants Unlimited anticipate that the initial product
offering will be announced in the coming weeks and available for the
2018 season, and additional branded products and distributors will be
available in the future.

For more information on XtendiMax Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology or
the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, please visit

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