DuPont and Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA) have announced an agreement for MANA to acquire Cotoran herbicide from DuPont. The popular herbicide is used in cotton across the South, the Southeast and in Texas. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Cotoran, with the active ingredient fluometuron, offers control of pre- and post-emergence broadleaf weeds and annual grasses.

Cotoran 4L will remain available in the 4-pound liquid formulation, providing a low-cost, effective solution to glyphosate resistance and the same foundational weed control growers have grown accustomed to, said David Downing, MANA senior marketing manager for herbicides.

“MANA offers one of the most comprehensive and diversified portfolios in the crop protection industry and Cotoran will be a great addition. We focus on providing North American growers with what they want and what they need to be successful in today's global market. Cotoran has been an important product for cotton growers for many years and will become even more significant as glyphosate resistance becomes more of a national issue,” Downing said.

James C. Collins, vice-president and general manager of DuPont Crop Protection, said, “This represents another step in our strategy to bring greater focus to our business. Divesting select assets allows us to focus resources on new products in our pipeline.”

MANA has been the sole supplier of the active ingredient fluometuron to DuPont since 1999. As part of the Cotoran acquisition, MANA receives all registrations, regulatory data, trademark rights and existing inventories of the herbicide. MANA also becomes the primary distributor for fluometuron formulations in the United States.

For more information about Cotoran or other MANA crop protection products, talk to a local ag retailer or visit www.manainc.com.