JOINT STATEMENT -Ankeny, IA. and Fort Collins, CO — Three major agricultural organizations, Albaugh, LLC, Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, Inc. (CWRF), and Limagrain Cereal Seeds, LLC (LCS) have announced the EPA registration of Aggressor™ herbicide which is the exclusive use herbicide for CoAXium™ Wheat Production System. Aggressor™ herbicide will provide growers with a new mode of action to address tough-to-control winter annual grassy weeds including feral rye, Group 2 or ALS resistant biotypes of downy brome grass and jointed goatgrass. Aggressor™ herbicide will be the exclusive herbicide brand for use with two new CoAXium Wheat varieties. Incline AX and LCS Fusion AX, both hard red winter wheat varieties, are scheduled for a 2018 fall launch with limited amounts of certified seed available to growers in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana and parts of Oregon and Washington. Aggressor™ herbicide and CoAXium™ Wheat Production System are a result of innovative thinking and vision of Colorado growers and Colorado State University. This joint collaboration focused on delivery of novel solutions for wheat producers in North America and around the globe. The new CoAXium Wheat Production technology platform combines a patented herbicide-tolerance trait, elite germplasm, state-of-the-art Aggressor herbicide brands and best-in-class industry stewardship.
“CoAXium™ Wheat Production System was built from the ground up by growers who had innovation, performance and grower value in mind,” stated Chad Shelton, Global Proprietary Products Director at Albaugh LLC. “Aggressor herbicide will provide growers with a new grassy weed control tool to help to maximize their return on investment by controlling tough winter annual grasses including feral rye, Group 2 (ALS) resistant biotypes of downy brome grass, volunteer cereals and jointed goatgrass. Aggressor herbicide will deliver to the grower consistent performance for control of grassy weeds resulting in cleaner fields and higher yields. ”
“Colorado wheat growers were some of the first to adopt herbicide tolerant wheat technology back in 2001. So by 2008, they had several years of experience and knew that another tool with better performance and better value would provide a huge benefit to wheat growers. This registration is a culmination of that original vision, and we’re very excited we could bring a product to market in just ten years,” said Brad Erker, Executive Director – Colorado Wheat.
“We are delighted to introduce LCS Fusion AX in 2018 - one of the first two varieties for use with the CoAXium Wheat Production System. Although the concept and the first varieties were developed in Colorado, the technology will benefit growers in other regions where annual grass weeds are troublesome. The LCS distribution network is already gearing up to make seed available in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana as well as throughout the Central Plains region.” stated Frank Curtis, Chief Operating Officer at Limagrain Cereal Seeds.
Please go to www.CoAXium.com to learn more about Aggressor herbicide and CoAXium Wheat Production System.
ABOUT Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, Inc.
The Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) is a non-profit corporation that conducts wheat-related educational and scientific programs, including 1) a program to acquire ownership and propriety protection of new wheat varieties and novel traits developed at Colorado State University (CSU); and 2) collecting royalties on sales of those varieties and traits, which are then returned to CSU to support wheat breeding and wheat-related research. The CWRF board is appointed by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) and the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA). To learn more, visit coloradowheat.org
Brad Erker, Executive Director – Colorado Wheat
Phone: (970) 449-6994
ABOUT Albaugh, LLC
Albaugh, LLC is the largest global privately-held producer of post-patent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant-growth regulators and seed treatments. Albaugh has leading market positions in four of the most widely-used post-patent agrochemicals worldwide: glyphosate, 2.4-D, atrazine and dicamba. Albaugh has a global direct market presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Europe. To learn more, visit albaughllc.com
Albaugh, LLC Contact:
Chad W. Shelton, Director of Global Proprietary Products
Phone: (509) 385-4140
ABOUT Limagrain Cereal Seeds
Limagrain Cereal Seeds is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the Limagrain group. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, the company has breeding programs in all major US wheat market classes, with leading varieties marketed under the LCS brand. To learn more, visit limagraincerealseeds.com
Limagrain Cereal Seeds Contact:
Frank Curtis, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (970) 498-2201