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Bayer CropScience plans Mobile, AL, herbicide plant

5:22 PM MDT | May 20, 2013

Bayer CropScience says it will build a world-scale glufosinate-ammonium herbicide production plant near Mobile, AL, to help meet growing demand for glyphosate alternatives. The long-term, near-exclusive use of glyphosate—the herbicide Monsanto’s ubiquitous Roundup Ready trait confers resistance to—has reportedly given rise to increasing incidences of glyphosate-resistant weeds. Terms have not been disclosed, although Bayer says the Mobile facility will “contribute significantly” to its target of doubling its global...

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