DuPont Crop Protection Wins Agrow Award for Best Packaging Innovation

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DuPont Crop Protection has received a total of 20 Agrow Awards since the program’s inception in 2007

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DuPont is honored to receive this award as it is further recognition from Agrow of the work we are doing to develop market-leading innovations to advance agriculture and help create a sustainable global food supply.

DuPont received a prestigious Agrow Award for best packaging innovation at the annual awards ceremony in London on Sept. 17. Agrow is a leading provider of news, analysis and data to the global agriculture industry.

The Agrow Awards were developed to recognize excellence in the crop protection and production industries. Entries are evaluated using a wide range of criteria by an independent judging panel consisting of a group of experts from around the world.

“DuPont is honored to receive this award as it is further recognition from Agrow of the work we are doing to develop market-leading innovations to advance agriculture and help create a sustainable global food supply,” Rik Miller, president of DuPont Crop Protection said. “Our product and technology development efforts are driven by innovation to increase productivity for growers worldwide.”

DuPont Crop Protection has received a total of 20 Agrow Awards since the program’s inception in 2007. This year, DuPont Crop Protection received an award in the following category:

  •     Best Packaging Innovation – This award was presented for the invention of the class-leading, reusable, refillable DuPont™ Ecolite® closed transfer packaging system designed with extensive input from growers and farm equipment operators. For the user, the unit is lighter and more ergonomic. For the manufacturer, distributor and dealer, units use space more efficiently, are easier to warehouse and transport, and are more cost effective. For regulators, the additional feature of unit removal from the application equipment only when the transfer valve is fully closed and the ability to track by way of the RFID tag are highly desirable. The Ecolite® packaging system is utilized with DuPont™ Vydate® 10G Nematicide in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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DuPont™ Vydate® is a restricted use pesticide. Always read and follow all label directions and precautions for use.

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