DuPont Submits for U.S. Registration of Innovative Fungicide

WILMINGTON, Del., June 8, 2010 – DuPont has applied to regulatory authorities in the United States for registration of a broad-spectrum fungicide that offers preventative and curative disease control to help growers improve crop productivity and quality. DuPont™ Aproach™ fungicide is initially expected to be labeled for disease control in corn, soybeans, cereals, dry beans, peas and canola.

Submitting this registration application for Aproach™ marks a key milestone for the DuPont Crop Protection business in the United States. The product, which is currently available in 28 countries in Europe and Latin America, has displayed excellent efficacy against costly diseases caused by fungal agents, including gray leaf spot and barley scald. DuPont anticipates launching Aproach™ in the United States as early as 2012, and plans to develop additional products based on the fungicide’s active ingredient, picoxystrobin.

“We’re proud to continue to provide innovative answers to disease control issues, helping growers meet the global demand for increased food production,” said John Chrosniak, regional business director for North America – DuPont Crop Protection. “This new fungicide exemplifies how DuPont Crop Protection is continuing to apply market-driven science to help growers maximize crop yield and quality.”

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 80 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.