Plant Growth Regulating Compositions (e.g., Herbicides, Etc.) Patents (Class 504/116.1)
  • Patent number: 10390551
    Abstract: An example implementation of the subject matter described within this disclosure is a lupine processing apparatus with the following features. A tank is configure to receive a portion of lupines for processing. The tank has an outer surface that defines a receiving cavity within the tank. The tank includes a fluid inlet at a bottom end of the tank. The inlet is configured to receive fluid into the tank. A fluid outlet is at a top end of the tank. The fluid outlet is configured to receive fluid from the tank. A motor is attached to the tank. An agitator is rotatably coupled to the motor. The agitator is configured to be rotated by the motor. A heater is fluidically connected to the fluid inlet. The heater is configured to increase a temperature of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Black Acom Ventures
    Inventors: Edgar Guerrero, Jeff Sheedy, George Loquvam
  • Patent number: 10301257
    Abstract: Compounds (A) can be used for increasing the yield of useful plants or crop plants with respect to their harvested plant organs, wherein the Compound (A) is selected from compounds of the formula (I) or salts thereof, wherein the symbols are defined as in claim 1, preferably cyprosulfamide [Compound (A1)].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Georg Bonfig-Picard, Stefan Lehr, Udo Bickers, Martin Hess, Klaus Trabold, Mathias Schmidt, Frank Ziemer, Juan Pedro Ruiz-Santaella Moreno
  • Patent number: 10144694
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for preparing phenolic branched chain fatty acids or alkyl esters thereof, involving subjecting in a pressurized container (a) at least one phenolic compound, (b) unsaturated fatty acids having 6 to 25 carbon atoms, alkyl esters thereof, or mixtures thereof, and (c) H-ferrierite zeolite catalyst in the presence of distilled water or alcohol and a nitrogen atmosphere at a temperature of about 100° C. to about 400° C. and a pressure of about 10 to about 1000 psi, and isolating saturated phenolic branched chain fatty acids or alkyl esters thereof or mixtures thereof. Also disclosed are methods for killing microorganisms on or in an object, involving contacting said object with an effective microorganisms killing amount of a composition comprising phenolic branched chain fatty acids or alkyl esters thereof, and optionally a carrier; the phenolic branched chain fatty acids or alkyl esters thereof may be produced by the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Helen N. Lew, Karen Wagner, Xuetong Fan, Alberto Nunez, Robert A. Moreau, Michael J. Haas, Zongcheng Yan
  • Patent number: 10123542
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for increasing the absorption of nutrients by plants to increase their growth comprising: identifying a plant in need of enhanced nutrient uptake and growth when compared to non-treated plants; obtaining a whole leaf aloe vera extract and at least one plant nutrient selected from nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), or potassium (K); and mixing the whole leaf aloe vera extract into a plant growth media, wherein the plant absorbs the one or more plant nutrients at a higher rate and the plants have at least one of increased growth, increased grain size, increased grain yield, increased panicles, or an increase in the number of seedlings per plant when compared to the addition of the one or more nutrients alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Coats Agri Aloe, LLC
    Inventor: Billy C. Coats
  • Patent number: 10123531
    Abstract: A plant or algae control composition is disclosed. The composition contains a herbicide and/or algaecide adsorbed onto a solid carrier. The composition may comprise a free-flowing granular product. The solid carrier contains a mixture of different clay materials. Two different clay materials are combined that synergistically mix together to allow for greater amounts of the herbicide or algaecide to be adsorbed onto the particles. The composition is particularly well suited for treating aquatic environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: James Charles Schmidt, John Weber, Ryan M. Wersal
  • Patent number: 10098350
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, including all stereoisomers, N-oxides, and salts thereof, wherein G is phenyl, pyridinyl, pyridazinyl or pyrazinyl substituted with Q meta or para to the —C(R2a)R2b— radical, and optionally substituted with up to 3 substituents selected from R3; and A, Z, R1, R2a, R2b, R3 and Q are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling plant disease caused by a fungal plant pathogen comprising applying an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: James Francis Bereznak, Andrew Edmund Taggi, Kimberly Katherine Marcus, Ravisekhara P. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10081779
    Abstract: A method of separating oil from a composition containing an oil and water emulsion, by adding a separation additive which is a mixture of a fatty ester of an alkoxylated polyol and a fatty ester of alkoxylated glycerol, and performing at least one oil separation step. The method is particularly suitable for separating corn oil from stillage produced in a corn ethanol mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CRODA, INC.
    Inventors: Min Ma Wang, Craig Michael Sungail, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 10058096
    Abstract: To provide a technology for controlling weeds and the like. A herbicidal composition comprising at least one compound selected from Group A, and 2,4-D choline salt has a weed control effect: Group A: a group consisting of sulfentrazone, saflufenacil and fomesafen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hajime Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9828568
    Abstract: A method of separating oil from a composition containing an oil and water emulsion, by adding a separation additive which is a fatty ester of alkoxylated glycerol, and performing at least one oil separation step. The method is particularly suitable for separating corn oil from stillage produced in a corn ethanol mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CRODA, INC.
    Inventors: Min Ma Wang, Craig Michael Sungail, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 9775370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel technique for germinating a sproutable food such as rice, other types of cereals, or seeds. Provided is a novel germination technique capable of increasing a content of glutamate, accelerating an enrichment of gamma-aminobutyric acid, and exerting excellent functionality for the body, and a novel functional food material or pharmaceutical agent. A sprouted cereal is produced by soaking the cereal in a soaking solution prepared by addition of at least one carbonate selected from alkali metal carbonate, and alkaline earth metal carbonate to water to make the cereal absorb the soaking solution, followed by allowing the cereal to germinate under predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Hiroji Yanamoto
  • Patent number: 9738852
    Abstract: A method of separating oil from a composition containing an oil and water emulsion, by adding a separation additive which is a fatty ester of alkoxylated glycerol, and performing at least one oil separation step. The method is particularly suitable for separating corn oil from stillage produced in a corn ethanol mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Croda, Inc.
    Inventors: Min Ma Wang, Craig Michael Sungail, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 9732109
    Abstract: The invention disclosed in this document is related to the field of pesticides and their use in controlling pests. A compound having the following structure is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Crouse, Thomas C. Sparks, CaSandra L. McLeod, David A. Demeter, Kristy Bryan, Annette Vitale Brown, William H. Dent, III, Denise Perreault Cudworth, Jaime S. Nugent, Ricky Hunter, Jack Geno Samaritoni
  • Patent number: 9518169
    Abstract: Provided are a polylactic acid resin composition excellent in impact resistance, migration resistance, and heat resistance, and excellent in productivity at the time of the mold forming thereof, and a resin molded article thereof. The polylactic acid resin composition includes a polylactic acid; a reaction product of at least one of a polyol and a polyol dehydration condensate, an alkylene oxide mainly formed of ethylene oxide, and a fatty acid having 12 to 24 carbon atoms; and a fatty acid amide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Onishi, Ken Morishita
  • Patent number: 9307693
    Abstract: Controlled release of one or more agricultural chemicals is provided by microcapsules adapted to rupture in a magnetic field. The microcapsules, which may be applied to soil, seeds and/or plants, each have a shell that encapsulates an agricultural chemical, such as a fertilizer, herbicide or insecticide. One or more organosilane-coated magnetic nanoparticles is/are covalently bound into the shell of each microcapsule. For example, (3-aminopropyl) trimethylsilane-coated magnetite nanoparticles may be incorporated into the shell of a urea-formaldehyde (UF) microcapsule during in situ polymerization. In one embodiment, microcapsules encapsulating a fertilizer are applied during seed planting. Controlled release is subsequently triggered after an appropriate period of dormancy by positioning a magnetic field generating device proximate the microcapsules to generate a magnetic field sufficient to rupture the microcapsule shells through magnetic stimulation of the organosilane-coated magnetic nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III
  • Patent number: 9301526
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of known pyridyl carboxamide derivatives and novel pyridyl carboxamide derivatives as nematicides, compositions containing such compounds and methods for the control of nematodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Nico Greul, Darren Mansfield, Martin Füsslein, Heiko Rieck, Matthias Riedrich, Lars Rodefeld, Kristian Kather, Olga Malsam, Peter Lösel, Arnd Voerste, Hans-Georg Schwarz, Kerstin Ilg, Ulrich Görgens, Lionel Carles, Pierre-Yves Coqueron, Philippe Desbordes, Philippe Meresse
  • Patent number: 9249133
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in phyla Nematoda, Arthropoda, and/or Mollusca, processes to produce such molecules and intermediates used in such processes, compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such molecules against such pests. These molecules may be used, for example, as nematicides, acaricides, insecticides, miticides, and/or molluscicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Lindsey G. Fischer, Andrew L. Ward, Ronald Ross, Jr., Natalie C. Giampietro, Carl DeAmicis, Yan Hao, Gary D. Crouse, Thomas C. Sparks, Erich W. Baum, Jeff Petkus
  • Patent number: 9173397
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of aromatic esters as adjuvants in compositions, particularly for agrochemical use, as well to compositions comprising such an aromatic ester, in combination with at least one agrochemical and at least one surfactant. The invention further extends to methods of making and using such compositions. In particular the present invention relates to such compositions when formulated as, or comprised by, an emulsion concentrate (EC), an emulsion in water (EW), a suspension of particles in water (SC), a microcapsule formulation (CS), a suspension of particles in the continuous phase of an emulsion (SE), a dispersion concentrate (DC) or an oil suspension (OD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Richard Brian Perry, Ian David Perry, Gordon Alastair Bell, Phillip Taylor, Julia Lynne Ramsay, David Stock
  • Patent number: 9155303
    Abstract: A method of controlling phytopathogenic diseases on useful plants or on propagation material thereof, which comprises applying to the useful plants, the locus thereof or propagation material thereof a combination of components (A) and (B) in a synergistically effective amount, wherein component (A) is a compound of formula (I) compound of formula (I) wherein R is hydrogen or methoxy; Q is (Q1) or (Q2); R1 is hydrogen, halogen or C1C6alkyl; R2 is hydrogen, halogen, C1C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C3-C6alkinyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl-C3-C6alkinyl, halophenoxy, halophenyl-C3-C6alkinyl, C(C1-C4alkyl)?NO—C1-C4alkyl, C1C6haloalkyl C1C6haloalkoxy, C2-C6haloalkenyl, or C2-C6haloalkenyloxy; R3 is hydrogen, halogen, C1C6alkyl; R4, R5 and R6, independently from each other, are hydrogen, halogen or ?R7; with the proviso that at least one of R4, R5 and R6 is different from hydrogen; R7 is hydrogen, C1C6alkyl, C1C6haloalkyl or C1C4alkoxyalkyl; and R8 is hydrogen or methoxy; and agrochemically acceptable salts/isomers/structural isomers/
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Herald Walter, Daniel Stierli
  • Patent number: 9119396
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for promoting the growth of a plant, comprising treating the plant with an effective amount of a compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein any one of R1, R2, R3 and R4 represents a trifluoromethyl group, the others represent a hydrogen atom, and R5 represents a methyl group or an ethyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Fujio Mukumoto, Hiroaki Tamaki, Mitsuhiko Iwakoshi, Shintaro Kusaka
  • Publication number: 20150141247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel 1-methyl-3-dihalogenomehtyl-5-halogenopyrazole(thio)biphenyl carboxamides, to processes for preparing these compounds, to compositions comprising these compounds, and to the use thereof as biologically active compounds, especially for control of harmful microorganisms in crop protection and in the protection of materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Simon Maechling, Peter Dahmen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, David Bernier, Lionel Carles, Christophe Dubost, Jean-Pierre Vors, Stephane Brunet, Helene Lachaise
  • Publication number: 20150141248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new antifungal compositions and their use in the treatment of agricultural products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jacobus Stark, Angelique De Rijk
  • Patent number: 9023760
    Abstract: A compound of the formula (1) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, are useful as a pesticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Michel Muehlebach, Jürgen Harry Schaetzer
  • Patent number: 9023758
    Abstract: A method for promoting the health of a plant comprises administering malic acid to the plant or the soil in an amount effective to recruit plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) to the plant. Administration of malic acid promotes biofilm formation of PGPR on the plant's roots, thereby restricting entry of a foliar pathogen through stomatal pores present in the leaves. Another method for promoting the health of a plant comprises administering acetoin to the plant or the soil in an amount effective to increase pathogen resistance in aerial parts of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: University of Delaware
    Inventors: Harsh Bais, Amutha Sampath Kumar, Venkatachalam Lakshmanan, Thimmaraju Rudrappa, Darla Janine Sherrier
  • Publication number: 20150119243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel 1-methyl-pyrazole(thio)indanyl carboxamides, to processes for preparing these compounds, to compositions comprising these compounds, and to the use thereof as biologically active compounds, especially for control of harmful microorganisms in crop protection and in the protection of materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Simon Maechling, Peter Dahmen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, David Bernier, Lionel Carles, Christophe Dubost, Jean-Pierre Vors, Stephane Brunet, Helene Lachaise, Pierre Genix
  • Publication number: 20150111746
    Abstract: A pesticidal composition comprises a synergistically effective amount of an inhibitor of chitin biosynthesis, type 1 compound and a pesticide selected from N-(3-chloro-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-N-ethyl-3-((3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)thio)propanamide (I), N-(3-chloro-1-(pyridine-3-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-N-ethyl-3-((3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)sulfinyl)propanamide (II), or any agriculturally acceptable salt thereof. A method of controlling pests comprises applying the pesticidal composition near a population of pests. A method of protecting a plant from infestation and attack by pests comprises contacting the plant with the synergistic pesticidal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Luis E. Gomez, Ricky Hunter, Mike Shaw, Tony K. Trullinger, Mary E. Kubiszak, John Herbert
  • Patent number: 9006141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a protective layer on a surface of a plant, to a protective layer for a surface of a plant, to a plant coated with said protective layer, to a composition for carrying out the method and for producing the protective layer, and to uses of said composition. According to the invention, a method is proposed, wherein at least one sol gel having nano-scale particles is formed by the hydrolysis of at least one precursor in water and at least one nano-scale layer of the sol gel is applied onto the surface of the plant. The protective layer according to the invention comprises a nano-scale SiO2 layer, and the composition according to the invention comprises at least one SiO2-producing substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Stiftung Nano Innovations
    Inventor: Sascha Schwindt
  • Publication number: 20150096074
    Abstract: A novel rice cultivar, designated ‘CL151,’ is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of rice cultivar ‘CL151,’ to the plants of rice ‘CL151,’ and to methods for producing a rice plant produced by crossing the cultivar ‘CL151’ with itself or another rice variety, and to single gene conversions of such plants. The invention further relates to hybrid rice seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar ‘CL151’ with another rice cultivar. The invention further relates to other derivatives of the cultivar ‘CL151.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Steven D. Linscombe
  • Patent number: 8987172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glyphosate formulations (herbicides) containing glyphosate and a surfactant consisting essentially of a branched alkylamine where the nitrogen atom in the alkylamine is connected to a branched alkyl group and one, two or three chains of alkylene oxide units (e.g., ethylene oxide units and/or propylene oxide units, including copolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide units).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Pedro Manuel Brito da Silva Correia
  • Patent number: 8980792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods comprising applying to a useful plant, the locus thereof or propagation material thereof a combination of abscisic acid and a fungicidally active compound, which fungicidally active compound is a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor, in particular for increasing the potency of a fungicidally active compound. The invention also relates to compositions comprising abscisic acid and the fungicidally active compounds as well as seeds comprising the combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Syngenta Participations AG, Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Elizabeth Pearson, Jose Luis Calvo, Robin Wesley, Jeremy R. Godwin, Ryan Jon Langs Ramsey, Timothy Robert Hawkes
  • Patent number: 8980793
    Abstract: The invention relates to phytosanitary formulations. The phytosanitary formulations of the invention comprises at least one active ingredient and at least one alcoholic, hydro-alcoholic or aqueous extract of at least one tinctorial plant. The phytosanitary formulations of the invention can be used in the field of agriculture and horticulture, in particular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universite Blaise Pascal-Clermont-Ferrand II
    Inventors: Claire Richard, Alexandra Ter Halle, Gérard Ledoigt
  • Publication number: 20150072859
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”): and processes related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Noormohamed M. Niyaz, Negar Garizi, Yu Zhang, Tony K. Trullinger, Ricky Hunter, Ann M. Buysse, Asako Kubota, Paul R. LePlae, Jr., Daniel Knueppel, Christian T. Lowe, Dan Pernich, David A. Demeter, Timothy C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150065346
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions comprising a nematicide intermixed with lecithin and a co-surfactant that form stable dispersions in water. Also disclosed are methods of controlling nematodes in soil by application of such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Shireen Baseeth
  • Patent number: 8969250
    Abstract: A process for treating foliage by retaining an active agent in contact with the foliage is provided that includes the application of a biologically active ingredient carrier granule. The granule includes a mineral component, a cellulosic component, and a binder flowing upon wetting intermixed with the mineral component and the cellulosic components. A biologically active ingredient is added to the granule to treat the foliage. The foliage in either a dry or pre-wetted state. The contact of the granule with water causes the granule to flow to form a coherent film bound by the binder on the foliage with the active agent retained in the film in contact with the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Birthisel, Joe Schumski, IV
  • Publication number: 20150057152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel crystalline polymorphic and amorphous forms of the compound (E)-2-{2-[6-(2-cyanophenoxy) pyrimidin-4-yloxy] phenyl}-3-methoxy-acrylate (azoxystrobin). Infrared Raman spectra, X-ray powder diffraction pattern and differential scanning calorimetry thermogram of two polymorphs “A” and “B” are provided. Further, the present invention also provides methods for preparing the novel polymorphic forms “A” and “B”, as well as processes for producing mixtures of the polymorphs, and a process for preparing amorphous azoxystrobin. Yet further, the present invention provides anti-fungal compositions comprising the novel crystalline polymorphs “A” and “B” or amorphous azoxystrobin, which are useful for controlling and combating fungi grown on agricultural and horticultural crops and up-land, and methods of using the same as pesticidal agents for combating fungi on agricultural and horticultural crops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Sharona Zamir, Inna Faktorovitch
  • Patent number: 8956630
    Abstract: The invention concerns an absorbent composition comprising: (a) at least 50 wt.-% of the overall composition have a particle size of less than 150 .mu.m and are comprised of at least one absorbent component; and (b) at least 1.0 wt.-% of the overall composition have a particle size of at least 250 .mu.m and are comprised of at least one particulate component, and its preferred uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sued-Chemie IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jose Antonio Ortiz Niembro, Francisco Boker
  • Publication number: 20150045218
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula I”):
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Tony K. Trullinger, Ricky Hunter, Negar Garizi, Maurice C. Yap, Ann M. Buysse, Dan Pernich, Timothy C. Johnson, Kristy Bryan, Carl DeAmicis, Yu Zhang, Noormohamed M. Niyaz, CaSandra L. McLeod, Ronald Ross, JR., Yuanming Zhu, Peter Lee Johnson, Joseph D. Eckelbarger, Marshall H. Parker
  • Publication number: 20150035683
    Abstract: A system for enhancement of crop production includes a triggerable seed support package. The triggerable seed support package has a payload including seed enhancement material, where the payload is configured to be released in response to a trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Roderick A. Hyde
  • Patent number: 8946280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel strigolactam derivatives of formula (I) to processes and intermediates for preparing them, to plant growth regulator compositions comprising them and to methods of using them for controlling the growth of plants and/or promoting the germination of seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Mathilde Denise Lachia, Alain De Mesmaeker, Hanno Christian Wolf, Pierre Joseph Marcel Jung
  • Publication number: 20150030705
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an ice plant having increased contents of pinitol, ?-carotene, vitamin K and proline, said method being characterized by adding a stress to an ice plant during the cultivation of the ice plant; a method for increasing the contents of pinitol, ?-carotene, vitamin K and proline, which are functional components contained in an ice plant, said method being characterized by adding a stress to the ice plant during the cultivation of the ice plant; and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Fang-sik Che, Akihisa Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20150024938
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes compounds having agricultural fungicidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: William J. Hoekstra, Robert J. Schotzinger, Stephen W. Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20150013769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new atomizing device with improved droplet formation. Smaller droplets are formed with increased micronized volume throughput, wherein high volumes of air are fed to a liquid sprayed from a liquid nozzle (2). High volume ratios result in mean free path between droplets being conveyed so as to minimize collisions and to prevent aggregation of the droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: George Saunders, Ryan Kittredge
  • Patent number: 8933042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for controlling pest infestation using double stranded RNA molecules. The invention provides methods for producing transgenic cells expressing the double stranded RNA molecules, as well as compositions and commodity products containing or treated with such molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Devgen NV
    Inventors: Romaan Raemaekers, Pascale Feldmann, Geert Plaetinck, Irene Nooren, Els Van Bleu, Frederic Pecqueur, Laurent Kubler, Nicole Damme, Lies Degrave, Isabel Remory
  • Patent number: 8932988
    Abstract: A method for increasing the performance of sulfonylurea and sulfonamide herbicides by using blends of cat-ionic surfactants and basic pH adjustors as adjuvants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Agquam LLC
    Inventor: Scott K. Parrish
  • Patent number: 8927459
    Abstract: A method is provided for inhibiting plant growth by inducing hypothermia by applying a treating substance to summer annual weeds and grasses. Susceptible undesirable plants will be killed by this treatment, while non-susceptible desirable plants will not be adversely affected by this treatment. Compressed carbon dioxide may be applied to other summer grasses to cause the grasses to become dormant. An apparatus is provided for inducing hypothermia in undesirable plants by applying a treating substance. A canister capable of housing gas may be provided. A valve may be provided to control the amount and pressure of gas dispensed from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Arctic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robby James Howerton, Gina Marie Stewart, Steven Lee Worm
  • Patent number: 8912122
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for increasing the wetting rate of a plant growth medium utilizing a wetting agent composition. The composition is comprised of at least one modified block copolymer. The modified block copolymer is comprised of an ester of an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer and a fatty acid. The composition of the present invention also enhances plant growth and productivity by increasing the water uptake and the nutrient uptake by the plant roots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Blackstone, Nathan A. Welch
  • Publication number: 20140359897
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a method of altering the number of archesporial cells in a developing anther of a plant in certain embodiments, the method comprises exposing the anther to redox-modulatory conditions prior to differentiation of germline cells in the anther, thereby changing the redox potential of cells in the anther and altering the number of archesporial cells in the anther. This method may be employed to increase or decrease the number of archesporial cells in a developing anther, and may be employed to produce male sterile plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Kelliher, Virginia Walbot
  • Patent number: 8900612
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to the use of amides of the following general formula (I) wherein R1 is a linear or branched hydrocarbyl group containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms; R2 is selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl and benzyl; and R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl and ethyl, as solvents for organic agriculturally active ingredients, compositions comprising organic agriculturally active ingredients and such amides, methods for treating a plant utilizing such compositions, as well as some of the amides as such and methods for their production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Adrianus Marinus Groenewegen, Kornelis Overkempe, Peter Westbye
  • Patent number: 8900720
    Abstract: Wood preservatives, methods for protecting wood and wood-based products and/or structures utilizing the preservatives, and treated wood and wood-based articles and/or structures incorporating the preservatives are described. Methods are also provided for remediating structures already infected with mold. The subject wood preservative formulation includes a borate compound and a fatty acid. The addition of an emulsifier to the formulation further facilitates application of the treatment. The combination of a borate compound and fatty acid combination typically provide a synergistic effect compared to the additive result provided by the combination's individual components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Summerdale, Inc
    Inventor: Robert D. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8877681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of specific amphiphilic alkoxyates as synergistic adjuvant for agrotechnical applications. Suitable agrotechnical compositions are also described. Thus, the addition of such alkoxylates makes possible an accelerated uptake of active ingredients by the plant. The alkoxylates to be used are alkoxylates based on branched alcohols such as 2-propylheptanol, C13-oxo alcohols and C10-oxo alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Berghaus, Oskar Schmidt, Harald Köhle, Reinhard Stierl, Norbert Wagner, Paul Klingelhöfer
  • Publication number: 20140287918
    Abstract: Use of a Peumus Boldus extract obtained by in vitro culture, with antibotricide, allelochemical and antioxidant capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gustavo Zuniga