Phosphorus Containing Active Ingredient Wherein The Phosphorus Is Other Than Solely As Part Of An Inorganic Ion In An Addition Salt Patents (Class 504/127)
  • Patent number: 10638751
    Abstract: Aqueous pesticidal mixtures comprising a microencapsulated pesticide and an agent that modulates the release rate of the pesticide from the microcapsules are described. Also described are various methods of modulating the release rate of a microencapsulated pesticide in a pesticidal mixture. Further, various pesticidal mixtures comprising a microencapsulated pesticide and a co-pesticide that provides for enhanced crop safety are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Junhua Zhang, John W. Hemminghaus, Todd Charles Friedman, Wenjin Deng, Liwei Yuan
  • Patent number: 10584074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved nitrification inhibitor composition and its use in agricultural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Mei Li, Martin C. Logan, Greg Powels, Alex Williams, Stephen L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10524472
    Abstract: Disclosed are peptides that induce an active plant response, but not a hypersensitive response, when applied to plant tissue. These peptides also preferably exhibit improved solubility, stability, resistance to chemical degradation, or a combination of these properties. Use of these peptides or fusion polypeptides, or DNA constructs encoding the same, for modulating plant biochemical signaling, imparting disease resistance to plants, enhancing plant growth, imparting tolerance to biotic stress, imparting tolerance and resistance to abiotic stress, imparting desiccation resistance to cuttings removed from ornamental plants, imparting post-harvest disease or post-harvest desiccation resistance to a fruit or vegetable, or enhancing the longevity of fruit or vegetable ripeness are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Plant Health Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongmin Wei, Gregory A. Zornetzer
  • Patent number: 10462908
    Abstract: Conductive patterns and methods of using and printing such conductive patterns are disclosed. In certain examples, the conductive patterns may be produced by disposing a conductive material between supports on a substrate. The supports may be removed to provide conductive patterns having a desired length and/or geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Alpha Assembly Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Khaselev, Nitin Desai, Michael T. Marczi, Bawa Singh
  • Patent number: 10400158
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to the field of oil recovery from reservoirs. More specifically, it relates to the recovery of oil from sandstone and carbonate reservoirs using a process for preparing a dispersion of capsules for use downhole including the steps of providing capsules containing a dense liquid, each capsule having a capsule wall defining an inner area, the capsule wall having an outer side. The capsules are functionalized by adding a carbon dioxide-philic compound to the outer side of the capsule wall. A dispersion is then prepared by adding the functionalized capsules to supercritical carbon dioxide such that a stable dispersion of capsules in supercritical carbon dioxide is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Fawaz Al-Otaibi, Sunil Kokal, Howard Schmidt, Yun Chang
  • Patent number: 10383328
    Abstract: An adjuvant composition that contains (a) one or more anionic surfactant compounds, (b) one or more one or more fatty acid alkyl ester compounds, and (c) one or more salts is useful as a component of pesticide compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Rhodia Operations, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Montpellier
    Inventors: Clara Vernay, Rajesh Goyal, Laurence Ramos, Christian Ligoure, Jean-Christophe Castaing
  • Patent number: 10357032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous agrochemical spray solution containing an agrochemical active and a surfactant. The spray solution comprises a dispersed phase comprising dispersed particles which have an average particle size between 1 to 100 microns and the concentration of said dispersed particles is from about 0.001 to 5 wt %. The aqueous agrochemical spray solution is capable of reducing the volume of the fine droplets in mist whose size is less than 150 microns during spraying by at least 20% compared to the same aqueous spray solution without the presence of the surfactant. The present invention also relates to a method of reducing the spray drift of an aqueous agrochemical spray solution upon spraying with a spraying apparatus. The method includes adding the surfactant to the aqueous agrochemical spray solution in an amount effective to form the dispersed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V., DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jinxia Susan Sun, Shawn Zhu, Martin W. Murray, Marcus Boone, Michael Walters, Qingwen Wendy Yuan-Huffman, Christine Puglisi, Brandon Matthew Downer, Stephen L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10285404
    Abstract: Herbicidal concentrate compositions containing glyphosate salts and tank mix compositions containing a combination of glyphosate salt and dicamba salt herbicides are described. A method of preparing a tank mix composition comprising a glyphosate component and a dicamba component is also described. The method includes combining a glyphosate concentrate composition, a dicamba composition comprising one or more salts of dicamba and dilution water to form the tank mix composition. The glyphosate concentrate composition comprises a glyphosate salt selected from the group consisting of the monoethanolamine salt, the potassium salt, and mixtures thereof at a glyphosate loading of at least about 240 grams acid equivalent per liter (g a.e./l), and the pH of a 5 wt. % acid equivalent dilution of the glyphosate concentrate composition is from about 5 to about 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: John Hemminghaus, Alison MacInnes
  • Patent number: 10123533
    Abstract: The present invention comprises formulations for agricultural use comprising a surfactant and pesticide. The surfactants comprise nitrogen containing surfactants with N+—CH2COO?, N+—CH2COOCH3, N—CH2COO?M+, N—CH2CH2COO?M+, and/or amine oxide functionalities which enhance the pesticide activity. The pesticides include herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Shawn Zhu, Joshua Jurs, Elliot Isaac Band, Michael Walters
  • Patent number: 10080364
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel use of D-Napropamide and a method comprising the use of D-Napropamide and combinations comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: UPL Limited
    Inventors: Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff, Vikram Rajnikant Shroff, Jean-Jacques Heller
  • Patent number: 10047276
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to the field of oil recovery from reservoirs. More specifically, it relates to the recovery of oil from sandstone and carbonate reservoirs using a process for preparing a dispersion of capsules for use downhole including the steps of providing capsules containing a dense liquid, each capsule having a capsule wall defining an inner area, the capsule wall having an outer side. The capsules are functionalized by adding a carbon dioxide-philic compound to the outer side of the capsule wall. A dispersion is then prepared by adding the functionalized capsules to supercritical carbon dioxide such that a stable dispersion of capsules in supercritical carbon dioxide is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Fawaz Al-Otaibi, Yun Chang, Sunil Kokal, Howard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9999223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a herbicidal composition which comprises: a) at least one herbicide A selected from glyphosate, glufosinate and their salts, and b) a herbicide B which is 3-[5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)pyrazol-4-ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-dimethyl-1,2-oxazole [common name: pyroxasulfone]. The present invention relates in particular to a herbicidal composition comprising: a) at least one herbicide A selected from glyphosate, glufosinate and their salts, b) a herbicide B which is 3-[5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)pyrazol-4-ylmethylsulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-dimethyl-1,2-oxazole [common name: pyroxasulfone], and c) at least one further herbicide C, which is selected from the herbicide groups C.1 to C.8: C.1 herbicides of the group of acetolactate synthase inhibitors (ALS inhibitors), C.2 herbicides of the group of protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitors (PPO inhibitors), C.3 herbicides of the group of auxines, C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd Sievernich, William Karl Moberg, Anja Simon, Helmut Walter, Richard R. Evans
  • Patent number: 10000437
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a nitrogen containing surfactant composition comprising at least one nitrogen containing surfactant of structure (h) or structure (i). The nitrogen containing surfactant of structure (h) is as shown below: Structure (h). The nitrogen containing surfactant of structure (i) is as shown below: Structure (i). The present invention is also directed to an agricultural composition comprising at least one agrochemical and at least one nitrogen containing surfactant composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Shawn Zhu, Biing-Ming Su, Giao Vinh Nguyen, Louis Schwarzmayr, Jinxia Susan Sun, Xiaoyu Wang, Elliot Isaac Band, Mojahedul Islam, Christine Puglisi, Wyatt Winkenwerder, Charles Woodville Davis
  • Patent number: 9994862
    Abstract: Rice is described that is tolerant/resistant to a plurality of herbicides, for example, ACCase and HPPD inhibitors. Use of the rice for weed control and methods of producing tolerant/resistant rice are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: RiceTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Hinga, Melissa Shannon Moon, Venu Reddyvari Channarayappa, Russell D. Rasmussen, Federico Cuevas
  • Patent number: 9968092
    Abstract: A composition including (a) at least one (thio)phosphoric acid triamide (T) according to the general formula (Ia) Ra1Ra2N—P(X)(NH2)2??(Ia) wherein X is oxygen or sulfur; Ra1 is a C1 to C20 alkyl, C3 to C20 cycloalkyl, C6 to C20 aryl, or dialkylaminocarbonyl group; Ra2 is H, or Ra1 and Ra2 together with the nitrogen atom linking them define a 5- or 6-membered saturated or unsaturated heterocyclic radical, which optionally comprises 1 or 2 further heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; and (b) at least one biopesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Barbara Nave, Joachim Dickhaut, Mihiret Tekeste Sisay, Alexander Wissemeier, Wolfram Zerulla, Gregor Pasda, Markus Schmid
  • Patent number: 9781932
    Abstract: A composition for controlling plant diseases comprising a tetrazolinone compound represented by a formula (1): wherein n is an integer of any one of 0 to 5; R1 represents a halogen atom and the like; R2 represents a C1-C3 alkyl group and the like; the R1 or R2 can have independently halogen atom(s) in the alkyl moiety; with the proviso that when n is an integer of 2 or more, two or more of the R1 may be different from each other, and an azole compound, preferably the composition for controlling plant diseases wherein a weight ratio of the tetrazolinone compound to the azole compound is that of the tetrazolinone compound/the azole compound=0.1/1 to 10/1, shows an excellent controlling efficacy on plant diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuichi Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 9750243
    Abstract: An aqueous adjuvant concentrate can be prepared using a formulation including: a. from about 15 to about 45% by weight of a potassium salt chosen among di-potassium phosphate, potassium sulfate, potassium nitrate, tri-potassium citrate, potassium salts of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and mixture thereof; b. from about 0.5 to about 6% by weight of at least one surfactant and c. from about 3 to about 9% by weight of a hydroxypropyl tamarind gum; wherein a, b, and c are dissolved into the aqueous adjuvant. The aqueous adjuvant can include other compounds such as ah herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LAMBERTI SPA
    Inventors: Rocco Di Modugno, James Dean Reiss, Bradley Eidem, Valentina Langella, Mauro Riccaboni, Giovanni Floridi, Giuseppe Li Bassi
  • Patent number: 9717241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling undesirable vegetation in a field containing an auxin-herbicide-tolerant cotton crop by applying to the location where control is desired an effective amount of 2,4-DB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: John S. Richburg, Terry R. Wright, Leon B. Braxton, Andrew E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9675063
    Abstract: A liquid herbicidal composition is provided, comprising: a. 20 to 35 percent by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, of a water-soluble herbicidal ingredient; b. a C12-C16 alkyl ether sulfate; c. an organic solvent; and d. an alkyl polyglucoside. The composition is stable; i.e., it occurs in a substantially continuous, single phase at temperatures as low as ?20° C. It also has a viscosity of no more than 2000 cps at temperatures as low as 0° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventor: David A. Long
  • Patent number: 9629366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a herbicidal composition which comprises pyroxasulfone along with any one or more of glyphosate, glufosinate, or their salts. The herbicidal composition may also comprise one or more of an ALS inhibitor, a PPO inhibitor, an auxine, an HPPD inhibitor, a PDS inhibitor, a PSII inhibitor, a microtublin inhibitor or a VLCFA inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd Sievernich, William Karl Moberg, Anja Simon, Helmut Walter, Richard R. Evans
  • Patent number: 9596847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable glyphosate formulations with improved efficacy by a highly effective alkoxylated alkylamine quaternary surfactant at a very low used level. The alkoxylated alkylamine quaternary surfactant is compatible in all salts of glyphosate formulations (including potassium and ammonium) even at very high concentration (470-600 g a.e./l).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Zhu, William Abraham, John Hemminghaus
  • Patent number: 9474268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions consisting of: (a) at least one ethylene-releasing compound, and (b) at least one fatty acid ester, alone or in combination with one or more excipients, vehicles or additives, and/or (c) one or more noxious agents. The invention also relates to the use of said composition and to methods for controlling parasitic plants and/or hemiparasitic plants that cause infestations in certain trees. The composition of the invention is characterized in that it exhibits a high degree of adhesion to the parasitic and/or hemiparasitic plant is selective and acropetal, and hast excellent stability and water-impermeability, allowing the prolonged and constant release of ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Instituto de Ecologia, A.C.
    Inventors: Pedro Guillermo Angeles Alvarez, Gregorio Cardoso Tapias Ceccantini
  • Patent number: 9456600
    Abstract: The present invention provides the agricultural chemical-spreading agent composition, containing: (A) a polysaccharide in an amount of 5 to 30% by weight; (B) a polyoxyalkylene sorbitan fatty acid ester in an amount of 5 to 40% by weight; and (C) at least one nonionic surfactant selected from polyoxyalkylene alkyl ethers, sorbitan fatty acid esters, and silicone surfactants in an amount of 5 to 40% by weight, wherein the component (A) has a viscosity of not less than 5000 mPa·s in the form of a 5% by weight aqueous solution at 25° C., and a weight ratio of contents of the component (A) to the sum of components (B) and (C), (A)/[(B)+(C)], is 10/90 to 40/60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Inoue, Masatoshi Kamei
  • Patent number: 9445592
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the discovery, isolation, identification and methods of synthesis of a novel chemical complex that can be used to stabilize mixtures of different chemical compounds, and in particular mixtures of different herbicidal compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Tai-Teh Wu, Karen L. Eagles, Michael W. Edenfield
  • Patent number: 9433206
    Abstract: A composition and method for dispersing an agriculturally active agent are disclosed. In an embodiment, a solid agrochemical formulation is disclosed. The solid agrochemical formulation comprises an agriculturally active agent, a fatty acid salt, and a chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN CORPORATION AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kirby, Alice Lavranos
  • Patent number: 9420781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable aqueous adjuvant concentrate comprising a mixture of potassium salts and at least one surfactant. The invention additionally relates to sprayable diluted herbicidal formulations (tank mixes) containing the above aqueous adjuvant concentrate and at least a herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LAMBERTI SPA
    Inventors: Rocco Di Modugno, James Dean Reiss, Bradley Eidem, Giovanni Floridi, Giuseppe Li Bassi
  • Patent number: 9320281
    Abstract: This invention relates to readied in situ glyphosate herbicide soluble powder compositions of high efficiency and low toxicity useful for killing and/or controlling weeds. This invention is also related to a process to prepare the said compositions. It is another object of this invention to provide new compositions that consist of a soluble powder herbicide formulation characterized by a very narrow range of specific ingredients of composition, which optimize the formulation efficiency and minimizes the cost and toxicity to man, to the environment and to the crop being treated. The required amount of glyphosate that needs to be applied on the field is reduced by 30% when compared to the commercially standard liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Tundra Agroindustrial Ltda.
    Inventor: Thomas Alfred Unger
  • Patent number: 9307765
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel use of D-Napropamide and a method comprising the use of D-Napropamide and combinations comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: UPL Limited
    Inventors: Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff, Vikram Rajnikant Shroff, Jean-Jacques Heller
  • Patent number: 9265249
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a composition of an electrolyte solution comprising a water-soluble active ingredient; a water-insoluble solid active ingredient; and a dispersant that consists of a polyaminoamide resin, a polyoxyalkylene derivative thereof, a polyglycerol derivative thereof, a polycarbamate derivative thereof and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN CORPORATION AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dilek Saylik, Rodney Walter Parr, Bassam Tannir, Karen Van der Sande
  • Patent number: 9265258
    Abstract: This invention relates to a readied in situ glyphosate herbicide soluble powder composition of high efficiency and low toxicity useful for killing and/or controlling weeds. This invention is also related to a process to prepare the said composition. It is another object of this invention to provide a new composition that consists of a soluble powder herbicide formulation characterized by a very narrow range of specific ingredients of composition, which optimizes the formulation efficiency and minimizes the cost and toxicity to man, to the environment and to the crop being treated. The required amount of glyphosate that needs to be applied on the field is reduced by 30% when compared to the commercially standard liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ALLVET QUIMICA INDUSTRIAL LTDA.
    Inventor: Thomas Alfred Unger
  • Patent number: 9253989
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for enhancing plant growth and crop yield in legumes and non-legumes are described. The compositions include lipo-chitooligosaccharides in combination with chitins/chitosans or in combination with flavonoid compounds or in combination with a herbicide. The method includes applying the compositions to seeds and/or plants either concomitantly or sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes BioAg A/S
    Inventors: Raymond Stewart Smith, Robert Martin Osburn
  • Patent number: 9138003
    Abstract: An insecticidal composition having as an adjuvant a phosphonate or an alkoxylated derivative or dimer thereof. Preferred phosphonates are bis-(2-ethylhexyl)-2ethylhexylphosphonate, bis-(2-ethylhexyl)-octylphosphonate and bis-(butyl)butylphosphonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection Inc.
    Inventors: David Stock, Catherine Julia Piper, Julia Lynne Ramsay, Patrick Joseph Mulqueen, Richard Brian Perry, Mark Steven Birchmore
  • Patent number: 9066513
    Abstract: A method for preparing a glyphosate herbicidal aqueous concentrate to improve the handling of the concentrate, the method comprising forming a mixture of at least two nitrogen bases, and reacting the mixture of the at least two bases with glyphosate acid to provide an aqueous mixture of glyphosate salts wherein the concentration of glyphosate (based on glyphosate acid equivalent) is at least 200-gae/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Nufarm Australia Limited
    Inventors: Allan Spencer, Aristos Panayi, Chad Richard Ord Sayer
  • Patent number: 9040460
    Abstract: This invention describes the use of S-abscisic acid (S-ABA) and ethylene producing-agents such as ethephon to synergistically improve red color in grapes and to alter the sensory characteristics of wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory D. Venburg, Rick Hopkins, Johnny A. Lopez, Prem Warrior, Andrew Rath, Schalk Reynolds, Peter D. Petracek
  • Publication number: 20150133299
    Abstract: Aqueous pesticide concentrates containing a pesticide (such as an auxinic herbicide), a surfactant, and a naturally or petroleum derived oil and the use of aqueous pesticide spray mixtures incorporating such concentrates are described. The aqueous pesticide concentrates described herein include from 5 to 90 weight percent of a pesticide (such as an auxinic herbicide), from 0.1 to 20 weight percent of a surfactant, and from 0.1 to 20 weight percent of a naturally or petroleum derived oil. The aqueous pesticide concentrates are stable oil-in-water emulsions that form a stable emulsion upon dilution into a spray solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Hui Shao, Holger Tank
  • Publication number: 20150065347
    Abstract: Co-crystals comprising a) a herbicide compound A, which is 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid (dicamba), and b) a co-crystal former B, which is selected from the group of aromatic, N-containing heterocycles; and their use in agrochemical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tiziana Chiodo, Evgueni Klimov, Ansgar Schaefer, Hans Wolfgang Hoeffken, Rolf Hellman, Andre Kabat, Rafel Israels, Gerhard Schnabel, Matthias Bratz, Christine Kibat, Wolfgang Houy
  • Publication number: 20150038330
    Abstract: Plant seeds, seedlings, or developing plants are treated with aqueous, dry, or appropriately solvated chemical formulations composed of nucleotides or nucleosides buffered with an effective amount of non-toxic biologically compatible agents, simultaneously with an antioxidant and lipoxygenase enzyme inhibitor. The purpose is to improve or optimize seed germination rate, seedling vigor, and ultimately plant growth characteristics and yield performance. In the preferred embodiment, seeds or other plant tissues are treated with adenosine monophosphate buffered with an excess amount of phosphoric acid salts at about pH 7.0 as described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,209,316. The improvement described in this application comprises the simultaneous addition of a similar quantity of propyl gallate to the adenosine monophosphate maintaining pH around 7.0 or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Gene McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8921269
    Abstract: The present invention provides an agricultural composition comprising a plant growth regulator and a pigment that provides reduced phytotoxicity as compared to an equivalent application of the plant growth regulator alone. The composition can further include a fungicide. A system for turf management as well as methods for enhancing turf are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Richard Rees, Richard K. Hanrahan, Ed Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20140378305
    Abstract: Compounds of formula wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and related compositions, methods of use and processes of preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher John Mathews, John Finney, James Nicholas Scutt, Louisa Robinson, John Stephen Delaney
  • Publication number: 20140378304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous agrochemical spray solution containing an agrochemical active and a surfactant. The spray solution comprises a dispersed phase comprising dispersed particles which have an average particle size between 1 to 100 microns and the concentration of said dispersed particles is from about 0.001 to 5 wt %. The aqueous agrochemical spray solution is capable of reducing the volume of the fine droplets in mist whose size is less than 150 microns during spraying by at least 20% compared to the same aqueous spray solution without the presence of the surfactant. The present invention also relates to a method of reducing the spray drift of an aqueous agrochemical spray solution upon spraying with a spraying apparatus. The method includes adding the surfactant to the aqueous agrochemical spray solution in an amount effective to form the dispersed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jinxia Susan Sun, Shawn Zhu, Martin W. Murray, Marcus Boone, Michael Walters, Qingwen Wendy Yuan-Huffman, Christine Puglisi
  • Publication number: 20140371069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pesticide formulations containing at least one pesticide active, a hydrotrope comprising a short-chain alkyl sulfonate, and an adjuvant, wherein the weight ratio of the pesticide active to the adjuvant is from about 1:1 to about 1:5. The present invention also relates to herbicide formulations containing at least one herbicidal active comprising glufosinate-ammonium, a hydrotrope comprising sodium octane sulfonate, and an adjuvant comprising a sodium salt of C8 ether sulfate, wherein the weight ratio of the herbicide active to the adjuvant is about 1:1. The present invention also further relates to methods of providing pesticide protection to an agricultural crop by applying the pesticide formulations of the present invention to the crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 8912124
    Abstract: The invention relates to derivatives of (1-cyanocyclopropyl)phenylphosphinic acid of the formula (I) and to salts thereof, of the formula (II), for enhancing stress tolerance in plants to abiotic stress, preferably to drought stress, especially for enhancing plant growth and/or for increasing plant yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Lothar Willms, Hans-Joachim Zeiβ, Marco Busch, Christopher Hugh Rosinger, Ines Heinemann, Isolde Häuser-Hahn, Martin Jeffrey Hills, Pascal Von Koskull-Döring
  • Publication number: 20140364313
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions are provided which cause rapid symptomology while delivering long term control of regrowth of plants. The herbicidal concentrate compositions comprise N-phosphonomethylglycine or a herbicidal derivative thereof, an auxin herbicide or a herbicidal derivative thereof, and at least one surfactant. Also provided is a method for killing or controlling the growth of certain plants by contacting the foliage of the plants with the diluted concentrate composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David Z. Becher, Henry E. Agbaje, Jeffrey N. Travers, Ronald J. Brinker, Xiaodong C. Xu, Timothy S. Ottens
  • Patent number: 8883685
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an agricultural composition that is a registerable, stable agricultural formulation that includes at least one nitrogen containing isethionic acid salt, at least one plant protection product, at least one surfactant and optionally at least one inert ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical LLC
    Inventors: R. Scott Tann, Howard M. Stridde
  • Patent number: 8883681
    Abstract: Protoporphyrinogen oxidase enzyme-inhibiting compounds are useful in compositions and methods for ripening sugarcane crops. Of particular interest is the use of carfentrazone ethyl and certain metabolites thereof for ripening sugarcane crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Borges
  • Publication number: 20140315717
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for improving plant health. In particular, application of dicamba or another substrate of DMO, or metabolites thereof including DCSA, to a plant confers tolerance to, or defense against, abiotic or biotic stresses such as oxidative stress including herbicide application, and plant disease, and enhances crop yield. Such application maybe in combination with the application of another herbicide such as glyphosate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Muhammad Bhatti, Paul C.C. Feng, John Pitkin, Sio-Wai Hoi
  • Publication number: 20140309113
    Abstract: A pesticide composition includes an active component and polyethyleneimine having a weight average molecular weight of at least about 750,000 g/mol and has improved rainfastness. The polyethyleneimine of this invention has decreased mobility in water as compared to related lower molecular weight analogs. The pesticide composition is formed using a method that includes the steps of providing the active component, providing the polyethyleneimine, and combining the active component and the polyethyleneimine to form the pesticide composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Basf SE
    Inventors: Alan K. Viets, David Przybyla
  • Patent number: 8859464
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an agricultural composition that is a field ready spray or a tank mix that includes at least one nitrogen containing isethionic acid salt, at least one agriculturally active ingredient, and at least one surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical L LC
    Inventors: R. Scott Tann, Howard M. Stridde
  • Patent number: 8841235
    Abstract: A pesticide composition contains, based on 100 parts by weight (“pbw”) of the composition: (a) from about 15 to about 65 pbw of one or more pesticide compounds, (b) from greater than 0 to about 10 pbw of one or more fatty acid (C1-C3) esters, and (c) optionally, up to about 20 pbw of one or more surfactants, wherein the surfactant component typically comprises: (i) one or more betaine surfactants, (ii) one or more glycoside surfactants, (iii) one or more amine oxide surfactants, (iv) one or more fatty (ether) amine alkoxylate surfactants, or (v) a surfactant mixture comprising at least one surfactant from each of at least two of the surfactant categories (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv). A method for controlling a target pest, includes the steps of diluting the above described pesticide composition with a diluent comprising water and applying the diluted pesticide composition to the target pest and/or to the environment of the target pest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Michael J. Kisenwether, Michelle McKnight, Krishnamurthy Shanmuganandamurthy, Valerio Bramati, Thierry Sclapari
  • Publication number: 20140274697
    Abstract: Provided herein are synergistic herbicidal compositions containing (a) a compound of formula (I): or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof and (b) fungicides, including but not limited to, azoxystrobin, carbendazim, difenoconazole, flutolanil, hexaconazole, iprobenfos, isoprothiolane, isotianil, kasugamycin, mancozeb, myclobutanil, phthalide, probenazole, propiconazole, pyroquilon, tebuconazole, thifluzamide, tricyclazole, trifloxystrobin, validamycin, and a compound of formula (II) The compositions and methods provided herein control undesirable vegetation, e.g., in direct-seeded, water-seeded and transplanted rice, cereals, wheat, barley, oats, rye, sorghum, corn/maize, sugarcane, sunflower, oilseed rape, canola, sugar beet, soybean, cotton, pineapple, pastures, grasslands, rangelands, fallowland, turf, tree and vine orchards, plantation crops, vegetables, industrial vegetation management (IVM) and rights of way (ROW).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC