• 2 Farmers in Wheat Field


Farmer inspired. Farmer admired.

Partnering for innovation, performance and value

You know a technology will be valuable when the end user communicates a need, becomes involved in the development and is a leading advocate for the end product. That’s exactly what happened with the innovative CoAXium Wheat Production System solution for controlling annual grassy weeds in winter and spring wheat.

Farmers asked for CoAXium. And farmers have been part of its development, from inception to launch to continued improvement.

In 2008, Colorado wheat growers initiated a novel trait development project with Colorado State University. The goal: Develop a herbicide-resistance trait that would help control tough annual grassy weeds delivered with the superior performance and yields of leading wheat varieties. The challenge was to create a system that would enhance profitability of wheat growers in Colorado and around the globe.

In June of 2015, three major agricultural organizations came together to change the way farmers produce wheat. Together they created a simple, cost-effective production system that combines elite wheat varieties from the world’s best breeding programs, a patented non-GMO herbicide-tolerance trait and a new post-emergent ACCase grass herbicide that will be combined with an industry-wide stewardship program.

Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, Inc.

Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) owns the patented AXigen trait invented at Colorado State University. CWRF enforces patent compliance and markets the new trait in Colorado State University-developed varieties.

Limagrain Cereal Seeds

Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) introgresses the AXigen trait into a range of different genetic backgrounds to bring new CoAXium varieties to market. LCS also licenses the AXigen trait and provides donor lines to interested breeding partners worldwide. LCS manages the AXigen trait and stewardship efforts.

Albaugh, LLC

Albaugh, LLC, is a private, U.S.-owned global crop protection manufacturer and the exclusive provider of Aggressor AX herbicides for the CoAXium Wheat Production System around the globe. Albaugh engages its distribution channel partners in the education, delivery and performance of Aggressor AX herbicides to the farm gate while implementing and driving a robust industry stewardship.

Together, these three agricultural leaders bring a farmer-inspired, groundbreaking technology to the field. CoAXium is simple, cost-effective and proven on wheat acres around the world.

“The CoAXium Wheat Production System is an exciting brand built from the ground up with innovation, performance and grower value in mind. A combination of a patented herbicide trait, elite germplasm, a new herbicide brand and a strong focus on industry stewardship, CoAXium helps growers maximize their return on investment by controlling tough annual grasses in winter and spring wheat.”

Chad Shelton
Head, CoAXium Executive Committee, Global Director of Proprietary Products, Albaugh