Scotts commits to Roundup's future

Scotts Miracle Gro General manager Sheila Hill said the relationship the Scotts' distributed strategic partner brand Roundup, would remain "the strongest brand in the category" and will keep going even if glyphosate is banned.

She said: "It’s market leader by a long shot. I don’t consider the future of the brand is uncertain, though tth future of glyphosate is uncertain. The EU committee has not made a decision and has given an 18 month extension. It’s about working with that."

She said Scotts R&D has "innovation in the pipeline" and a future Roundup may not include glyphosate at all.

New Roundup products for Glee include path and drive and tough weed products and a wand applicator.

She said Chapelwood wild bird care "expectations were higher than what we achieved" in the mild winter, which she said led to overall wild bird care being "double digit" figures down on 2014/15 season. Hill said Scotts were committed to the brand.

See more on Scotts and Glee in next issue of Horticulture Week.

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