S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), a global agricultural technology company, today announced the expansion of its novel and proprietary sorghum trait technology portfolio with the commercial launch of Double Team Forage Sorghum. Double Team Forage Sorghum gives forage sorghum growers an over-the-top, non-GMO, grassy weed control option.

S&W initially introduced Double Team Grain Sorghum in 2021 and it has quickly become the number one grass control trait in grain sorghum on the market. The Company estimates that it will be planted on more than 10% of all grain sorghum acres in 2024, nearly double the acres planted in the previous year, and on a trajectory to match herbicide solutions in other critical crops, including corn, wheat and soybeans.

“With the introduction of Double Team Forage Sorghum, S&W is now able to provide forage growers with the same enhanced return on their investments that grain sorghum growers have experienced,” commented Mark Herrmann, CEO of S&W Seed Company.

While corn, soybean, and cotton growers have benefited from weed control technologies, historically, sorghum growers had been limited by an absence of post-emerge grass control, which has ultimately impacted overall acreage and profitability. S&W’s introduction of Double Team has brought a much needed solution to the sorghum industry.

“Double Team is revolutionizing the sorghum industry in the same way that other weed control technologies have enhanced yields for crops such as corn, soybeans and cotton,” Herrmann continued.

In numerous field trials, Double Team has delivered increased yields to growers, with growers reporting high levels of satisfaction.

“Double Team provides superior grass weed control, protecting yields under high weed pressure,” Herrmann expanded. “Grower surveys show that it consistently delivers a positive return on investment for farmers, helping to boost overall profitability.”

S&W has made sorghum trait technology a key focus. In addition to Double Team, the Company expects to introduce a Prussic Acid Free (PAF) trait in 2025. PAF will eliminate the risk of prussic acid poisoning in grazing livestock which will extend the grazing season and provide growers peace of mind. Sorghum plants with the PAF trait contain a mutation that prevents the plants from producing dhurrin, the precursor to Prussic Acid. Prussic Acid is poisonous to all mammals and causes annual challenges up to death to livestock producers globally

Double Team Forage Sorghum is now available to growers through both S&W Sorghum Partners brand, as well as private label partners. To learn more, please visit https://sorghumpartners.com/.

About S&W Seed Company
Founded in 1980, S&W Seed Company is a global multi-crop, middle-market agricultural company headquartered in Longmont, Colorado. S&W’s vision is to be the world’s preferred proprietary seed company which supplies a range of sorghum, forage and specialty crop products that supports the growing global demand for animal proteins and healthier consumer diets. S&W is a global leader in proprietary alfalfa and sorghum seeds with significant research and development, production and distribution capabilities. S&W also has a commercial presence in pasture and sunflower seeds, and through a partnership, is focused on sustainable biofuel feedstocks primarily within camelina. For more information, please visit www.swseedco.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
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Company Contact:
Mark Herrmann, Chief Executive Officer
S&W Seed Company
Phone: (720) 593-3570

Investor Contact:
Robert Blum
Lytham Partners, LLC
Phone: (602) 889-9700