Thursday November 27, 2014

Nufarm to sell Valent ag chemicals in Canada

Ag and turf chemical firm Valent Canada will now market 17 of its products in the Canadian market through Nufarm Agriculture.

The two companies on Thursday announced a deal which will see five herbicides, six insecticides, five plant growth regulators and Presidio fungicide marketed in Canada through Nufarm's distribution channels.

The distribution deal follows Nufarm's agreement in March last year to market Valent's Group 14 soybean herbicide Valtera in Canada.

"The success of that relationship has resulted in the expansion of our strategic alliance," Valent Canada's country manager Todd Younghans said in a release. "We believe that by expanding our partnership with Nufarm, our companies will gain efficiencies and be better able to serve our customers in the Canadian marketplace."

Yvonnick Jambon, general manager for Nufarm in Canada, said the deal will "strengthen our product offering in the row crop, horticulture, (industrial vegetative management), turf and biorational business."

Nufarm Agriculture -- the Canadian arm of the Australian ag chem firm Nufarm -- will now distribute:

  • Valtera, Chateau, SureGuard, BroadStar and Payload herbicides;

  • Arena 50 WDG and Clutch 50 WDG insecticides;

  • DiPel 2X DF, DiPel WP, Foray 48BA and VectoBac 600L biological insecticides;

  • ReTain, MaxCel, Promalin, Fascination and ProGibb plant growth regulators; and

  • Presidio fungicide.
  • The agreement with Nufarm won't change distribution for Valtera's Velocity herbicide, sold in Canada by Engage Agro, nor for Valtera's plant growth regulators Sumagic and Distance, sold in Canada by Plant Products Co.

    Valent Canada, operating out of Guelph since 2007, is the Canadian arm of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical's Valent plant chemical business, which also includes Valent U.S.A. and Valent BioSciences.


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