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MANA acquires Guthion brand insecticide from Bayer CropScience
Raleigh, N.C. (March 16, 2007)- Makhteshim Agan Industries, Inc. (MAI), Israel, purchased the global rights to the Guthion® brand containing the active ingredient azinphos-methyl from Bayer CropScience AG. Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. (MANA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAI.
MANA received the product line, manufacturing, formulation know-how, registration rights, intellectual property rights and existing inventory of the Guthion Solupak brand in the US and Canadian markets.
First introduced in 1962, Guthion provides broad-spectrum control of major insects on pome fruit and other crops throughout the season. Its primary use is on apples and pears as an important tool to control codling moth, apple maggot and oriental fruit moth.
Guthion is also labeled for use on cherries, blueberries, almonds, pistachios, walnuts and parsley.
"Guthion is complimentary to the MANA portfolio," said Brian Ahrens, senior product manager for insecticides. "Guthion is the industry standard for controlling codling moth in apples. We will continue to support active ingredients that are vital to growers' needs such as diazinon, endosulfan, dicofol, novaluron and captan," he added.
About MANA Crop Protection
Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., (MANA), based in Raleigh, N.C., offers the broadest post-patent portfolio in the crop protection industry with nearly 50 branded insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and harvest aids from over 40 active ingredients.
Supported by a solid heritage, global manufacturing expertise, best-in-class formulations, regulatory capabilities, extensive field research and an experienced sales and marketing team, the MANA portfolio of products continues to expand.
MANA is a North American subsidiary of Makhteshim Agan Industries, Ltd. (MAI) Israel, the global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of crop protection products. With 2005 sales over US$1.5 billion, MAI ranks seventh in global agrochemical companies. For more information, visit www.manainc.com.