Vive/United Suppliers in technology pact
The Canadian company, Vive Crop Protection (Toronto, Ontario), and the US wholesale supplier, United Suppliers (Eldora, Iowa), have entered into a collaboration to introduce "yield enhancement products" using Vive's proprietary polymer-based Allosperse delivery system. They plan to introduce two products in the US in the 2015 growing season. "We are pursuing the capabilities of getting more activity out of the products we are using in current and expanded applications," says United Suppliers' vice-president of crop protection and seed, Brett Bruggeman. Vive received its first product approval in the US earlier this year for a bifenthrin insecticide formulation incorporating the Allosperse technology (Agrow No 670, p 34).