Nippon Soda acquires Dow's tebufenozide
Nippon Soda has acquired Dow AgroSciences’ tebufenozide insecticide business for an undisclosed sum. The deal was completed on March 31st. Tebufenozide is an insect growth regulator for the control of lepidopteran pests on a range of fruit, vegetable and field crops. The acquisition will strengthen Nippon Soda’s position in these markets while allowing Dow to focus on other business priorities, the companies point out. Dow took over tebufenozide when it purchased Rohm and Haas’ agrochemical business in 2001 ( Agrow No 378, p 2). Dow continued to market the insecticide as Confirm.