Nissan Chemical/Insecticides India thifluzamide deal
Indian agrochemical company Insecticides India (Delhi) has entered a deal with Nissan Chemical to distribute Nissan’s fungicide, Pulsor (thifluzamide), reports Indian newspaper The Economic Times. The active ingredient controls sheath blight ( Rhizoctonia solani) in rice and the Indian company expects to capture a third of the domestic market of Rs 2,000 million ($40 million) for the control of the disease over the next three years. It is reportedly undertaking an expansion programme to ramp up its formulations production capacity to 500,000 tonnes from 350,000 tonnes and ai production capacity from 12,000 tonnes to 22,000 tonnes. Nissan acquired Dow AgroSciences’ thifluzamide fungicide business at the start of 2010, which included Pulsor ( Agrow No 584, p 3).