Nufarm and Sumitomo extend distribution deal
Nufarm and Sumitomo Chemical are extending their distribution deal in Canada as well as including Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine. Subsidiary Nufarm Agriculture is to sell Sumitomo US subsidiaries Valent USA’s and Valent BioSciences Corporation’s crop protection and specialty products in Canada. The deal adds to the arrangement covering Valent’s herbicide, Valtera (flumioxazin), which started last year, and follows that covering Valent Canada’s conventional and biopesticides in the country ( Agrow No 635, p 7). Nufarm will market Sumitomo products in the three European countries, including the insecticides, esfenvalerate and pyriproxyfen, while it will also distribute the insecticide, Sumithon (fenitrothion) in the Ukraine.