Nissan Chemical agchems up 5% in 2012
Nissan Chemical recorded a 4.9% rise in agrochemical sales to ¥35,418 million ($345 million at the current rate) for its fiscal year ending March 31st 2013. The revenues are ahead of the company’s outlook of ¥34,600 million ($337 million) from last year (Agrow No 641, p 6). The introduction of the rice herbicide, Altair (metazosulfuron), offset the decline of other rice herbicide sales in Japan. The company also reports expansion in sales volumes of the acaricide, Starmite (cyenopyrafen), the fungicide, Pulsor (thifluzamide), and home and garden use for the herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate).