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Amvac sales down 29% in Q4

Lower sales of the insecticide, Orthene (acephate), and the mosquito control product, Dibrom (naled), contributed to a 29% decline in American Vanguard’s sales to $50.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The depressed quarter ended a “challenging” year for the industry, says president and CEO Eric Wintemute. “Like many of our peers, we were negatively impacted in the quarter and the full year by unfavourable weather and by the continued reluctance of distributor channels to stock inventory for the upcoming 2010 spring planting season,” Mr Wintemute points out.



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