DuPont agchem sales up 11% in Q2
DuPont recorded an 11% increase in crop protection sales to some $800 million in the second quarter of 2011. Higher volumes and US dollar price increases more than offset the negative impact of portfolio changes. The company posted volume gains for insecticides and fungicides, with continued strong growth for its chlorantraniliprole (trade-marked as Rynaxypyr) insecticide and the fungicide, picoxystrobin. Sales were up in all regions with the exception of Canada due to the weather-related loss of cereal acres, the company notes.