Gowan/Nichino US herbicide deal
The US agrochemical company, Gowan (Yuma, Arizona), has entered into a US marketing agreement with Nihon Nohaku’s US subsidiary, Nichino America (Wilmington, Delaware), for Nichino’s herbicide, pyraflufen-ethyl. Gowan has introduced the herbicide as Vida, a pre-plant burndown treatment for a range of crops. The deal strengthens Gowan’s presence in the cereal, vegetable and row crop markets, while “laying the foundation for future product development”, the company says. Nichino introduced pyraflufen-ethyl as ET in 2003 ( Agrow No 426, p 26).