Stahler acquires beflubutamid
German agrochemical producer Stahler (Stade) has acquired the herbicide, beflubutamid, from Japanese chemical company Ube Industries (Yamaguchi). The deal covers global development and marketing rights, and the EU approval data package for the active ingredient. Stahler has held European development rights to beflubutamid for several years. The ai gained full EU approval in August (Agrow No 527, p 8).