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Amvac buys BASF plant

The US agrochemical company, American Vanguard (Amvac - Los Angeles, California), has exercised an option to acquire one of BASF's insecticide manufacturing facilities in Hannibal, Missouri. The plant manufactures the organophosphate insecticides, Counter (terbufos) and Thimet (phorate), which Amvac acquired from BASF in 2005 and 2006, respectively (Agrow No 483, p 1 and No 509, p 1).



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