Aceto ahead in first quarter
Increased sales of chlorpropham-based sprout inhibitors contributed to a 34% rise in crop protection sales for US company Aceto (Lake Success, New York) during the three months to September 30th. This was the first quarter of Aceto's fiscal year. Crop protection sales accounted for 6% of the company's sales of $313.5 million in fiscal 2007 (Agrow No 528, p 3). A reduction in agrochemical intermediate sales contributed to a 2% drop in revenues for Aceto's chemical and colourants business in the first quarter of fiscal 2008.