New products boost Amvac's third quarter
Sales of recently acquired products boosted the revenues of American Vanguard (Amvac - Los Angeles, California) by 10.5% to $56.6 million in the third quarter of 2007. Sales of the maize insecticide, Impact (BASF's topramezone), grew "substantially", while the insecticides, Counter (terbufos) and Thimet (phorate), also made significant contributions, the company says. Amvac acquired Counter and Thimet from BASF in 2005 and 2006, respectively (Agrow Nos 483, p 1 and 509, p 1). It gained North American rights to topramezone in 2005 (Agrow No 469, p 1).