Valent takes on MGK insecticides in US
Sumitomo Chemical subsidiary Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California) took over the marketing and sales of Sumitomo subsidiary MGK's (Minneapolis, Minnesota) agricultural insecticide range in the US from April 1st. The MGK range includes the pyrethrin-based products, PyGanic, Tersus and EverGreen 60-6, the sabadilla-based product, Veteran D, and the botanical insecticide, Azera (azadirachtin + pyrethrins). MGK continues to manufacture the products, provide regulatory support for the active ingredients and will collaborate with Valent on development projects. The agreement was reached in October 2014.