Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 20, 2011
Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. (MANA) announces a recent agreement between its parent company Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd and DuPont Crop Protection in which MANA acquires the non-mixture diuron assets from DuPont, including Karmex and Direx herbicides. These popular herbicide brands are used throughout the U.S. on crops ranging from cotton and citrus to alfalfa, tree nuts and fruits to vegetables and grains.
Karmex and Direx are premium brands offering selective control of broadleaf weeds and grasses. These brands can be used pre- and post-emergence and as a burn down or a lay by. Both brands provide a key, low-cost, effective solution to glyphosate resistant weeds along with the foundational weed control growers count on.
“The acquisition of Karmex and Direx make a great addition to the MANA crop protection portfolio, the most comprehensive and diverse portfolio in the crop protection industry,” said David Downing, MANA senior marketing manager for herbicides.
“Our focus is on providing North American growers what they want and need to be successful in today’s global market. Karmex and Direx are important products for growers of numerous important crops and have been for many years. Karmex and Direx are becoming even more significant as the prevalence of glyphosate resistance in the U.S. increases, “ Downing noted.
“The acquisition of Karmex and Direx is an important step in our strategy to focus on and grow our crop protection business. Producers look to us to provide the right chemistry for the control of weeds, glyphosate resistant or not.”
As part of the global acquisition, Makhteshim-Agan Industries receives all rights, registrations, and supporting regulatory data, including trademark rights of the Direx and Karmex diuron assets, making MANA the major supplier for all non-mixture diuron formulations in the U.S.
For more information about MANA Crop Protection products, talk to a local ag retailer or visit http://www.manainc.com. Always read and follow label directions when using any agrichemical product.
About MANA Crop Protection
MANA offers the most comprehensive and diversified product portfolio in the crop protection industry, with more than 60 formulations of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators, and harvest aids. These proven products are efficiently manufactured to the highest standards and value priced to optimize the farm’s profitability potential. As the North American arm of the world’s seventh largest agrochemical company, MANA provides best-in-class formulations, regulatory capabilities, field research, and a science-based approach to defend and maintain vital active ingredients that other companies have abandoned. Our area business management team throughout the U.S. supports the distributors, retailers, crop consultants and agronomists who are part of the supply chain that farmers and farm managers rely on for localized expertise. MANA is a North American wholly owned affiliate of Makhteshim-Agan Industries, Ltd (MAI). Additional information about MANA can be found online at http://www.manainc.com.
About Makhteshim-Agan Industries
Makhteshim-Agan Industries, Ltd. is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of branded off-patent crop protection products. With sales US$2.38 billion in 2010, MAI ranks seventh in global agrochemical companies, with a global share of over 5%. The Company is characterized by its know-how, high-level technological-chemical abilities, expertise in product registration, observance of strict standards of environmental protection, stringent quality control, and global marketing and distribution channels.
MANA Crop Protection
4515 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
DuPont™, Direx® and Karmex® are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates. The Direx® and Karmex® trademarks are being transferred to Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd.
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