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Gowan acquires Group 2 herbicide active ingredients from Syngenta


December 16, 2020
By Top Crop Manager

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Gowan Company, L.L.C. has acquired rights to the active ingredients prosulfuron and primisulfuron, held by Syngenta. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks for Peak, Spirit, Beacon and Northstar herbicides and related intellectual property and labels in the United States and Canada.

The transaction closed on Dec. 15, although Syngenta and Gowan will work together over the next several months to facilitate an orderly transition to maintain quality customer service in all geographies. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Prosulfuron is an HRAC/WSSA Group 2 post-emergent herbicide for use on field corn, sorghum and numerous cereal crops for broad-spectrum control of annual broadleaf weeds. Primisulfuron is also a Group 2 post-emergent herbicide for the control of problem grass weeds such as Shattercane (Sorghum bicolor), Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense and Sorghum almum), Quackgrass (Elytrigia repens) and many broadleaf weeds in field corn and popcorn.

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“The addition of prosulfuron and primisulfuron to the Gowan portfolio allows Gowan to advance more critical herbicide solutions for growers,” said Eric McEwen, director of U.S. and Canadian marketing for Gowan. “This acquisition reflects our understanding and commitment to the needs of growers.”