Agribiz: Valent to manage sales, marketing of MGK insect control products

Valent U.S.A. Corporation (Valent) and MGK have a new agreement to manage the marketing and sales of MGK’s crop protection line of insect control products in the U.S., effective April 1, 2015.

The addition of the organic and sustainable product line from MGK into the Valent portfolio will create a mix of unique and valuable chemistries for managing organic and sustainable agriculture.

MGK products control a broad spectrum of insects on many agricultural crops.

Key OMRI listed brands include: PyGanic, a widely-used botanical-based agricultural insecticide; Azera, a product for the organic control of hard- and soft-bodied insects; and Veratran D, the only EPA-registered product with the active ingredient sabadilla.

The MGK portfolio also includes sustainable brands including Tersus, a solution for pre-harvest use on export specialty crops and EverGreen 60-6, a fast-killing insecticide with no pre-harvest interval.

MGK, an insect control product development company, became a consolidated subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical in December 2012 when Sumitomo acquired a majority stake in MGK. MGK and Sumitomo have had a relationship in the U.S. market for many years and a formal relationship through a distribution agreement since 1989.

The agreement with Valent is the first collaboration in the crop protection market.

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