Gowan Acquires Two New Herbicide Active Ingredients Prosulfuron and Primisulfuron From Syngenta

Gowan Company, L.L.C. has announced that it has entered into agreements with Syngenta to acquire rights to the active ingredients prosulfuron and primisulfuron. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks, for Peak, Spirit, Beacon, and Northstar herbicides and related intellectual property and labels.

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The transaction closed December 15, 2020, 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), Sorghum almum (Sorghum alum), Quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), and many broadleaf weeds in field corn and popcorn.

“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.”

Gowan’s Muddy Boots philosophy is to support growers and retailers in meeting the challenges of controlling destructive weeds, insects, or pathogens infesting crops. With the addition of prosulfuron and primisulfuron to the Gowan portfolio, Gowan expands its core product offering and allows the company to serve better the growers’ needs in crop production.

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