Syngenta to Acquire DuPont Professional Products Business

Syngenta has announced that it will acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands.

Created in 2002, the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business specializes in the development and marketing of innovative branded products for the professional turf and pest control markets, including Altriset, Advion, Arilon and Acelepryn. The acquisition price is $125 million.

As a result of this transaction, Syngenta can pursue opportunities in adjacent markets such as the ornamental horticulture and consumer markets. Finally, Syngenta Research & Development investment will drive growth in opportunities to extend the use of the active ingredients in the professional and home pest markets.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Closing is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Coxreels Moves to New Location

Coxreels will move to a new location, not far from its current facility in Tempe, Ariz. Fabrication, machine and welding departments have already relocated and are fully functional. The new facility will provide production with nearly 50 percent more operational space. This move will permit manufacturing processes to be improved and increase productivity.

Learn About New Pyrethroid Label Language with FMC Videos

Two new videos from FMC Corporation take lawn care professionals step-by-step through the new label language adopted by the EPA for non-crop outdoor use of all pyrethroid insecticide products. The videos each focus on a different type of product: liquid pyrethroids or granular pyrethroids.

Each running three to four minutes, the videos clearly demonstrate how and where to use pyrethroid products in common outdoor situations.

You can view the FMC New Pyrethroid Label Language videos on the FMCTurf YouTube channel at