Makhteshim Agan Industries, Inc., (MAI) Israel, has purchased the global rights to the Guthion brand containing the active ingredient azinphos-methyl from Bayer CropScience AG.

Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., a subsidiary of MAI, received the product line, manufacturing, formulation know-how, registration rights, intellectual property rights and existing inventory of the Guthion Solupak brand in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

First introduced in 1962, Guthion provides broad-spectrum control of major insects on pome fruit and other crops throughout the season. Its primary use is on apples and pears as an important tool to control codling moth, apple maggot and oriental fruit moth.

Guthion is also labeled for use on cherries, blueberries, almonds, pistachios, walnuts and parsley.

“Guthion is complementary to the MANA portfolio,” said Brian Ahrens, senior product manager for insecticides. “Guthion is the industry standard for controlling codling moth in apples. We will continue to support active ingredients that are vital to growers' needs such as diazinon, endosulfan, dicofol, novaluron and captan,” he added.

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