The announcement came after the other manufacturer of Diazinon in the United States reportedly said it would no longer make the active ingredient.

MANA, which has been manufacturing Diazinon technical material for more than 25 years, is working with the EPA to continue the support of the product’s registration, said Rick Beardmore, Diazinon product manager for MANA.

“We recognize the value of Diazinon as a crop-protection tool, including the niche uses that are so important to many growers,” said Beardmore. “We are committed to maintaining the registration of Diazinon for its approved uses as the product goes through the reregistration process at EPA.”

MANA has already invested millions of dollars in product stewardship and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future, Beardmore says, adding that the company will continue to listen to growers’ needs and find ways to keep Diazinon in their tool boxes.

MANA is the North American Company of Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd., of Israel, the world’s leading manufacturer of generic crop protection products. In addition to Diazinon, MANA markets a full range of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides in the United States and Canada as end-use products or as technical active ingredients for formulation into end-use products.

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