Arysta LifeScience, a Platform Specialty Products Company, and Isagro announced today they have finalized a long-term commercial agreement to distribute Isagro’s Fluindapyr-based mixtures for use in soybeans and other row crops in Brazil. Fluindapyr is a new, patent protected proprietary active ingredient that has been shown to be highly effective in controlling Asian soybean rust (ASR) when used in certain premix formulations.
Soybean growers in Brazil have been battling Asian soybean rust since it first appeared during the 2000-2001 growing season. In 2016, the total fungicide market for soybeans in Brazil was around US$ 2.1 billion at the dealer level, of which about 95 percent was for Asian soybean rust control. Approximately 100 million hectares of soybeans are treated for ASR in Brazil each year.
“New treatment options are needed for Asian soybean rust in Brazil,” explained Paula Pinto, Vice President Global Portfolio Management, Arysta LifeScience. “With the addition of Fluindapyr-based mixtures to our portfolio, we come one step closer to becoming a premium one-stop-shop supplier to soybean growers in Brazil.”
Arysta LifeScience also is planning to market Fluindapyr mixtures for other uses such as corn, dry beans, wheat, cotton and coffee.
“This agreement will significantly contribute to a broad distribution of new mixtures, based on this important active ingredient discovered by our company,” stated Giorgio Basile, President Isagro. “Arysta LifeScience is an ideal partner, as they are already well-positioned in the Brazilian soybean market based on its existing portfolio of herbicides, insecticides and seed treatment products.”
Isagro will submit the regulatory dossier for the first mixture based on Fluindapyr to Brazilian authorities in the first half of 2018.
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