Nufarm Receives EPA Registration for Imidacloprid Insecticide

Nufarm Americas, Inc. recently announced that it has been granted federal EPA registration for its own source of imidacloprid technical material. End-use formulations are not yet approved, but the company expects federal registrations for end-use products will be granted within a few months. At that time, Nufarm will launch its own branded product to the agricultural and turf and ornamental markets via traditional distribution partners.

This popular broad-spectrum insecticide is used in a large number of crops with non-crop uses in turf and ornamentals, seed treatment, pest control and animal health. Imidacloprid is sold in more than 100 countries around the world and has been a major insecticide solution in the U.S. markets since the early 1990s. The relevant U.S. patent expired in January of this year.

“We have taken a unique approach among recent entrants by investing in our own manufacturing facility and by applying for our own stand-alone registrations so that Nufarm can maximize its ability to formulate products and react to anticipated changes in the market,” said Greg Crawford, president of the company’s Americas Group.

Nufarm will market its imidacloprid products in the agricultural industry under the brand name, Nuprid, after obtaining EPA approval. Products in the turf and ornamental industry will be marketed under the brand name, Mallet.

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