TKI Acquires Linuron Herbicide

Published in the September 2009 Issue Published online: Sep 07, 2009 Herbicide
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PHOENIX, Ariz.-Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) announces the purchase of the linuron herbicide assets from DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Linuron herbicide is marketed globally under the DuPont Lorox and Linex brands, as well as several associated mixture trademarks. This specialty herbicide is used primarily in the carrot, asparagus, celery, potato, cotton and soybean markets. TKI will acquire global rights to the linuron business, including trade names, registrations and registration data.

Marketing and development responsibility for the linuron product will be undertaken by TKI's business unit, NovaSource ( NovaSource is charged with marketing and developing registered pesticides for niche crop protection and specialty markets.

TKI, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., produces and markets specialty chemical solutions, including fertilizers, crop protection chemicals and process chemicals and services to diverse markets in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and selected European countries and the United Kingdom. TKI operates 10 manufacturing plants in North America, in addition to an extensive terminal network.