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Pesticide in Decline Still Has Company, Farmer Interest

March 11, 2020, 10:56 AM

The insecticide chlorpyrifos has been the subject of several state bans and its biggest manufacturer plans to stop making it—but smaller pesticide industry players still see an opportunity, Adam Allington writes.

  • Corteva Agriscience, the world’s largest chlorpyrifos manufacturer, announced last month it would stop making the chemical by the end of the year, citing declining sales. “If Corteva isn’t able to meet the demands of the marketplace, we are well prepared to step in,” said Ram Seethapathi, president of Gharda Chemicals International Inc.
  • Chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain damage in humans, especially infants. But it’s also effective against ...

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