Agrochemical Companies

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Competitors - North American Agricultural Chemicals Industry

Seven additional competitors in the North American agricultural chemicals industry are Dupont, Aceto, UPL Open Ag, Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Atticus, Valent, and Agrisel. Details for these companies are below.

Dupont

  • Dupont's website can be found here.
  • Dupont is a competitor in the North American agricultural chemicals industry because it offers corn crop protection products such has herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides.

Aceto

  • Aceto's website can be found here.
  • Aceto is a competitor in the North American agricultural chemicals industry because it offers agricultural protection products such as Acetaldehyde Oxime, Bisoprolol Fumarate, Felodipine, and numerous others.

UPL Open Ag

  • UPL Open Ag's website can be found here.
  • UPL Open Ag is a competitor in the North American agricultural chemicals industry because it offers products such as herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bactericides, and seed treatments.

Southern Agricultural Insecticides

  • Southern Agricultural Insecticide's website can be found here.
  • Southern Agricultural Insecticide is a competitor in the North American agricultural chemicals industry because it produces and sells product such as herbicides, miticides, fungicides, and insecticides for commercial crops.

Atticus

  • Atticus' website can be found here.
  • Atticus is a competitor in the North American agricultural chemicals industry because it offers fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and insect growth regulators for commercial agricultural applications.

Valent

  • Valent's website can be found here.
  • Valent is a competitor in the North American agricultural chemicals industry because it offers agricultural seed treatments, weed control products, insect control products, and disease control products for a variety of crops including cereals, corn, cotton, grapes, peanuts, rice, and more.

Agrisel

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Competitors - North American Agricultural Chemicals Industry: The Findings Part One

Syngenta and Bayer both have herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and seeds products. Syngenta and Itronics are allowed to sell their agricultural products in Canada, the US, and Mexico.

1) Syngenta

Products

  • Syngenta products include herbicides selective brands, herbicides non-selective brands, crop enhancement brands, fungicides, insecticides, seed care brands, seeds, vector management brands, and lawn and garden brands.
  • Herbicides selective brands in the United States, Canada, and Mexico include Acuron, Axial, Beacon, Bicep II Magnum, Callisto, Camix, Dual Gold, Envoke, Flec/Reflex, Flexstar, Prefix/Eddus, Fusilade, Gesagard, Gesapax, Gesaprim/Aatrex, Logran, Lumax, Northstar, Ordram, Peak, Suprend, and Topik/Discover/Horizon.
  • Herbicides non-selective brands in the United States, Canada, and Mexico include Gramoxone, Touchdown, and Reglone.
  • Crop enhancement brands in the United States include Moddus/Palisade and Bion Actigard.
  • Fungicides brands in the United States, Canada, and Mexico include Afla-guard, Timorex Gold, Elatus, Alto, Amistar, Bravo, Miravis, Orondis, Ridomil Gold, Switch, Tilt, Unix Vangard.
  • Insecticides brands in the United States, Canada, and Mexico include Chess, Curacron, Durivo, Force, Karate Zeon, Pirimor, Proclaim, Trigard, and Vertimec.
  • Seedcare brands in the United States, Canada, and Mexico include Apron XL, Avicta, Avicta Complete, Clariva, Cruiser, Dividend, Dynasty, FarMore Technology, Fortenza Duo, Maxim, and Vibrance.
  • Seeds products include NK, Golden Harvest, and S&G and Rogers. Lawn and Garden products include Syngenta Flowers, Award, Bonzi, Citation, Endeavor, Flagship, Scimitar, Barricade, Daconil, Heritage, and Trimmit.
  • Vector management products include Icon and Actellic.

Restrictions

2) Bayer CropScience

Products

  • Bayer products include herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, and animal products.
  • Herbicide brands include Adengo, Alion, Corvus, and Harness.
  • Fungicide brands include Flint, Fox, Luna, Nativo, Prosaro, Seranade, Stratego, and Xpro.
  • Seed brands include XtendFlex Technology, VT Triple Pro, TruFlex Canola, Smartstax, Seminis, Sementes Agroceres, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, Intacta RR2 Pro, Gaucho, DroughtGard Hybrids, DeRuiter, Deltapine, Dekalb Asgrow, Cropstar, Channel, Bollgard 3, Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton, and Asgrow, Agroeste.
  • Insecticides brands include Belt, Confidor, Movento, Sivanto, and Velum.
  • Animal products include Catosal, Advantage, Advantix, Advocate, Baycox, Baytril, Drontal, Profender, Seresto, Veraflox, and Zelnate.

Restrictions

  • Bayer is allowed to sell its agricultural products in Canada and the US.
  • In 2019, Mexico blocked imports of glyphosate as a precaution against harm to people and the environment. Glyphosate is an important ingredient in the company's Roundup herbicide.

3) Itronics

Products

  • Itronics products include specialty GOLD’n GRO fertilizers, zinc, silver, and minerals.

Restrictions

  • Itronics is allowed to sell its agricultural products in Canada, Mexico, and the US.




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Competitors - North American Agricultural Chemicals Industry: The Findings Part Two

Lesco Inc is a fully-owned subsidiary of SiteOne Landcape Supply Inc, the company in charge of its marketing and supply while American Vanguard Corporation operates as a holding company for AMVAC Chemical Corp., the company's main manufacturer of agricultural products. Bodisen Biotech Inc, on the other hand, was delisted from the US stock exchange and does not operate in the US, Canada or Mexico, but instead, markets a brand of bio-fertilizer to farmers in the various agricultural provinces of China.

Lesco Inc

  • Lesco Inc is a fully-owned subsidiary of SiteOne Landcape Supply Inc which is in charge of the marketing and supply initiatives of Lesco Inc products.
  • Lesco Inc's line of products include fertilizers, seeds, control products, specialty products, and equipment.
  • The company sells two categories of fertilizer which include granular fertilizer that can be applied to turf, soil, or landscape plants & trees, whereas soluble fertilizer is that which is water-soluble and is quickly absorbed by plants.
  • Lesco Inc produces cool-season and warm-season types of seeds. Cool-season Lesco seeds are ideal for areas experiencing cold winters and hot summers e.g. areas with bentgrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue, while warm-season Lesco seeds thrive in high heat landscapes such as bermudagrass, centipede grass, carpet grass, and paspalum.
  • Lesco Inc's control products include herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.
  • The company's specialty products include colorants, adjuvants, moisture management products, spreader stickers, and cleaners.
  • Equipment offered by Lesco Inc include spreaders, handheld and backpack sprayers, truck-mounted sprayers, and winter equipment.
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc, the parent company for Lesco Inc that is in charge of sales and marketing, has no restrictions selling in the US, Mexico or Canada. The company sells its products in Canada through one of its subsidiaries called SiteOne Landscape Supply Ltd.

American Vanguard Corporation

  • American Vanguard Corporation operates as a holding company for AMVAC Chemical Corp., the company's main developing, manufacturing, and marketing subsidiary for agricultural and commercial use products.
  • AMVAC's line of products serve various markets including agriculture, pest, turf, vector, and application technology.
  • Agricultural products sold by AMVAC include cotton defoliants, fumigants, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, molluscicides, nematicides, plant growth regulators, and repellents for a wide range of crops such as cotton, vegetables, ornamentals, and fruits.
  • The company's pest control products include insecticides, molluscicides, and termiticides for insects such as ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, flea & tick, general pests, snails & slugs, termites, and wasps & hornet.
  • The turf products offered by the company include fumigants, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and molluscicides for segments such as golf, lawns and ornamental.
  • AMVAC's vector products include adulticides, insecticides, and larvicides.
  • The application system solutions offered by AMVAC are the SmartBox closed application system, and the Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS).
  • American Vanguard Corporation has no restrictions selling in the US, Canada or Mexico. The manufacturing plant in Marsing, Idaho, USA is positioned to meet the Northwestern US and Canada demands.

Bodisen Biotech Inc

Though early research indicated that Bodisen Biotech was a viable competitor in this segment, further research has indicated otherwise. The deeper findings have revealed that:
  • Bodisen Biotech Inc develops and markets a brand of bio-fertilizer to farmers in the various agricultural provinces of China. The company's products including pesticides and other specialty products are manufactured and sold to farmers throughout The People's Republic of China.
As such, no additional information has been included on Bodisen Biotech Inc.
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Competitors - North American Agricultural Chemicals Industry: The Findings Part Three

CF Industries Holdings has several fertilizer product lines; Converted Organics has several organic fertilizer lines; and Dupont has a variety of animal nutrition and microbial control product lines. All of these products seem to be able to be sold in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

CF Industries Holdings

  • CF Industries manufactures and sells a number of nitrogen products for both agricultural and industrial uses. Their product lines are as follows.
  • Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN), which is a liquid nitrogen fertilizer.
  • Ammonia, which is a building block for fertilizers.
  • Urea, a dry solid nitrogen fertilizer.
  • Ammonium nitrate, a nitrogen-based fertilizer product.
  • They also produce several products that do not fit in the above product lines, including Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Nitric Acid, Nitrogen Sulphur, NPK Compound Fertilizers, and Urea Liquor.
  • There were no jurisdictions in North America that were found to prohibit the sale of the above product lines from CF Industries Holdings. However, Canada and the U.S. have regulations that restrict how some of these products can be used and stored since they can be explosive.

Converted Organics

  • Converted Organic's website can be found here. They produce organic fertilizers for agricultural uses.
  • Converted Organics has several types of organic fertilizer products: 4-2-1 Plus, XK 2-2-4, General Purpose, 2-2-2, 3-2-0, Pacific Choice (Hydrolyzed Fish), LC 1-1-1, SoilStart® 7-1-1, 4-2-2, and 3-2-0.
  • There were no jurisdictions in North America that were found to prohibit the sale of the above product lines from Converted Organics.

Dupont

  • Dupont's website can be found here. Dupont produces products for industry in a number of categories including transportation, nutrition, safety, and construction.
  • Dupont has a broad set of product lines. The full list includes, adhesives, advanced printing solutions, animal nutrition, biomaterials, clean technologies, construction materials, consumer products, dietary supplements, electronic solutions, fabrics, fibers, and nonwovens, food and beverage ingredients, home garden and car care, industrial enzymes and bioactives, industrial films, medical devices and materials, microbial control solutions, packaging materials and solutions, pharmaceutical ingredients, personal care ingredients, personal protective equipment, resins, solar / photovaltaic solutions, and water solutions.
  • The product lines that were deemed relevant to agricultural chemicals include animal nutrition and microbial control products.
  • Animal nutrition product lines include feed enzymes, feed probiotic solutions, combined feed solutions, feed betatine solutions, and essential oil feed solutions.
  • Microbial control products that Dupont produces and that are used in agriculture include sanitizers and disinfectants. They also include several preservatives, microbicide, and antimicrobial chemicals: the KATHON™ Preservative, ROCIMA™ Microbicide, and BIOBAN™ Preservative lines.
  • There were no jurisdictions in North America that were found to prohibit the sale of the above product lines from Dupont.

Research Strategy

To answer this research question, it was necessary to determine whether a product line from one of the listed companies was not allowed to be sold in a North American jurisdiction.

When reviewing product lines that may not be sold in jurisdictions, the research team considered only product lines that included chemical products, since the request was about competitors in the "North American agricultural chemical industry". All the product lines of CF Industries Holdings and Converted Organics were included. Dupont had several unrelated product lines, such as electronics, foods, protective equipment, packaging, fabrics, and printing solutions. These product lines were excluded from the analysis, although their animal feed products and microbial control products were included.

We found no restrictions on the sale of the products listed. We first looked for a list of products that were allowed in each jurisdiction. The research team found evidence that fertilizers, disinfectants, animal feed products, and antimicrobial chemicals, in general, are permitted in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

We tried to confirm that none of the particular products of these companies were banned in any North American jurisdiction. We used three strategies to do this.

First, we searched the company website, reports, and polices for shipping polices to see whether they exclude any of the North American jurisdictions. Our logic was that these companies would communicate to customers and investors jurisdictions to which they could not ship particular products. We found that CF Industries Holdings does have polices for countries they will not ship to because of international trade sanctions, but no Canadian, American, or Mexican jurisdictions were on the list of sanctioned countries. They also have production and distribution centers in Canada and the U.S., which suggests they sell their products in these locations. Converted Organics does not have a statement about where they sell their products available on their website. Dupont also does not note jurisdictions they do not sell to, but they have offices and sales locations throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, which suggests their products are available in each of the three jurisdictions. We did not find any suggestion that their products are banned from sale in any of the above jurisdictions.

Next, we looked for evidence that the particular products were not allowed to be sold by looking through environmental regulatory agencies in each of the three jurisdictions and also in legal documents. The logic was that if a jurisdiction prohibited the sale of a substance, that prohibition would likely be included in a legal document or regulation. We did find some information about the regulation of agricultural chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists regulations around the use of pesticides, but does not ban any of the products listed above. There are also U.S. federal regulations around the use of fertilizers, but none restricting the above companies from selling their products. Canada's laws and regulations do not prohibit selling any of the above products, although it does have regulations around the storage and use of some forms of ammonium nitrate (which is sold by CF Industries Holdings). Mexico's Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, in conjunction with other departments, regulates pesticide and fertilizer uses. No evidence was found that Mexico bans the products listed above.

Finally, we did a review of news articles and media reports of the above products banned in each North American jurisdiction. We thought that if any of these products were banned, it might have been reported by a journalist or in a press release. We found that several North American jurisdictions ban certain kinds of fertilizers for individual consumer use (for example, some states and provinces limit cosmetic pesticides and phosphorous lawn fertilizers). However, no media reports were found banning any of the products listed above.

Because the thorough search for products banned in the three North American jurisdictions produced no results for the above listed products, we conclude that there are, in fact, no bans and that each company is able to sell all of their products in each of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
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Competitors - North American Agricultural Chemicals Industry: The Findings Part Four

Information on the requested data points for Aceto, UPL Open Ag, and Southern Agricultural Insecticides is presented below.

Aceto

  • Aceto offers superior quality herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The company has brought several products to the market with a strong pipeline for future product additions.
  • Aceto’s main herbicides include Asulam 400 Herbicide, Halosulfuron Technical, Halomax, CIPC Technical, and Profine, among others.
  • The main products in the fungicide products line are Elast Flowable, Syllit, and Spud Nic-50.

Restrictions

  • In North America, Aceto operates only in the U.S. Its headquarters are in New York, United States. Aceto faces no selling restrictions in the United States because it strictly follows EPA’s regulations regarding product registration. It also enjoys superior regulatory capabilities.

UPL Open Ag

  • UPL Open Ag's main product lines are herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seed treatment products, bactericides, and biosolution products.
  • It has a wide range of herbicides that provide sustained weed control at all stages of the crop growth. The company’s herbicides also offer the right alternative solution to crop burndown without affecting the environment. UPL Open Ag’s newer formulations have also addressed glyphosate resistance.
  • UPL Open Ag’s herbicide brands include Audit 1:1, Audit 4:1, Batalium, Casoron, Everest 2.0, Everest 2.0 PNW, Everest 3.0, Pre-Pare-Spring Wheat, and Pre-Pare-Winter Wheat, among others.
  • UPL Open Ag's fungicides help fight a broad spectrum of crop diseases. New fungicides formulations are driving the fight against fungi resistance. With new technologies, the company has developed formulations that are easy to dissolve and disperse.
  • UPL Open Ag's fungicides brands include Captan, Elevate, Evito, Fortix, Ph-D, Procure, Syllit, Tepera, Tepera Plus, Vacciplant, Viticure, and Zolera FX.
  • UPL Open Ag’s range of insecticides/miticides is effective in controlling the most destructive pests. The company is also developing new chemistries with novel models of applications and actions.
  • The company’s insecticides/miticides brands include Acramite, Comite II, Dimilin, Dimilin 2L, Kanemite, and Micromite, among others.
  • UPL Open Ag’s seed treatment products control primary soil and seed-borne diseases, insects, and pests. They offer protection against broad-spectrum insect attacks. They also facilitate growth by enhancing immunity and promoting uniform germination.
  • The products in this line include Rancona Crest, Rancona Summit, Rancona V RTU, and Rancona V 100 Pro.
  • Biosolution products help growers enhance their crop’s genetic expression. They provide benefits such as better crop quality and optimal fruit set. They include BM 86, Cinetis, Exploit, Headset, and Pilatus, among others.

Restrictions

  • UPL Open Ag has no restrictions in the North America. In United States, it complies with EPA regulations including registration of brands for use in specific crops. For example, in 2019, the company received EPA registration for Zolera FX fungicide for use in wheat.
  • In Canada, the company also follows all regulations set by bodies such as Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). In 2019, the company received a label expansion for using a fungicide called Evito on oat, rye, and triticale in Canada. It also faces no restrictions in Mexico.

Southern Agricultural Insecticides

  • Southern Agricultural Insecticides formulates and supplies agricultural chemicals such as herbicides, molluscicide, fungicides, and insecticides.
  • Fungicides include Dithane M-45, Thiomyl Systemic Fungicide, SA – 20 Disinfectant (Non-WPS), among others.

Restrictions

  • In North America, Southern Agricultural Insecticides operates only in the United States. One of its products, Triple Action Neem Oil, has been banned in Pennsylvania as investigations continue. The product contains malathion, chlorpyrifos, and permethirn, which should not be used in a home setting.







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Competitors - North American Agricultural Chemicals Industry: The Findings Part Five

Product lines of Atticus, Valent, and Agrisel as agrochemical producer companies are evaluated. These companies' products have no restrictions for sale in North America.

Atticus

  • Atticus's product lines include fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and insect growth regulators for commercial agricultural applications.
  • There is no restriction mentioned in a letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency in responding to Atticus Company for registration of the products.
  • Atticus Company had marketed its product in North America and no sale territory has been mentioned for the company.

Valent

  • Valent offers agricultural seed treatments, weed control products, insect control products, and disease control products for a variety of crops including cereals, corn, cotton, grapes, peanuts, rice, and more.
  • There is no sale territory or restriction mentioned for Valent in Agribusiness intelligence report. The claim is certified in news headlines of Crop Protection Monthly.

Agrisel

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