RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, and CARMEL, IN, January 22, 2010 – BASF Professional Vegetation Management and SePRO Corporation today announced a marketing partnership for Clearcast® herbicide and Clearcast® 2.7G herbicide.
Effective immediately, SePRO will be the exclusive marketer of these two herbicides for the U.S. aquatic market. In addition, BASF and SePRO have entered into a development agreement and will work together to bring more new and innovative aquatic products to this market in the future. Terms of these agreements were not disclosed.
Clearcast, which contains the active ingredient imazamox, is a liquid aquatic herbicide used to control floating, emerged and shoreline weed species while allowing desirable plants to colonize. Clearcast can also be used for growth regulation of undesirable submersed hydrilla, keeping hydrilla’s growth in check while protecting open water for sport, fishing habitat, or allowing for free water movement in case of the need for flood control. Clearcast 2.7G, which also contains imazamox, is the new granular formulation of the herbicide that will deliver the active ingredient to the depths of the targeted water body where submersed weeds get their start, more effectively distributing Clearcast to these rapidly growing plants.
“This agreement is an exciting path forward for BASF in the aquatics market and we look forward to working with SePRO,” said Brian Lish, Business Manager, BASF Professional Vegetation Management. “Customers of the Clearcast products will benefit greatly from this relationship.”
“SePRO is proud that BASF has chosen our company to steward their interests in the U.S. Aquatics Industry,” said Bill Culpepper, President and CEO of SePRO Corporation. “SePRO is determined to further develop these new solutions for aquatic managers into the multiple market opportunities for Clearcast and Clearcast 2.7G, as well as other BASF active ingredients that show promise in aquatics, when they emerge from BASF’s discovery pipeline.”
About the Crop Protection Division:
With sales of € 3.4 billion in 2008, BASF’s Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com
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About SePRO Corporation:
SePRO Corporation is recognized as an industry leader in providing focused research and development capabilities, and the highest level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets of the USA. SePRO’s key business segments include the U.S. Aquatics Industry, Greenhouse/Nursery Markets, and Professional Turf/Landscape Management. To learn more about SePRO Corporation, its products, services and technologies, call 1-800-419-7779 or visit the SePRO web site at www.sepro.com