Gowan Co. LLC has entered into agreements with Syngenta to acquire rights to the active ingredients, prosulfuron and primisulfuron. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks for Peak, Spirit, Beacon and Northstar herbicides and related intellectual property and labels, according to a news release.
The transaction closed Dec. 15, although Syngenta and Gowan will work together over the next several months for an orderly transition to maintain quality customer service in all geographies. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Prosulfuron is a Weed Science Society of America Group 2 post-emergent herbicide for use on field corn, sorghum and numerous cereal crops for broad-spectrum control of annual broadleaf weeds.
Primisulfuron is also a Group 2 post-emergent herbicide for control of grass weeds, such as shattercane (Sorghum bicolor), johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), sorghum almum (Sorghum alum), quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), and many broadleaf weeds in field corn and popcorn.