AMVAC® Announces 10 New Products in 2020

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, announces 10 new products in 2020. The announcement is a result of the corporation’s successful legacy of acquisitions and its “Innovation with Speed and Discipline” product development process, concentrating on specific, customer-focused solutions.

“AMVAC’s recent product innovations have strengthened our crop protection portfolio allowing us to offer growers more trusted solutions. Our ‘10 in 2020’ demonstrates the aggressive pace of AMVAC’s continued success in offering growers products that solve their challenges,” said Senior Vice President of U.S. Crop Sales, Canada and Application Technology Scott Hendrix.

New products to AMVAC include a recent acquisition of four herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience™. These products are complementary tank-mix partners for a variety of primary herbicides used in the U.S agricultural market. They are particularly valuable for enhancing weed control performance against increasing numbers of troublesome weed species. The products include:

• Classic® Herbicide: Expands the postemergence weed control spectrum in soybeans.
• FirstRate® Herbicide: Provides preemergence and postemergence control of key broadleaf weeds in soybeans.
• Hornet® Herbicide: Delivers postemergence broadleaf weed control of glyphosate resistant weeds in field corn.
• Python® Herbicide: Allows flexible broadleaf weed control in soybeans and field corn.

AMVAC also announces the developmental product Impact CORE™ Herbicide, a postemergence corn herbicide combining effective modes of action from a Group 15 residual herbicide with the power of Impact® Herbicide. Field studies have shown extended residual weed control in addition to control of more than 40 emerged annual grass and broadleaf weeds, including several glyphosate-resistant weeds. EPA registration of the product is expected in the first quarter of 2020.

In addition, AMVAC will soon launch a new glufosinate premix. This developmental product uses a proprietary formulation technology to combine the active ingredient found in Impact Herbicide to provide postemergence weed control in LibertyLink® corn. Registration of the herbicide is also expected in the first quarter of 2020.

AMVAC has selected COUNTER® Insecticide/Nematicide, broad spectrum AZTEC® HC Insecticide and zinc, a key micronutrient in corn, as the first products to be packaged in SmartCartridge™ containers and offered as part of SIMPAS™ Applied Solutions, pending EPA registration. SIMPAS (Smart Integrated Multi-Product Application System) is being introduced in a few select markets in 2020. A full launch is planned in 2021.

In addition, AMVAC recently announced its new herbicide – Surepyc IQ™ – a combination of two powerful chemistries for control of tough broadleaves and sedges in warm season turf. It’s the first line-extension for the Surepyc brand.

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2020 AMVAC Product Launch photo album


Full press conference with –
Neil DeStefano, Director – Portfolio, Business Development, Marketing Communications Management
Nathaniel Quinn, Marketing Manager – Corn, Soybeans, Sugar Beet
Jim Lappin, Director – SIMPAS, Product Portfolio and Alliances
AMVAC Product Launch press conference 21:31 Interview with Neil DeStefano, AMVAC Portfolio Director 3:48

Interview with Nathaniel Quinn, AMVAC Marketing Mgr. 2:28

Interview with Jim Lappin, Director - SIMPAS 3:56

Interview with Corey Ritter, Sales Support Technician 1:54


Press Conference

AMVAC SIMPAS Description

Neil DeStefano
Director – Portfolio, Business Development, Marketing Communications Management
AMVAC Chemical Corporation

AMVAC® is a subsidiary of American Vanguard® Corporation. American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection management, turf and ornamentals management, and public safety and animal health applications. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poors® Small Cap 600 Index.
The Company, from time to time, may discuss forward-looking information. Except for the historical information contained in this release, all forward-looking statements are estimates by the Company’s management and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause
results to differ from management’s current expectations. Such factors include weather conditions, changes in regulatory policy and other risks as detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports and filings. All forward-looking statements, if any, in this release
represent the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release.
©2020 AMVAC Chemical Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation. All rights reserved. American Vanguard, AMVAC, Aztec, Classic, Counter, FirstRate, Hornet, Impact, Impact CORE, Python, SmartCartridge, SIMPAS, Surepyc, Surepyc IQ and respective logos are trademarks owned by AMVAC Chemical Corporation. LibertyLink is owned by BASF. Corteva Agriscience is owned by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Impact CORE and Glufosinate and Topramezone are developmental products for which applications have been filed with the EPA. These developmental products are not registered for use and sale in the United States, and no sale, offer for sale or use of these product may be made unless, and until, all necessary federal and state registrations have been obtained.
Aztec and Counter are restricted use pesticides. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your state agency responsible for pesticide registration to ensure registration status.
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