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UPI acquires leading rice herbicide from DuPont

United Phosphorus, Inc., has reached an agreement to obtain DuPont's bensulfuron-methyl product portfolio, which includes Londax, a leading rice herbicide.

Londax provides selective pre-emergence and post-emergence weed control in rice for annual and perennial broadleaf weeds and sedges.

Under the terms of the agreement, UPI, and its parent company United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) will assume global ownership and marketing rights to the bensulfuron-methyl chemistry and its associated trade names.

“The addition of Londax to our portfolio will complement our already strong line of rice products,” says Jeffrey Pritchard, vice-president and general manager of United Phosphorus, Inc. “Londax, along with Storm and Ultra Blazer, expands the grass and broadleaf weed control options that rice growers and retailers can utilize from UPI.”

For more information, contact UPI at (800) 247-1557 or visit the company's Web site at

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