Issue Date: June 8, 2009
SC Johnson Will Aid Pyrethrum Producers
Consumer products maker SC Johnson and a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development are teaming up to help Rwandan farmers boost production of pyrethrum. Extracted from the dried heads of chrysanthemum flowers, pyrethrum is a natural insecticide used in SC Johnson products such as Raid. By helping farmers better plan the growing and drying of chrysanthemums, the partners hope to triple dried-flower production in Rwanda to 1,200 tons in 2010.
- Chemical & Engineering News
- ISSN 0009-2347
- Copyright © American Chemical Society