Sumitomo invests in organic pesticide | December 4, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 48 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 48 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 4, 2017

Sumitomo invests in organic pesticide

Department: Business
Keywords: Agriculture, pesticides, natural products, sustainability
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Pyrethrins are extracted from Dalmatian chrysanthemums.
Credit: Botanical Resources Australia
A photo of Dalmatian chrysanthemum, the source of pyrethrin insecticide.
 
Pyrethrins are extracted from Dalmatian chrysanthemums.
Credit: Botanical Resources Australia

Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical has acquired control of Botanical Resources Australia (BRA) and affiliated companies. Based in Tasmania, BRA supplies insecticidal pyrethrins, a family of compounds that are extracted from Tanacetum cinerariifolium, commonly called Dalmatian chrysanthemum. Pyrethrins are used in organic agriculture. Sumitomo says the deal is part of an effort to grow its life sciences business.

 
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