Alsip, IL (January 11, 2022) – Nufarm Americas Inc. today announced a cooperation arrangement with Lier Chemical Company, Ltd. to supply glufosinate serving the Turf & Ornamental (T&O) market.
Glufosinate solutions in US T&O segment, such as Nufarm’s Cheetah® Pro Herbicide, have experienced rapid growth as broadleaf and grass weed species gain resistance to multiple herbicide classes and applicators pursue alternative solutions.
Lier Chemical, a leading global glufosinate producer, plans to supply the needs of T&O’s escalating demand through Nufarm. Nufarm offers one of the strongest herbicide manufacturing footprints serving North America, plus a proven path to channel distribution and the turf and ornamental professionals they serve.
“This is a logical supply alliance that’s very committed to supplying the needs of customers and the green spaces they nurture and protect from harmful pests every day,” said Nufarm North America Regional General Manager, Brendan Deck. “I look forward to helping Lier Chemical extend its glufosinate reach as we gain supply continuity and peace of mind for our Cheetah® Pro customers.”
“Lier and Nufarm have worked together since 2003 starting from Picloram to a wide series of products. Both companies are committed to a long-term partnership, which will eventually benefit our long-term customers. Glufosinate was the first new project since I became the general manager of Lier in 2012 and Nufarm was the first customer of our glufosinate. I am very glad to see that Nufarm and Lier are extending the cooperation to the T&O market now,” said Lier Chairman of the Board, Yingsui Yin.
Nufarm received the first glufosinate shipment under this new alliance in late 2021 and plans receipt of monthly shipments thereafter to supply the needs of the market.
About Lier Chemical Company, Ltd
Lier Chemical Co., Ltd. is established in 1993 with its headquarters in Mianyang City, China. As a science and technology oriented company, Lier is mainly engaged in the R & D and production of chloropyridines, organophosphates, sulfonylureas and substituted ureas. Its products include picloram, clopyralid, triclopyr, fluroxypyr, glufosinate,L-glufosinate, flumioxazin, et al.
Established more than 100 years ago, Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of plant protection in the world. As a top supplier to the US turf and ornamental market, Nufarm strives to offer a solution for every challenge from innovations such as Anuew™ to go-to products such as SureGuard® SC, Celero®, Escalade® 2, Arena®, Pinpoint®, Traction™, Millennium Ultra™ 2, Safari®, TriStar® and the 3336® brand family. As the manufacturing landscape changes, Nufarm is expanding to bring innovation and choice to distributors, retailers and the professionals they serve.
Nufarm Americas Inc. is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading agricultural and turf chemical manufacturers in the world. Nufarm Americas, Inc. formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation management and forestry markets in the United States.