Originally Published in: CAPCA Adviser

According to New Chemical Compound Review (Figure 1), the number of new pesticide product leads from agrichemical company R&D laboratories is declining each year. Because it takes ten years to bring a new chemical pesticide to market, these statistics will mean a relative paucity of novel active ingredients in the next ten years and beyond. As a result, the new product launches we will see will be mixtures of existing active ingredients and it will become more and more common for the large agchem companies to collaborate and share their active ingredients to broaden their product portfolios. For example, Syngenta and DuPont recently announced an agreement to share their newest insecticide and herbicide compounds.

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