Strong pesticide demand in Argentina boosts sales of chemical makers

02/8/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Dow Chemical, BASF and Monsanto are benefiting from strong pesticide sales in Argentina, as the world's third-largest soy producer fights attacks by insects and fungi brought by the El Nino weather pattern. "Sales of insecticide have grown as much as 50% marketwide," said Juan Carlos Lissarrague, manager of Dow's AgroSciences unit.

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