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In AMVAC’s News & Media section you’ll find press releases and resources that include industry news and information and new product development. 

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October 3, 2017
American Vanguard Completes Acquisition of OHP, Inc.
Acquisition will strengthen market access in greenhouse and nursery markets
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of OHP, Inc.
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September 25, 2017
American Vanguard Expands Non-Crop Presence by Acquiring OHP, Inc.
Acquisition will strengthen product portfolio and facilitate market access in greenhouse and nursery markets
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation will acquire OHP, Inc.
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August 23, 2017
Newport Beach, CA – August 23, 2017 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Mexico Srl has completed the acquisition of certain selective herbicides and contact fungicides sold in the Mexican agricultural market from Syngenta AG.
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August 21, 2017
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Trimble Inc. The two companies are working toward a definitive agreement which will grant Trimble Inc. global distribution rights for the patent-pending SIMPAS™ prescriptive application equipment system developed by AMVAC.
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June 6, 2017
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has completed the acquisition of three crop protection product lines – abamectin, chlorothalonil and paraquat – from Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., which is part of the China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) group. 
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April 5, 2017
American Vanguard Enters into Agreement with Adama to Acquire Certain Crop Protection Assets in the U.S. – Part of ChemChina/Syngenta Merger
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March 21, 2017
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has hired Ms. Anne Turnbough, Ph.D. as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.
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January 17, 2017
AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has acquired the FFIII™ fungicide product line from the Plant Nutrient Group of The Andersons, Inc, (NASDAQ:ANDE). 
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November 28, 2016
AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement with Harvard University to develop and potentially commercialize new, Harvard-owned technology aimed at control of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a well-known viral disease vector.  Aedes is the mosquito responsible for the spread of Zika, Dengue, Chikungungunya, and Yellow Fever viruses in many countries around the world.
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August 2, 2016
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that its International Subsidiary, AMVAC Netherlands BV, has joined with Chinese-based Huifeng Agrochemical Company, Ltd. Subsidiary Shanghai Focus Biological Technology Co., Ltd. to establish a technology R&D-focused joint venture based in Hong Kong.
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July 6, 2016
New Website Provides Easy Access to AMVAC® Turf Products

LoveYourTurf.com provides turf professionals with key product information
AMVAC® Chemical Corporation, a business unit of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), recently launched a new website — LoveYourTurf.com — to provide easy access to the company’s turf portfolio.
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May 11, 2016
Get an exclusive first look at its sophisticated delivery system, SIMPAS, coming in 2018

By: Jackie Pucci, Senior Editor, AgriBusiness Global
A potentially industry-changing at-plant soil treatment system from American Vanguard Corp., or AMVAC, is coming soon to large growers in the U.S. and internationally. The invention is called SIMPAS, and the brains behind it is Eric Wintemute, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Southern California-based company since 1994.
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April 27, 2016
American Vanguard Announces New Asia Pacific Subsidiary

Newport Beach, California – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, AMVAC-Netherlands BV, has established a new Asia Pacific operating entity in Singapore. This new subsidiary, AMVAC Singapore Pte Ltd, will advance the Corporation’s strategic objective of international expansion in this important world region.
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January 21, 2016
AMVAC Introduces OREON™ Fungicide, a New Tool in Resistance Management for Golf Course Superintendents

AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a business unit of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), introduces OREON™ Fungicide, a combination fungicide that provides both contact and systemic activity against common turf diseases such as anthracnose (Colletotrichum cereale), dollar spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa) and brown patch (Rhizoctonia solani). 
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AMVAC press releases are available for the following years: 2016, 2015, 20142013