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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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AMVAC Launches DEADLINE® GT™ for Superior Snail and Slug Control
Newly Designed Pellet Offers Significant Advantages to Growers
AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has introduced DEADLINE® GT™, a newly designed molluscicide pellet for the control of slugs and snails.
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NUVAN® Directed Spray™ Aerosol Offers Bed Bug Control
New Aerosol Spray Provides Pest Management Professionals Additional Tool for Control of Structural Pests
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (October 9, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a business unit of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has introduced NUVAN® Directed Spray™ Aerosol, a new aerosol spray that is highly effective against bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and 21 other structural pests.
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AMVAC Chemical Corporation Gains Distribution Rights of BASAMID® G

Granular soil fumigant now exclusively from AMVAC
Newport Beach, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced it is the sole distributor of the granular soil fumigant product BASAMID® G.
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AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION INTRODUCES XPEDIENT™ FC™
Liquid Corn Soil Insecticide Provides Secondary Pest Control
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (March 4, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has introduced XPEDIENT FC corn soil insecticide to provide corn growers convenient and affordable secondary pest control.
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AMERICAN VANGUARD AND MONSANTO EXTEND CROP PROTECTION COLLABORATION
Newport Beach, CA – June 6, 2013 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has extended an agreement with Monsanto Company to co-market its post-emergent corn herbicide Impact® as part of the Roundup Ready PLUS™ weed management platform. 
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ESMAIL ZIRAKPARVAR RECEIVES IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
Newport Beach, CA – April 22, 2013 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that a member of its Board of Directors, Esmail Zirakparvar has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Iowa State University.
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AMERICAN VANGUARD INVESTS IN TYRATECH NATURAL PRODUCT TECHNOLOGIES
Newport Beach, CA – April 3, 2013 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that it has completed an investment in TyraTech, Inc. to participate in the continued development and marketing of natural products for human and animal health applications. American Vanguard has invested $3.7 million to secure a 29.46% ownership position in TyraTech, Inc.
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AMERICAN VANGUARD ANNOUNCES EPA REGISTRATION OF SMARTBLOCK®
Breakthrough Green Technology for Preserving Potatoes during Storage

Newport Beach, California - February 11, 2013 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SmartBlock®, a novel potato sprout inhibitor.

CORN SOIL INSECTICIDE USE RISING
Corn growers facing larger and more difficult to control rootworm populations are increasingly turning to AMVAC’s suite of corn soil insecticides to improve yield and harvest efficiency
By Rod Swoboda

Source: http://farmprogress.com/wallaces-farmer
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AMERICAN VANGUARD APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF MANUFACTURING
Newport Beach, CA – January 3, 2013 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced the planned retirement of Douglas Ashmore after a 24-year career as Vice President, Director of Manufacturing for the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation. John Rizzi who joined the Company over a decade ago and who served as Senior Director of Operations during 2012, has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Manufacturing for AMVAC Chemical.

AMERICAN VANGUARD ANNOUNCES JOINT VENTURE WITH TYRATECH, INC.
Newport Beach, CA – December 4, 2012 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Amvac Chemical Corporation (“AMVAC”), has formed a new joint venture with natural life science company, TyraTech, Inc. (LON:TYR and TYRU).
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AMVAC updates SmartBox closed-delivery system for easy installation, by-the-row flexibility
AMVAC Chemical Corp.’s innovative SmartBox® closed-application and handling system has received a makeover, including a large-format 5-inch color display, a new user-friendly menu-driven interface, simplified cabling and by-the-row control capabilities for maximum application flexibility.
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AMERICAN VANGUARD APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF REGULATORY GROUP
Newport Beach, CA – August 9, 2012 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that it has appointed Cindy Baker Smith to the position of Senior Vice President & Director of Global Regulatory Affairs of its principal operating subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation, effective September 1, 2012. 
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AMVAC Chemical Corporation Hosts Celebrate America 
Axis, AL – June 26, 2012 – Event Commissions New FOLEX Unit; Celebrates Made in America products at the company’s Axis, Ala. Facility. American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), through its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC) held a Celebrate America event to recognize its made in America products by its U.S. employees.
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AMERICAN VANGUARD ANNOUNCES
RESTRUCTURING OF INTERNATIONAL SALES & MARKETING
Newport Beach, CA – July 6, 2012 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced the restructuring of the International Sales & Marketing function of its principal operating subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation, effective immediately. 
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AMVAC Chemical licenses Bio-Rational Larvicide from Summit Chemical
Newport Beach, CA – February 2, 2012 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has licensed rights to Summit Chemical Corporation’s Bti Briquets for the global professional mosquito larvicide market.
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