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Posted 8 January 2009. PMN Crop News.

Advan Becomes Distributor for AgroSource FireWall and FireLine Products

Advan LLC.

Durham, North Carolina (December 22, 2008)--Advan LLC and AgroSource, Inc. announced today that AgroSource FireWall 17WP and FireLine 17WP bactericide/fungicide products will be marketed by Advan beginning immediately. FireWall (streptomycin) and FireLine (oxytetracycline) are used to protect fruit trees, vegetable crops, ornamentals and other crops from Fire Blight, Bacterial Spot and other serious bacterial and fungal diseases.


FireWall and FireLine are the new standards for products based on streptomycin and oxytetracycline, respectively. Pome and stone fruit growers have come to trust and rely upon FireWall and FireLine for powerful control of bacterial and fungal diseases.

The superior formulations of FireWall and FireLine are dry, free-flowing wettable powders that have better physical and dispersion characteristics resulting in easier handling, mixing and spraying. Coupled with an excellent stability profile, FireWall and FireLine give growers a convenient, complete and easy-to-work-with program for disease control while offering easier management of product inventories by distributors and growers.

FireWall and FireLine are the products of choice as foundation tools for resistance management programs when used in rotation or tank mixes. Both products are compatible with most commonly used agricultural chemicals. Packaged as 12 x 2 lb. bags per carton, both FireWall and FireLine are EPA approved and registered for use in all states (except Alaska and Hawaii) and are available through agricultural chemical retailers. Refer to product label for specific crop and disease information.

“These products are an excellent addition to the Advan portfolio,” President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Lee said. “They are high quality products, will be exclusive to us and they give growers powerful tools in their plant protection programs.”

Taw Richardson, President and Chief Executive officer of AgroSource stated: “Advan will bring a dedication to these specialty products. They have the strength and experience to work effectively with both growers and distributors. We are looking forward to partnering with Advan to offer pome fruit, stone fruit and other growers protection against these important diseases.”

Previously based in Roswell, GA, Advan LLC is now located in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., a supplier of traditional and biorational plant protection products for use in agriculture, turf and ornamentals. AgroSource, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on developing, registering and marketing agrochemical products that meet the unique needs of specialty crop growers.

Cathy Fuhrman
Advan LLC