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Mumbai, Aug. 30

United Phosphorus Ltd (UPL) has entered into an agreement with Germany's Bayer CropScience AG to purchase certain crop protection products for 43.5 million (about Rs 259 crore).

The products covered by the agreement include systemic carbamate herbicidal active ingredient Asulam under the Asulox and Asilan brand-names and two insecticidal products. Bayer CropScience has retained certain rights related to non-agricultural uses in strategic markets, according to an announcement on the Bombay Stock Exchange. A UPL official told

Business Line

that the products would be sold in the domestic market, besides being exported to global markets. The acquisition of these products will enhance UPL's product portfolio, the company said.

UPL shares were up 3.74 per cent on the BSE at Rs 240.15.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 31, 2006)
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