Sym-Agro, Inc. Announces Agreement with Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc. to Distribute Avenger Herbicide Products in Western US

February 21, 2013 – Visalia, CA – Sym-Agro, a leading provider of unique products to the agriculture and horticulture markets, announces that it has formed a distribution agreement with Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc. to distribute their line of organic herbicides in the Western United States. AvengerAG® Burndown Herbicide and Avenger® Weed Killer are non-selective, post-emergent, fast acting organic herbicides that safely kill weeds, grasses and broadleaves. Going forward, Sym-Agro will be a primary distributor of Avenger® products and provide support to other distributors in this region.

Peter Bierma, President of Sym-Agro, Inc., commented “We are very pleased to add the Avenger® line of organic herbicides to our growing portfolio. There is an increased need for effective weed control in organic production and after studying the Avenger® product, we feel it is the best option on market in terms of effective weed control and handler safety.”

Joe Jankauskas, President and CEO of Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc. commented: “The active ingredient in AvengerAG® and Avenger® Weed Killer is an emulsified d-limonene (citrus oil), which acts as a natural degreaser. It strips away the waxy surface of weeds, for a quick non-selective desiccation without the need for direct sunlight or warm temperatures – something other natural products can’t do. This opens up the opportunity for early season weed control, when weeds are smaller and more susceptible to herbicide treatments and less apt to recover. Avenger® is fast acting; typically weeds will show darkening of the foliage within hour. On hot days, weeds can burn down in less than a day.

Avenger® Weed Killer has been field-tested in both university and independent studies. It was found to be as effective, but faster acting, when tested against the leading synthetic herbicide glysophate. When tested against ‘natural’ herbicides, Avenger® Weed Killer is more effective and faster acting. Avenger® Weed Killer has been in the retail market since March of 2006 and along with AvengerAG® Burndown Herbicide, are non-toxic and can be used around pets and wildlife.

About Sym-Agro, Inc:

Headquartered in Visalia, California Sym-Agro’s focus is to represent, develop, and acquire high quality products to anticipate the evolving markets for solutions to grower needs. The company offers a growing portfolio of unique organic and conventional products and novel formulations. This unique strategy, in combination with an experienced management team, provides solutions and value for our customers. Further information is available at:

About Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc:

Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc. (CEF)is a family owned manufacturer of innovative organic and natural herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers. Located in Buford, GA, CEF’s Avenger Organics® brand is committed to providing organic and natural solutions for the lawn and garden, pest control, landscape management and organic agricultural industries. Avenger® Weed Killer and AvengerAG® are EPA registered and meet the criteria of the NOP Rule (for Use in Organic Gardening & Organic Production by the USDA National Organics Program), Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing, the USDA IR-4 Project, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Food Program (WSDA).

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For Further Information, please contact
Sym-Agro, Inc.
Peter Bierma, President
Tel: 503-799-4551

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