American Vanguard Corp operates as a holding company. The Company is primarily a chemical manufacturer that develops and markets products for agricultural and commercial uses. The Company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human and animal protection. These chemicals, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants, are marketed in liquid, powder, and granular forms. The Company will be developing the use of Basamid for the crop segments such as strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and spinach. In addition, beginning in 2014, the Company has started selling Basamid into the turf, greenhouse and ornamental markets.