The Brazilian agrochemical market rose by 29.7% in the national currency for the first 11 months of 2013. Sales amounted to R$22,141 million (US$9,713 million at the current rate), according to the agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindiveg (previou...

Soybeans boost Monsanto's second quarter

Record sales from Monsanto's soybean business boosted the company's revenues by 6.6% to $5,832 million in the three months ended February 28th 2014. The seed and trait business recorded a 6.9% rise in sales to ...

Arysta acquires Goëmar

Arysta LifeScience has acquired French sustainable agricultural technology company Goëmar (Saint Malo) from parent companies BeCapital and Pechel Industries. Goëmar is a manufacturer and supplier of biostimulat...

Bayer begins biopesticide facility expansion

Bayer CropScience is to "substantially expand" its site in Wismar in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to enable it to meet the growing global demand for biological crop protection. The planned investm...

EU outlines challenge of agchem cumulative assessment

The planned implementation of cumulative risk assessment (CRA) of pesticides in the EU is “very complex” and one of the “biggest challenges” for the future, says Veerle Vanheusden of the European Commission’s H...

Dow/US EPA call on court to uphold sulfoxaflor approval

Dow AgroSciences is urging a federal court to affirm the US EPA’s approval of its insecticide, sulfoxaflor, arguing that the Agency adequately assessed the potential risks of the pesticide to bees and other pol...

US bill introduced to derail GMO labelling

Federal legislation to block state efforts to require labelling of foods derived from genetically modified crops has been introduced by a bipartisan g...

GMOs boost Brazil by $25 billion in 17 years

The adoption of genetically modified crops had benefited Brazil to the tune of $24.8 billion from 1996 to 2013, according to market research firm Cele...

Summit Agro acquires Bayer's metominostrobin

Sumitomo Corporation subsidiary Summit Agro International has acquired the strobilurin fungicide, metominostrobin, from Bayer CropScience Japan. Summi...

EU drafts rules for biocide product renewals

The European Commission has finalised draft procedures for the renewal of biocidal product approvals that were originally authorised under the mutual ...

Isagro issues five-year business plan

Italian agrochemical company Isagro (Milan) is planning to boost sales by two thirds over the next five years through the development of proprietary p...

US beekeepers upset with new neonicotinoid labels

US commercial beekeepers are frustrated with the EPA's new labels for neonicotinoid insecticides, saying that the revised language undermines existing...

Brazil boosts Nufarm's first half

Strong growth in South America, particularly Brazil, boosted Nufarm's crop protection sales by 21.2% to Aus$1,084.2 million (US$967 million at the cur...

Head of Fermentation

Valagro is a multinational Company, based in Italy. As leader of biostimulants and nutrition specialties, the Company invests significantly in R&D and for strengthening t...

2014 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference

The 2014 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado, US on May 6th-7th. The conference will include: a disc...

Amvac warns of first-quarter slump

US agrochemical company American Vanguard warns that its first-quarter revenues are likely to be down by a third compared with the same period last year. It exp...

Mexico issues draft agchem bioefficacy study rules

The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture has issued draft regulations on biological effectiveness studies of agrochemicals. The rules seek to cut paperwork, ensure t...

Brazil CTNBio approves Oxitec’s GM mosquito

Brazil has provisionally approved the sale and use of UK company Oxitec’s (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) genetically modified mosquito, OX513A, as a vector control for...

Marrone seeks US approval for biofumigant

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has applied for US EPA approval for its biofumigant, MBI-601 (Muscador albus str...

Spanish cereal planting flat

The Spanish small-grain cereal area is expected to inch 0.2% higher to some 5.6 million ha, according to the early estimates from the Spanish Ministry of Agricu...

What lies Beyond-Agriculture and what drives its continued growth

Many leading international crop protection companies have long debated the right term to describe the markets for their products that do not fall within crop pr...

Yangnong sales up 36% in 2013

Chinese agrochemical company Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical recorded a surge in agrochemical sales in 2013, up by more than a third (36%) to Yuan 2,974.2 million ($4...

USDA scientists use RNAi technique on fire ants

USDA researchers are investigating whether RNA interference (RNAi) techniques can be used in the control of imported fire ants (Solenopsis spp). USDA Agricultur...

Agrow BCPC Supplement 2013

This event revives the tradition, originally established by BCPC right here at Brighton, to bring together stakeholders in the crop protection industry in one a...

Exosect

The UK pest management company, Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire), has appointed Rob Cannings as director of business development. He will lead the team responsib...

ENFISA 2014

The 12th Brazilian annual seminar and inspection of pesticides - ENFISA 2014 will be held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on May 5th-9th 2014. The Minis...