Syngenta ahead in first quarter

Growth in most regions boosted Syngenta's crop protection sales by 3.8% to $3,244 million in the first quarter of 2014. Revenues grew by about 6% at constant exchange rates (CER). The company posted a double-digit gain in Europe and a similar decline in North ...

USDA targets faster GM crop approvals

The USDA is committed to accelerating its approvals of genetically modified crops and aims to reduce the backlog of deregulation petitions under review from 16 to eight by next year, officials told House of Rep...

Brazilian agchem mkt up 30% in first 11 months of 2013

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...

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...

French Parliament passes bill on GM maize ban

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has passed a bill prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified maize. Th...

Nufarm to close NZ production plant

Nufarm is to close its agrochemical manufacturing plant in New Zealand under the restructuring of its Australasian operations. The facility at Otahuhu...

US CWA proposal draws ire

US pesticide interests and agricultural groups are voicing fierce opposition to new guidance that could expand the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA)....

China’s agchem trade makes bright start to 2014

China's agrochemical foreign trade saw a sturdy start to the year, with varying gains in all main categories in the first two months, according to Chi...

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...

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 ...

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...

Bayer opens US bee research facility

Bayer CropScience has officially opened its bee research facility at its US headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Work began on the $2.4 milli...

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...

Cheminova debuts Cercobin in US

Cheminova has introduced Nippon Soda's established fungicide, Cercobin (thiophanate-methyl), in the US for use on a range of crops. It is a broad-spectrum, syst...

First draft of EU biocide supplier list

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has invited companies to check its draft list of suppliers of biocidal active ingredients and products in the EU. The list ...

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...

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...

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...