Most top 20 companies ahead in 2014

Nearly all of the leading agrochemical companies posted sales gains last year, but only Monsanto and Nanjing Redsun recorded double-digit increases in dollar terms. That compared with a stronger  performance in 2013 when all of the top 20 firms saw growth and ...

Bayer Q2 agchem sales rise 6%

Bayer CropScience posted a second-quarter crop protection sales rise of 6.3%, but saw sales fall some 2.9% in currency-and portfolio-adjusted terms. Revenues amounted to €2,137 million ($2,366 million at the cu...

DuPont agchems down 21% in Q2

DuPont's crop protection sales fell by 21% in the second quarter of 2015. There was weaker demand from farmers looking to reduce input costs and delay purchases, reduced insect pressure in Brazil and higher inv...

Consultation supports change to EU criteria for EDs

Opinions of respondents “varied significantly” in a consultation on ways to identify and regulate endocrine disruptors (EDs) in agrochemicals and non-crop pesticides, says the European Commission. Nevertheless,...

BASF Q2 agchem sales up 1%

BASF recorded a 0.7% rise in crop protection revenues to €1,678 million ($1,794 million at the current rate) during the second quarter of 2015. Despite a “challenging market environment with sharply fallen pric...

Syngenta Q2 agchem sales down 4%

Syngenta's crop protection sales went down by 4.3% to $2,840 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the same period the previous year. Low crop prices and currency volatility led to the decline. Sa...

Dow agchems down in Q2

Dow AgroSciences' crop protection sales fell by an undisclosed amount during the second quarter of 2015. That followed an 11% decline in sales in the first quarter of the year.  The company attributes the lates...

IARC publishes glyphosate monograph

The UN WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published its monograph classifying the herbicide, glyphosate, as probably carcino...

EU approval for four new ais

Four new active ingredients have gained EU approval. They are: Dow AgroSciences’ insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), and its herbicid...

Australia bans most fenamiphos uses

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is to ban most uses of the organophosphate insecticide/nematicide, fenamiphos, fo...

Green groups win full access to EFSA docs

Environmentalist groups ClientEarth and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) have won their legal bid to gain access to full documentation use...

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

US EPA gives public more time to weigh in on bee rules

The US EPA has further extended the public comment period for its proposal to improve protections for commercial honey bees by restricting some pestic...

USDA approves Dow's Enlist cotton

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deregulated Dow AgroSciences' genetically modified herbicide-tolerant DAS81910 cotto...

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2015

A listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals during 2015, with links to the original articles

AgChem Forum

Informa Life Sciences' 15th AgChem Forum, Uniting Science and Policy for the Safe Use of Agrochemicals, will be held at Barcelona, Spain on September 23rd-24th 2015. The ...

37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias

The Institut Quimic de Sarria’s (IQS) 37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias takes place in Barcelona, Spain on November 3rd-4th 2015. The annual event is held with th...

Efficacy Expert (m/f) - Ref. No. 2015-35/AGR

We have been an independent service provider for the agrochemical, industrial chemical and pharmaceutical industry since 1996, and now have over 460 employees at sites in...

Eurofins begins expansion of German lab facility

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services’ German subsidiary Eurofins Agroscience EcoChem is expanding its laboratory facility at Niefern-Öschelbr...

EU to reject German opposition to bromadiolone assessment

Germany looks set to lose its case against the recognition of UK approval of a bromadiolone-based non-crop rodenticide. Germany had challenged the UK assessment...

Brazil court suspends Intacta royalty charges

A Brazilian court has suspended royalty payments for cargoes of soybeans containing Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant Inta...

Bayer debuts first fungicide on Brazil cane

Bayer CropScience has launched its first fungicide for use on sugar cane in Brazil. Nativo (trifloxystrobin + tebuconazole) is for the control of soil-borne dis...

US White House sidesteps GMO labelling issue

In response to two public petitions calling for mandatory GMO labelling, the White House has steered clear of taking an official position on the controversial i...

Biopesticides figure prominently in crop protection future

Welcome to Agrow’s fourth annual biopesticide special issue. Before delving into the goings on in the sector during the last year, let us do a quick recap of th...

Rallis sales flat in first quarter

Rallis India recorded almost flat sales at Rs 4,363.3 million ($73 million at the current rate) in its first quarter ended June 30th 2015. That represented a 0....

Evogene discovers novel targets for herbicides

Israeli biotechnology company Evogene (Rehovot) has discovered and validated in plants the first set of novel herbicide targets. That represents a “key mileston...

Agrow Service Guide 2015

Consultancies and other advisory bodies, Market research companies, Contract research organisations, Diagnostics, Custom manufacturers, Formulation companies an...

EU DG SANTE

In a reshuffle of senior management positions at the European Commission, Xavier Prats Monne will become director-general of the EU Directorate General for Heal...

8th Brazil Agrochemshow

The 8th Brazil Agrochemshow trade fair will take place on August 11th-12th 2015 at the Hotel Caesar Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is marketed as the country’s maj...

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