Industry slams WHO agchem carcinogen findings

Agrochemical industry representatives have roundly condemned a decision by the UN WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) to classify the herbicide, glyphosate, and four organophosphate insecticides as probable or possible human carcinogens. T...

US court wrestles with Enlist Duo herbicide controversy

The US EPA and Dow AgroSciences have urged the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a request by environmentalists to delay commercialisation of the company’s herbicide, Enlist Duo (2,4-D choline + glyphos...

US study clears neonics as sole cause of bee deaths

The first study of its kind on the chronic sub-lethal effects of the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, on whole honey bee colonies has found that real-world exposure levels have a negligible impact on be...

Monsanto settles bulk of US GM wheat claims

Monsanto has agreed to settle class action lawsuits brought by US wheat farmers in seven states related to the 2013 discovery of an unauthorised strain of the company’s genetically modified wheat in an Oregon f...

EU GMO cultivation rules in force in April

New EU rules allowing member states to opt out of cultivating approved genetically modified crops will come into force on April 2nd, following their publication in the EU Official Journal in March. EU Directive...

US EPA to OK Syngenta's Acuron

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Syngenta's maize herbicide, SYN-A16003 (bicyclopyrone 200 g/litre), and the combination product, Acuron (bicyclopyrone 7.1 g/litre + mesotrione 28.5 g/litre + atrazine 12...

EU attacked over delays on ED criteria

The European Commission has had to defend itself again over a charge that it was influenced by industry pressure into delaying the development of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors (EDs). The criteri...

Nufarm agchem sales up 5% in first half

Increased sales in the Americas and Asia boosted Nufarm's crop protection sales by 5.2% to Aus$1,140.8 million (US$870.9 million at the current rate) ...

Adama Q4 agchem sales up 4%

ChemChina subsidiary Adama Agricultural Solutions posted a 3.9% increase in fourth-quarter agrochemical sales to $631.4 million. Revenues covering all...

UPL to acquire 40% stake in Brazilian company Sinagro

Indian agrochemical company UPL is to acquire a 40% stake in Brazilian farm inputs distributor Sinagro Produtos Agropecuarios. The Brazilian company i...

Canada to OK Syngenta's Solatenol fungicides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of a number of fungicides based on Syngenta's new active ingredient, b...

US EPA threatened with lawsuit over flupyradifurone approval

Environmentalist groups are threatening to sue the US EPA for registering Bayer CropScience's insecticide, Sivanto (flupyradifurone), without fully co...

Platform posts first agchem results

The US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Platform Specialty Products (Miami, Florida), recorded fourth-quarter and full-year agrochemical s...

EU candidate ai list in force

The list of 77 active ingredients that are classified as candidates for substitution (CfS) has been published in the EU Official Journal as Regulation...

USDA head critical of effort to bolster ag co-existence

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack voiced frustration last week with stakeholder reaction to his agency's efforts to bolster co-existence between growers of o...

VIII Foro Internacional: food for the world

The 8th CropLife Latin America hosted forum, VIII Foro Internacional: food for the world, takes place in Santiago, Chile on April 14th 2015. The event is co-hosted by the...

66th Simpas

The 66th Simpas meeting on integrated management systems for sustainable agricultural production will be held at the south-east Minas Gerais federal institute in Barbacen...

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Oro Agri focuses on north-east Asia

Cayman Islands-based biopesticide company Oro Agri is focusing on the markets in north-east Asia including Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Myanmar has the greate...

China’s agchem manufacturing up 5% in first two months

China increased agrochemical production by 4.9% to some 577,000 tonnes in the first two months of 2015, compared with the same period last year, according to th...

House panel keen to trump US state GM food labelling

Efforts by US states to require mandatory labels for genetically modified foods may force the US Congress to intervene and set up a federal, voluntary labelling...

Iharabras unveils bioinsecticide in Brazil

The Brazilian agrochemical joint venture, Iharabras (Sorocaba), has presented its latest bioinsecticide, Bt-based Costar, in Brazil. The water-dispersible granu...

EU adds pesticides to water watch list

A group of eight pesticides has been included in the European Commission’s first “watch list” of chemicals that are considered of possible concern for water pol...

Industry and regulators muddle through EU Regulation 1107/2009

Jeroen Meeussen from the European Commission gave a detailed update on the implementation of EU agrochemical Regulation 1107/2009 at the Informa Registration of...

Isagro agchems drop 6% in Q4

Italian company Isagro (Milan) saw its agrochemical sales fall 6% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to €39.7 million ($44.4 million at the current rate). Revenues f...

Host-induced gene silencing for Fusarium resistance in wheat

Host-induced gene silencing of an essential fungal chitin synthase gene has been used by Chinese researchers as an effective strategy for enhancing disease resi...

Agrow Generics Supplement 2014

Agrow’s annual supplement providing an insight into the generic agrochemical industry and manufacturers. 

Oro Agri

Cayman Islands-based biopesticide company Oro Agri has appointed Dr Quang Man as regional manager for north-east Asia. The area includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Myan...

VIII Foro Internacional: food for the world

The 8th CropLife Latin America hosted forum, VIII Foro Internacional: food for the world, takes place in Santiago, Chile on April 14th 2015. The event is co-hos...