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...

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

Agrow Awards 2015 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2015 have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist. Close to 100 entries were received for the 14 ca...

US to OK Syngenta's Solatenol fungicides

The US EPA has proposed the approval of eight fungicides based on Syngenta's new active ingredient, benzovindiflupyr (trade-marked as Solatenol). They...

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...

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...

Brazil grower hit with R$15K agchem storage fine

The illegal storage of pesticides at a Brazilian farm has resulted in a R$15,000 (US2,900) fine, newswire Agrolink reports. The environment police, the PMA, say...

EU GMO socio-economic studies limited by data

EU cultivation of genetically modified crops may increase in the future, which will have socio-economic consequences for farmers, industry and consumers. But as...

Syngenta aims Acuron Flexi at US

Syngenta plans to introduce a new combination of its herbicide, bicyclopyrone, with two unnamed active ingredients in the US next year as Acuron Flexi. The as y...

More rodenticides to gain extra EU approval time

The non-crop rodenticides, bromadiolone, chlorophacinone and coumatetralyl, are to have their EU approval expiry dates postponed to June 30th 2018. EU member st...

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...

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 ...

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