EU finally signs off 17 GMO import approvals

The European Commission has finally signed off approvals for the import, processing and use in food and feed of 17 genetically modified crop lines, along with two GM carnations for import as cut flowers. Some of the crop lines have been stalled in the EU regis...

Dow agchems down 11% in Q1

Dow AgroSciences' crop protection sales fell by 11% in the first quarter of 2015. Sales were adversely affected by negative currency effects and volume declines in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India regi...

Industry warns GMO import proposals will hit EU trade

Plans to renationalise the approval process for genetically modified crops for import would “end the EU internal market” and set up a “patchwork of national bans on imports of safe products”, warns the European...

FMC completes Cheminova acquisition

FMC has completed the acquisition of Cheminova from its Danish parent company, Auriga Industries, for $1,800 million, including net debt. The deal was agreed in September 2014 and the companies have since satis...

DuPont agchems down 8% in Q1

DuPont's crop protection sales fell by 8% in the first quarter of 2015. Sales were adversely impacted by lower insect pressure in Brazil and continued elevated distributor inventories in the Americas. Seed sale...

Syngenta Q1 agchem sales down 12%

Syngenta's crop protection sales went down by 12.4% to $2,841 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period the previous year. Sales were positive at constant exchange rates (CER), inching ...

EU mulls freedom to block GMO import approvals

The European Commission intends to propose that EU member states be given the freedom to opt out of EU approvals for genetically modified crops and products for import and use in food and feed. The move would m...

Syngenta/IVCC identify new ai for mosquito control

Syngenta and UK-based not-for-profit organisation Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC - Liverpool) have achieved a “breakthrough in mosquito co...

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2015

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

Opposition grows to US corn rootworm resistance plan

Maize growers, the pesticide industry and the USDA are all wary of a US EPA proposal intended to combat growing resistance of corn rootworms (Diabroti...

US enviros target expanded approval of Dow's Enlist Duo

A coalition of environmental and food safety groups want a federal court to block the US EPA's recent decision to approve the use of Dow AgroSciences'...

Canadian greens revive pesticide lawsuit

Canadian environmentalist groups have reactivated legal action against the government following the recent determination by the Pest Management Regula...

Court questions US EPA's analysis of bee risks from sulfoxaflor

A panel of three US federal judges this week appeared sympathetic to beekeepers seeking to block the EPA’s registration of Dow AgroSciences' insectici...

Canadian review OKs glyphosate

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the herbicide, glyphosate, with additional measures t...

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

A listing of new active ingredients registered or launched in 2015 (up to April 14th)

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...

Business Unit Leader

We have been an independent service provider for the agrochemical, industrial chemical and pharmaceutical industry since 1996, and now have over 450 employees at sites in...

Certis Europe relocates R&D team

Mitsui & Co agrochemical distribution company Certis Europe has relocated its R&D team to new facilities at its affiliate company, Japan Agro Services (...

Brazil coffee growers seek faster approvals

Coffee growers in Brazil have appealed to the Minister of Agriculture to fast-track the approval process for a list of pesticide active ingredients. The nationa...

Australia OKs GM sugar cane tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that small-scale field tests of genetically modified sugar cane pose negligible risk...

New Zealand OKs ISK's Ranman

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority has approved Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha's application to import the fungicide, Ranman (cyazofamid). The move foll...

US EPA will not OK state pollinator plans

The US EPA has abandoned its effort to develop a framework for reviewing and approving state pollinator protection plans, agency officials confirmed last week a...

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...

Rotam agchems up 21% in 2014

Chinese agrochemical company Rotam Global AgroSciences (Hong Kong) recorded an agrochemical sales rise of 20.8% to $352.7 million in 2014. The company contrasts...

Insecticides threaten global waters

The first global study of agricultural insecticides in surface waters indicates that measured insecticide concentrations (MICs) occur rarely but more than 50% o...

Agrow Generics Supplement 2014

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

Exponent International

UK regulatory consultancy Exponent International (Harrogate, North Yorkshire), has appointed Alison McGuire as senior managing scientist in its EU biocides team...

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...