BASF Q1 agchem sales up 15%

Increased contributions from Europe and North America helped BASF record a 14.8% rise in crop protection revenues to €1,898 million ($2,030 million at the current rate) during the first quarter of 2015. Volumes went up by 6% and grew in all segments. Positive ...

Bayer Q1 agchem sales up 3%

Bayer CropScience’s crop protection sales rose by 2.7% to €2,292 million ($2,451 million at the current rate) in the first quarter of 2014. Currency and portfolio-adjusted revenues fell 0.9%.Fungicide sales buc...

US officials/ag groups condemn EU GMO import plan

US trade officials and farm groups have roundly condemned a new plan by the European Commission to allow individual member states to block the import of EU-approved genetically modified crops. "It is hard to sq...

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 o...

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...

Dow agrees AgroFresh sale

Dow Chemical has agreed to divest the majority of its post-harvest agrochemical AgroFresh business to Boulevard Acquisition Corporation for $860 milli...

US industry fails to derail Vermont GMO label law

A US federal judge has rejected several parts of a food industry challenge to the state of Vermont's genetically modified food labelling law and denie...

Amvac acquires DuPont’s global bromacil assets

US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Los Angeles, California) has acquired DuPont’s global business assets for the herbicide, bromacil. The acqu...

US approval for Syngenta's Acuron

Syngenta has received US approval for its new maize herbicide, Acuron (bicyclopyrone 7.1 g/litre + mesotrione 28.5 g/litre + atrazine 120 g/litre + S-...

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'...

Encapsulation by design

The US-based non-profit research organisation, Battelle (Columbus, Ohio), is to host a webinar, "Encapsulation by design", on May 5th 2015. It features Battelle's new enc...

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...

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Amvac agchem sales down 19% in Q1

A weak US Mid-West maize market contributed to an 18.7% decline in American Vanguard's crop protection sales to $59.5 million in the first quarter of 2015. The ...

Five Chinese companies exit pesticide market

Five agrochemical companies have “voluntarily given up” their pesticide production businesses and left the Chinese market so far this year, reports the country’...

US exemption for Bt toxin in GM soybeans

The US EPA has established a tolerance exemption for the Bt Cry2Ab2 toxin in genetically modified insect-resistant soybeans. Monsanto had requested an extension...

Canada to OK difenoconazole for turf

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the full approval of Syngenta's fungicide, difenoconazole, for use on turf. The active ingred...

Brazil report warns of rising agchem use on health

Volume sales of pesticides in Brazil had more than doubled in the 12 years to 2012, according to a study by the Brazilian association of collective health, the ...

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...

Cheminova Q1 sales up 7%

Cheminova recorded a 7.1% increase in first-quarter sales to DKK 1,955 million ($280.1 million at the current rate). The organic growth was 2%. Positive currenc...

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. 

FMC

FMC has appointed Jaime Gomez-Arnau as vice-president of FMC Agricultural Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was previously president and CEO of Chem...

Encapsulation by design

The US-based non-profit research organisation, Battelle (Columbus, Ohio), is to host a webinar, "Encapsulation by design", on May 5th 2015. It features Battelle...