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 region and the Americas. Weather conditions in Europe ...

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...

Groups slam EU plans to renationalise GMO import approvals

European agricultural and environmentalist groups have urged the European Commission to rethink possible changes to the approval process for importing genetically modified crops and products for food and feed u...

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)

EU scientists warn neonics impact goes beyond bees

There is an “increasing body of evidence” that the widespread prophylactic use of neonicotinoid insecticides has “severe effects” on a range of benefi...

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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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...

Koppert Morocco expands to arable crops

Dutch bioproducts company Koppert's Moroccan subsidiary, Koppert Morocco, is to move into the crop protection market for open field crops. The company has previ...

China expected to miss industry consolidation target

The Chinese pesticide industry is unlikely to achieve its end-of-year goal of consolidating its agrochemical industry, analysts believe. China planned to cut th...

US state finalises GM food labelling rules

The US state of Vermont has finalised regulations to implement its law that requires labelling of some foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, a mo...

Canada OK's Cheminova (FMC)'s flutriafol

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has issued a full registration decision for Cheminova's (part of FMC) fungicide, Fullback 125 SC (flutriafol), fo...

Bolivian President reignites GMO polemic

The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has reopened the debate on the use of genetically modified crops with a renewed challenge to anti-GMO groups. That is to of...

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...

Noposion sales up 27% in 2014

China’s leading pesticide formulator, Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals, recorded sales growth of 27.2% to Yuan 2,195.6 million ($352.5 million at the current rat...

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. 

Stockton

Israeli biopesticide company Stockton has appointed Dr Daphna Blachinsky as product manager of the biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract). ...

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...