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...

French Parliament votes to ban neonicotinoids

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has voted for a ban on all kinds of neonicotinoid insecticides within the count...

Canadian province issues neonic reduction rule

The Canadian province of Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed regulations aimed at reducing by 80% the area planted w...

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2015

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

US bill aims to block state GM food labelling

A bipartisan group of members of the US House of Representatives has reintroduced legislation to block states from requiring labels on genetically mod...

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...

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...

Monsanto’s first RIB maize in Brazil raises yields 10%

The adoption of Monsanto's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant Genuity VTPro3 (MON89034xMON88017) maize has resulted in average 10% yie...

Rizobacter debuts sedaxane STs in Argentina

Argentine seed treatment supplier Rizobacter (Buenos Aires) has launched two fungicidal seed treatments based on Syngenta’s carboxamide fungicide, sedaxane. Com...

Agchem industry up 7% in China’s Shandong province

Agrochemical companies in China’s Shandong province saw sales rise 6.6% to some Yuan 19,499 million ($3,131 million at the current rate) in 2014, compared with ...

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...

Platform posts first agchem results

The US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Platform Specialty Products (Miami, Florida), recorded fourth-quarter and full-year agrochemical sales of $8...

RNAi used to tackle Colorado potato beetles

German researchers have used RNAi technology in genetically modified potato plants to protect them from Colorado potato beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata). Sci...

Agrow Generics Supplement 2014

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

DuPont

DuPont has appointed Jose Ignacio Adriani as its chief executive for crop protection business in the Latin American southern cone region. He replaces Sergio Rod...

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...