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, the overall view indicated a need to establish de...

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...

UK approves emergency use of neonic STs

The UK National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has secured approval for the emergency use of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments. The products that farmers will be able to have access to are Bayer CropScience’s Mod...

MEPs call for alternative option on GM food/feed

Members of the European Parliament have called for alternative proposals on genetically modified food and feed, rather than simply rejecting those put forward by the European Commission. The Parliament’s Enviro...

Monsanto to create panel for glyphosate carcinogenicity review

Monsanto has asked UK-based consultancy Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy to convene and facilitate a panel of internationally recognised scientific experts to conduct a review of the UN WHO’s In...

The US EPA has further extended the public comment period for its proposal to improve protections for commercial honey bees by restricting some pestic...

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

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...

US to OK DuPont/Syngenta's oxathiapiprolin

The US EPA has proposed the registration of DuPont/Syngenta's fungicide, oxathiapiprolin, for use on a range of vegetables, turf and ornamentals. It i...

Brazilian Promip acquires Insecta Agentes Biologicos

Brazilian biological crop protection company Promip has acquired the bioproducts company, Insecta Agentes Biologicos, national media report. Promip is...

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...

8th Brazil Agrochemshow

The 8th Brazil Agrochemshow trade fair will take place on August 11th-12th 2015 at the Hotel Caesar Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is marketed as the country’s major interna...

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...

Rainbow acquires majority stake in Green Crop

Chinese company Rainbow Chemical has become the major shareholder in Argentinian pesticide company, Green Crop (Buenos Aires), after the two companies signed a ...

China’s glyphosate prices to hit record low

Prices for the herbicide, glyphosate, in China have been tipped to soon reach an “all-time low” of Yuan 18,000 ($2,900 at the current rate)/tonne, reports the C...

Turkey OKs five GMOs for feed import

Turkish biosafety authorities have approved the import of five genetically modified crop traits, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, the FAS, reports. The ...

Bayer launches “improved” weed and pest app in UK

Bayer CropScience has launched a new mobile app that combines weed and pest identification with treatment information in the UK. The app replaces the three indi...

Brazilian industry/researchers launch bee initiative

The Brazilian agrochemical industry and academic researchers have launched the BeeHive Viva Project. It seeks to identify the areas and causes of rising bee mor...

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...

Nippon Soda agchem sales up 9% in 2014/15

Nippon Soda's agrochemical sales rose by 8.6% to ¥47,030 million ($381.4 million at the current rate) in the year ended March 31st 2015. A downturn in domestic ...

Oxitec GM DBM trials show good results

Results of field trials of UK-based biotechnology company Oxitec’s (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) genetically modified diamondback moths (DBM - Plutella xylostella) sh...

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...

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...

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