Platform to acquire Chemtura AgroSolutions

The US specialty chemicals company, Platform Specialty Products (Miami, Florida), has agreed to acquire Chemtura AgroSolutions for some $1,000 million. It will pay $950 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, plus 2 million shares of...

Syngenta ahead in first quarter

Growth in most regions boosted Syngenta's crop protection sales by 3.8% to $3,244 million in the first quarter of 2014. Revenues grew by about 6% at constant exchange rates (CER). The company posted a double-di...

USDA targets faster GM crop approvals

The USDA is committed to accelerating its approvals of genetically modified crops and aims to reduce the backlog of deregulation petitions under review from 16 to eight by next year, officials told House of Rep...

Brazilian agchem mkt up 30% in first 11 months of 2013

The Brazilian agrochemical market rose by 29.7% in the national currency for the first 11 months of 2013. Sales amounted to R$22,141 million (US$9,713 million at the current rate), according to the agrochemical...

Soybeans boost Monsanto's second quarter

Record sales from Monsanto's soybean business boosted the company's revenues by 6.6% to $5,832 million in the three months ended February 28th 2014. The seed and trait business recorded a 6.9% rise in sales to ...

Arysta acquires Goëmar

Arysta LifeScience has acquired French sustainable agricultural technology company Goëmar (Saint Malo) from parent companies BeCapital and Pechel Industries. Goëmar is a manufacturer and supplier of biostimulat...

Arysta agchem sales up 20% in 2013

Strong growth in Latin America and Asia boosted Arysta LifeScience's agrochemical sales by 20.2% to ¥146,500 million ($1,432.8 million at the current ...

French Parliament passes bill on GM maize ban

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has passed a bill prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified maize. Th...

Nufarm to close NZ production plant

Nufarm is to close its agrochemical manufacturing plant in New Zealand under the restructuring of its Australasian operations. The facility at Otahuhu...

US CWA proposal draws ire

US pesticide interests and agricultural groups are voicing fierce opposition to new guidance that could expand the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA)....

China’s agchem trade makes bright start to 2014

China's agrochemical foreign trade saw a sturdy start to the year, with varying gains in all main categories in the first two months, according to Chi...

US bill introduced to derail GMO labelling

Federal legislation to block state efforts to require labelling of foods derived from genetically modified crops has been introduced by a bipartisan g...

Summit Agro acquires Bayer's metominostrobin

Sumitomo Corporation subsidiary Summit Agro International has acquired the strobilurin fungicide, metominostrobin, from Bayer CropScience Japan. Summi...

Regional Director – Europe

SynTech Research Inc. provides contract agricultural chemical and biotech product development and regulatory services to crop protection/production customers worldwide.Th...

2014 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference

The 2014 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado, US on May 6th-7th. The conference will include: a disc...

Hokko slips in fiscal 2013

Japanese agrochemical company Hokko Chemical Industry recorded a 1.8% decline in agrochemical sales to ¥27,469 million ($269 million at the current rate) in its...

Pesticide industry wants more time to review US WPS

Pesticide industry trade groups are urging the EPA to afford stakeholders more time to comment on proposed changes to federal farmworker protection rules, argui...

US state on the brink of requiring GM food labelling

The US state of Vermont looks on course to become the first in the nation to require labelling of foods derived from genetically modified crops after the state ...

Cheminova debuts Cercobin in US

Cheminova has introduced Nippon Soda's established fungicide, Cercobin (thiophanate-methyl), in the US for use on a range of crops. It is a broad-spectrum, syst...

EFSA call for agchem/GMO experts

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is inviting applications from experts to join its scientific panels, including those assessing agrochemicals and genet...

What lies Beyond-Agriculture and what drives its continued growth

Many leading international crop protection companies have long debated the right term to describe the markets for their products that do not fall within crop pr...

Amvac warns of first-quarter slump

US agrochemical company American Vanguard warns that its first-quarter revenues are likely to be down by a third compared with the same period last year. It exp...

USDA scientists use RNAi technique on fire ants

USDA researchers are investigating whether RNA interference (RNAi) techniques can be used in the control of imported fire ants (Solenopsis spp). USDA Agricultur...

Agrow BCPC Supplement 2013

This event revives the tradition, originally established by BCPC right here at Brighton, to bring together stakeholders in the crop protection industry in one a...

Exosect

The UK pest management company, Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire), has appointed Rob Cannings as director of business development. He will lead the team responsib...

ENFISA 2014

The 12th Brazilian annual seminar and inspection of pesticides - ENFISA 2014 will be held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on May 5th-9th 2014. The Minis...