All six of the world's leading agrochemical multinationals posted sales gains in 2014, the fourth consecutive year in which that has occurred. However, in every case where sales were disclosed the growth was more muted than the strong gains seen in 2013. Synge...

BASF Q4 crop protection sales up 25%

Higher sales volumes helped BASF record a 24.6% rise in crop protection revenues to €1,109 million ($1,254 million at the current rate) during the fourth quarter of 2014. Earnings before interest, tax, deprecia...

Bayer agchem sales up 12% in Q4

Bayer CropScience's crop protection sales rose by 12% to €1,821 million ($2,058 million at the current rate) in the fourth quarter of 2014. The sales rise was 7.8% on a like-for-like basis. Fungicides led growt...

UK parliamentary committee blasts EU GMO approval process

EU regulations that prevent genetically modified crops from being grown in the UK even after they have passed rigorous safety testing procedures are not fit for purpose, says a report from the UK Parliament's S...

EFSA mulls review of science on agchem/bee links

An external report commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified 361 scientific papers that could aid the Authority in developing risk assessments for the impact of three neonicotinoi...

Platform completes Arysta purchase

The US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Platform Specialty Products (Miami, Florida), has completed the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience. Last year, Platform agreed to purchase Arysta for some $3,5...

Canada to OK Syngenta's Acuron

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Syngenta's residual maize herbicide, SYNA16003 (bicyclopyrone 200 g/litre) and the combination product, Acuron (bicyclopyrone 7...

Dow AgroSciences targets $1 billion growth

Dow AgroSciences expects to achieve $1,000 million in revenue growth from new products by 2018 and to double its EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax...

DuPont claims ag leadership

Sales of DuPont's agriculture segment grew at a compound annual growth rate of 10% between 2008 and 2014 putting it ahead of all major competitors, ac...

Albaugh/YRPL to open Indian dicamba plant

The US agrochemical company, Albaugh (Ankeny, Iowa) has entered into an agreement with the Indian chemical company, Yashashvi Rasayan (YRPL - Surat, G...

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 Regis...

EU GMO cultivation rules pass final vote

EU Ministers have formally approved proposals to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of EU-approved genetically modified crops. ...

MEPs take dim view of TTIP prospects

Many members of the European Parliament’s Agricultural Committee feel that the current trade negotiations between the EU and the US will eventually le...

Cheminova Q4 down 11%

Cheminova’s sales declined by 10.7% to DKK 1,342 million ($203.4 million at the current rate) in the fourth quarter of 2014. Challenging market condit...

Arcadia prepares for US IPO

The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia BioSciences (Davis, California), has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Co...

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...

Supply Chain/Procurement Manager

Key new role in a fast growing post-patent crop protection business.Based Lausanne, Switzerland with international travel.Highly attractive salary, bonus and benefits.Sin...

Noposion testing agriproduce e-commerce application

Chinese company Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemical is working on an agriproduce e-commerce mobile phone application that is in internal testing, according to Chines...

Brazil cotton insecticide restrictions - clarification

Restrictions laid on applications of four insecticides in Brazil on cotton or winter crops within 300 m of cotton fields in the flowering stage earlier this yea...

GM potato three years from launch in Colombia

Researchers from the Colombian Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB - Medellin) claim that a genetically modified insect-resistant potato will becom...

Canada to OK DuPont seed treatment

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed full approval for DuPont's fungicidal seed treatment, DPX-YT669 250 FS (picoxystrobin), for t...

Brazil cotton insecticide restrictions - clarification

Restrictions laid on applications of four insecticides in Brazil on cotton or winter crops within 300 m of cotton fields in the flowering stage earlier this yea...

Europe review 2014: Politics not science dominate EU regulations

Regulatory news in the EU during 2014 was dominated by attempts to arrive at a compromise deal that would allow member states to impose national bans on the cul...

Amvac agchem sales down 23% in 2014

American Vanguard's crop protection sales fell by 22.7% to $267.7 million in 2014. The company blames the reduced procurement of maize products by the US Mid-We...

Brazil/UK researchers to test maize biocontrols

The UK-based research centre, Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, Hertfordshire), and the Brazilian agricultural research corporation, the Embrapa, are starting a p...

Agrow Generics Supplement 2014

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

Andermatt

Swiss company Andermatt BioControl (Grossdietwil) has appointed Markus Ritter as managing director of its recently opened Brazilian subsidiary, Andermatt do Bra...

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...