DuPont agchem sales up 3% in Q1

DuPont's crop protection sales rose by 3% to $1,100 million in the first quarter of 2014. Growth was particularly strong in Latin America, where sales rose by 60% over the same period last year. Intense insect pressure in maize and soybeans boosted demand for ...

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 capit...

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 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...

Noposion sees 9% growth in 2013

Leading Chinese pesticide formulator Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals recorded sales growth of 8.9% to Yuan 1,726.6 million ($281.7 million at the current rate) ...

EU prov approvals to be extended for two new ais

The European Commission plans to grant a further two-year extension to existing national provisional approvals for Dow AgroSciences’ fungicide, meptyldinocap, a...

Australia OKs GM cereal tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) concludes that planned field tests by the University of Adelaide on genetically modified wheat and...

Syngenta hails US Duracade maize launch

Syngenta expects more than 4,500 growers in the US to plant just over 250,000 acres (101,000 ha) of its genetically modified insect-resistant Duracade (5222 ) m...

Seed companies ask judge to void Hawaiian ordinance

Four major seed companies have asked a federal court to summarily declare invalid an ordinance approved by the US state of Hawaii's Kauai County Council that im...

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...

Redsun agchem sales up 10% in 2013

Chinese company Nanjing Redsun recorded a 9.6% increase in pesticide sales of Yuan 2,985.4 million ($487 million at the current rate) in 2013. Pesticide sales a...

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...