The German federal institute for risk assessment, the BfR, has expressed “surprise” at the UN WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) decision to classify the herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogenic substance in Group 2A (probably carcinoge...

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 insecti...

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...

Syngenta sues Willowood USA

Syngenta has filed a US lawsuit against Hong Kong-based Chinese agrochemical company Willowood's US subsidiary, Willowood USA (Roseburg, Oregon), over...

EU steps up debate over EDs

The European Commission is holding a series of meetings with stakeholders to discuss the establishment of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptor...

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...

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...

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...

Canada invests in greenhouse biocontrols

The Canadian government is to invest Can$143,260 (US$111,942 ) in the non-profit Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Lincoln, Ontario) to conduct research ...

More EU indecision on GMO import approvals

EU member states have failed to reach the qualified majority vote required to accept or reject European Commission proposals to approve the import of geneticall...

Bayer debuts Impulse in Ecuador

Bayer CropScience has launched a “revolutionary” fungicide based on the established active ingredient, spiroxamine, for the control of black sigatoka (Mycosphae...

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. 

Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience has appointed Fábio Prata as its sales manager for sugar cane on Brazil. The new division encompasses integrated products across crop protecti...

BPIA Registration Workshop

The US Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) and the TSGE Forum will hold the 2015 BPIA Registration Workshop on September 15th-16th 2015 (prior to the BPIA sem...