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 neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thi...

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...

Another EU stalemate on a GM crop approval

EU member states have failed to reach a majority vote for or against proposals to approve products based on Monsanto’s genetically modified stearidonic acid-improved MON87769 soybeans. Member-state representati...

Syngenta agchem sales up 8% in Q4

Syngenta's crop protection sales went up by 7.7% to $2,798 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period the previous year. Combined with the 3.1% growth during the first nine months of th...

Large response to EU consultation on ED strategy

A total of 27,087 responses were submitted to the European Commissions’ public consultation on its strategy for identifying and regulating endocrine disruptors (EDs) in agrochemicals and non-crop pesticides. Th...

Dow agchems up 3% in fourth quarter

Dow AgroSciences recorded a 3% rise in crop protection sales during the fourth quarter of 2014. The company points to sales gains in all major product categories and geographic regions. Sales of new products gr...

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...

Democrats revive US GM food labelling bill

US Democratic lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced a bill that directs the FDA to require labelling of foods derived from genetically modified crops. Th...

Dow realigns business in Europe

Dow AgroSciences is restructuring its Europe, Africa and Middle East (EMEA) region as it prepares to launch six new active ingredients in the region o...

MEPs view widening agchem gap in US/EU trade talks

The diverging approaches to risk analysis of pesticides in the EU and the US may be “difficult to bridge” during the current trade negotiations, says ...

China's agchem profits fall for first time in six years

China’s agrochemical industry saw profitability fall for the first time in six years during 2014, dropping 1.2% on the previous year to Yuan 22,592 mi...

FMC agchems down 8% in Q4

Reduced sales in Brazil contributed to a 7.5% decline in FMC's agrochemical revenues to $626.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. That was mainly ...

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...

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 semi-annual m...

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...

SynTech Research expands in central Europe

US-based contract research company SynTech Research has expanded its sites and resources in central Europe. In Hungary, it has recruited nine employees, bringin...

US EPA to complete first cycle of registration reviews

The US EPA has scheduled the final round of conventional pesticides to enter the registration review programme during its first 15-year cycle. The Agency has ar...

US tolerance exemption for GM potatoes

The US EPA has established a temporary tolerance exemption for the protein, VNT1, when used as a plant incorporated protectant in genetically modified potatoes....

South Korea OKs Stockton’s Timorex Gold

Israeli biopesticide company Stockton has received approval in South Korea for its biofungicide, Timorex Gold, which is based on Melaleuca alternifolia extract....

EFSA simplifies file sharing for agchem applications

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has simplified the procedure for electronic exchange of files associated with applications for approval of agrochemica...

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...

Insecticides India Q3 sales down 22%

Indian company Insecticides India recorded a net sales decline of 22% to Rs 1,489.8 million ($24.2 million at the current rate) in its third quarter ended Decem...

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. 

Brandt

The US agrochemical company, Brandt (Springfield, Illinois), has appointed Dr Gordon Kauffman as technical manager for its turf and ornamentals business. Dr Kau...

III Encontro sobre o Registro de Agrotóxicos para CSFI

The third Brazilian meeting on pesticide registrations for use on minor crops, III Encontro sobre o Registro de Agrotóxicos para CSFI, is to be held on January ...