EU mulls freedom to block GMO import approvals

The European Commission intends to propose that EU member states be given the freedom to opt out of EU approvals for genetically modified crops and products for import and use in food and feed. The move would mirror a new law regarding the cultivation of GM cr...

Groups slam EU plans to renationalise GMO import approvals

European agricultural and environmentalist groups have urged the European Commission to rethink possible changes to the approval process for importing genetically modified crops and products for food and feed u...

Amvac buys Adama's European Nemacur business

US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Los Angeles, California) has acquired ChemChina subsidiary Adama Agricultural Solutions' European Nemacur (fenamiphos) insecticide/nematicide business assets. The acqu...

Monsanto sales down 11% in second quarter

Reduced sales of seed and agrochemicals contributed to a 10.9% decline in Monsanto's revenues to $5,197 million in the three months to February 28th 2015. The company points to lower demand for maize seed and a...

Germany stands by its review of glyphosate as non-carcinogenic

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 carc...

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...

A panel of three US federal judges this week appeared sympathetic to beekeepers seeking to block the EPA’s registration of Dow AgroSciences' insectici...

Canadian review OKs glyphosate

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the herbicide, glyphosate, with additional measures t...

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

A listing of new active ingredients registered or launched in 2015 (up to April 14th)

EU scientists warn neonics impact goes beyond bees

There is an “increasing body of evidence” that the widespread prophylactic use of neonicotinoid insecticides has “severe effects” on a range of benefi...

EU study reports co-existence as practically feasible

Current measures implemented to ensure co-existence of genetically modified and non-GM crops in the EU are practically feasible at the farm level as w...

German BfR retreats on glyphosate carcinogen review

The German federal institute for risk assessment, the BfR, will not intervene in the ongoing EU re-evaluation process for the herbicide, glyphosate. G...

Exosect sues Bayer for Canadian patent infringement

UK-based enabling technology provider Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire) has commenced legal proceedings against Bayer CropScience in the Canadian Federa...

Australia to revamp pesticide review list

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed an overhaul of the list of agrochemicals and veterinary medicines sc...

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...

Business Unit Leader

We have been an independent service provider for the agrochemical, industrial chemical and pharmaceutical industry since 1996, and now have over 450 employees at sites in...

Huapont-Nutrichem agchem sales up 7% in 2014

Chinese chemical company Huapont-Nutrichem recorded a 7.4% rise in agrochemical sales of Yuan 3,737.2 million ($602.1 million at the current rate) in 2014. In t...

Brazil growers demand agchem use extensions

Brazilian fruit grower groups have urged changes in legislation to expand uses of pesticide active ingredients to minor crops in a meeting with the Minister of ...

US state cites WHO in defence of GMO label law

Officials with the US state of Vermont are hoping that the UN WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent determination that the herbicide, ...

Syngenta debuts turf fungicide in US

Syngenta has introduced the potassium phosphite-based fungicide, Appear, for use on turf in the US. It is for the control of Pythium spp and other diseases on t...

Argentine grower groups challenge Intacta inspections

Argentine farmer groups are challenging the right of soybean exporters to inspect cargoes for illegal genetically modified produce, Reuters newswire reports. Gr...

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...

PHC revenues down 8% in 2014

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC - Raleigh, North Carolina), recorded a 7.7% decline in revenues to $6.9 million in 2014. The...

Insecticides threaten global waters

The first global study of agricultural insecticides in surface waters indicates that measured insecticide concentrations (MICs) occur rarely but more than 50% o...

Agrow Generics Supplement 2014

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

Arysta LifeScience North America

Arysta LifeScience North America (part of Platform Specialty Products) has appointed Deneen Sebastian as marketing manager for US row crops, fungicides. Ms Seba...

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...