Bayer group wants to align its CropScience and pharmaceutical businesses by taking advantage of the similarities in the business models. Group chief executive officer Dr Marijn Dekkers told the annual shareholders meeting in Cologne, Germany that a focus on li...

US enviros stung by White House bee plan

US environmentalist groups are frustrated with the new White House strategy aimed at improving the health of honeybees and other pollinators, arguing that the plan does not do enough to address concerns about t...

Monsanto prepared to divest Syngenta assets

Monsanto would be prepared to divest all of Syngenta's seed and trait business and certain overlapping agrochemical assets to secure competition authority approval of its proposed acquisition of the multination...

White House considering US pesticide limits to help bees

A White House task force has acknowledged that new US pesticide restrictions may be needed to reverse recent declines of bees, butterflies and other pollinators, but stopped short of requiring any immediate cha...

EU to halt intro of new data requirements for AIR-2 agchems

The European Commission is to remove the introduction of new, more stringent, data requirements for the renewal of certain agrochemical product approvals. The change applies to products based on active ingredie...

FMC sees above-market agchem growth ahead

FMC forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for its agrochemical business of 7-11% between 2016 and 2020. That would be ahead of the mid-single-digit percentage forecast for the global agrochemical marke...

EU warns that renationalisation will not extend beyond GMOs

The European Commission has stressed that recent moves to allow EU member states to take national decisions on the use of genetically modified crops must not be extended to other product sectors. In a recent me...

US FWS seeks dismissal of ESA pesticide suit

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges it failed to ensure that legal applications of thre...

Arysta gets new structure in Europe

Platform Specialty Products subsidiary Arysta LifeScience has given a new organisational structure to its European operation. The new structure of Ary...

Eden agrees Sipcam deal on two products

UK company Eden Research has signed an agreement with Italian agrochemical company Sipcam (Milan) and Spanish subsidiary Sipcam Iberia to evaluate two...

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2015

A listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals during 2015, with links to the original articles

ISO names seven more new ais

The ISO Technical Committee on Common Names for Pesticides has provisionally approved seven new active ingredient names. Three come from Japanese comp...

US judge dismisses enviro challenge to Cyazypyr approval

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to the US EPA’s registration of  DuPont's insecticide, cyantraniliprole (trade-marked as Cyazypyr), ruling t...

EU to shake-up scientific advice system

The European Commission is to embark on a shake-up of its system of obtaining scientific advice on policies and proposals. A new “scientific advice me...

Adama Q1 agchem sales down 5%

ChemChina subsidiary Adama Agricultural Solutions posted a 4.5% fall in agrochemical sales to $820.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.Revenues cov...

8th Brazil Agrochemshow

The 8th Brazil Agrochemshow trade fair will take place on August 11th-12th 2015 at the Hotel Caesar Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is marketed as the country’s major interna...

Encapsulation by design

The US-based non-profit research organisation, Battelle (Columbus, Ohio), is to host a webinar, "Encapsulation by design", on May 5th 2015. It features Battelle's new enc...

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...

Rainbow buys 73% stake in Ningxia Grenada

Chinese company Rainbow Chemical has acquired a 73% stake in the Chinese chemical manufacturer, Ningxia Grenada. Ningxia Grenada’s major product is the glyphosa...

EU agchem assessment formats updated

The European Commission has issued updated format templates for agrochemical product dossiers and the draft registration reports produced by EU member states af...

USDA OKs Dow's Enlist cotton

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has made a preliminary determination of non-regulated status for Dow AgroSciences' genetically mod...

BASF extends Armezon to western Canada

BASF has extended the use of its post-emergence maize herbicide, Armezon (topramezone 336 g/litre), to western Canada. The product controls "tough" weeds such a...

NZ hearing on biocontrol agent

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority is to hold a public hearing on June 10th on an application to release honeysuckle stem-boring beetles (Oberea...

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...

SDS sales up 15% in Q1

SDS Biotech, the agrochemical subsidiary of Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan, recorded a 15.1% increase in agrochemical sales to ¥4,229 million ($35.4 million) i...

US study highlights warning of earworm resistance

US scientists say that warnings about the risks of corn earworms (Helicoverpa zea) developing resistance to the Bt Cry1Ab toxin in genetically modified insect-r...

Agrow Generics Supplement 2014

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

Huntingdon Life Sciences/Harlan Laboratories

The contract research companies, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and Harlan Laboratories, have appointed Dr Joseph Bedford as corporate vice-president of global ...

8th Brazil Agrochemshow

The 8th Brazil Agrochemshow trade fair will take place on August 11th-12th 2015 at the Hotel Caesar Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is marketed as the country’s maj...