Rejection looms for EU GM food/feed proposals

The rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has recommended that it reject European Commission proposals to allow EU member states to ban the use of EU-approved genetically modified food and feed. The move was expected after the Committe...

Monsanto sales up 8% in Q3

Increased sales of agrochemicals and seed contributed to a 7.7% rise in Monsanto's sales to $4,579 million in the three months to May 31st 2015. Agricultural productivity segment (comprising agrochemicals and h...

Monsanto presses case for Syngenta deal

Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant has called for a "friendly deal" between the chairmen of Monsanto and Syngenta following Monsanto's rejected bid to acquire the Swiss multinational. Speaking to analysts at ...

Industry reacts to latest WHO agchem cancer decisions

Industry representatives have again sought to put pesticide classifications by the UN WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) into perspective following the Agency's decisions on three more act...

Syngenta chairman spells out Monsanto decision

The chairman of Syngenta's board of directors, Michel Demaré, has spelled out the reasons for the rejection of Monsanto's offer to acquire the Swiss multinational. In an interview on YouTube, Mr Demaré said tha...

WHO panel to review glyphosate carcinogen assessment

The UN WHO has formed an ad hoc expert taskforce of the WHO/FAO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) to examine the reason for divergence of opinions of its different groups on the carcinogenicity of the ...

Monsanto defends glyphosate and GM crops

Monsanto has defended its herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate), and genetically modified crops against “erroneous” claims made in a video titled “Why are we being fed by a poison expert: Monsanto and Roundup” hosted...

Hebang to acquire majority stake in Stockton

Chinese chemical company Hebang Group is to acquire a majority 51% stake in Israeli company Stockton for $90 million. The Hebang Group is a publicly l...

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

Dow opens largest Latin Am R&D facility

Dow AgroSciences has this month opened its largest research and development facility in Latin America. The plant in Cravinhos, Brazil will become the ...

More registration reviews start in US

The US EPA has issued preliminary work plans for another batch of pesticides entering the registration review process. Among the pesticides for which ...

EU starts project on multiple risks to bees

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a “major” project that will investigate the combined effect of various stressors, including pes...

Enviros ready to sue US EPA over Syngenta's Acuron

Environmentalists are threatening to sue the US EPA for registering Syngenta’s new maize herbicide, Acuron (bicyclopyrone + mesotrione + atrazine + S-...

Compromise reached on EU organic proposals

The organic farming industry has welcomed an EU compromise that lifts the threat of farmers being penalised if their crops are accidentally contaminat...

Agric MEPs join criticism of GM food/feed proposals

The European Commission continues to come under fire for its proposals to allow member states to decide on whether they will permit or ban the use of ...

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...

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PI Industries up 48% in fourth quarter

Indian company PI Industries recorded a sales increase of 48% to Rs 5,369.8 million ($84.3 million at the current rate) in its fourth quarter ended March 31st 2...

Ten natural ais exempted from EU MRLs

The European Commission has exempted ten naturally occurring pesticide active ingredients from EU maximum residue limits (MRLs). The decision means that the ten...

Brazil MPs reject draft GMO ban

Brazilian MPs have rejected draft legislation that would ban the sale, import and use of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant seeds. The lower house of Parli...

US OK for Valent's Zeal SC

Sumitomo Chemical's US-based subsidiary, Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California), has received US approval for a liquid formulation of its established...

Peru extends Timorex Gold use

Peru has granted a use extension to Israeli biopesticide company Stockton Group’s biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract), for the control o...

Biopesticides figure prominently in crop protection future

Welcome to Agrow’s fourth annual biopesticide special issue. Before delving into the goings on in the sector during the last year, let us do a quick recap of th...

Nippon Kayaku agchems up 8% in fiscal 2015

Japanese company Nippon Kayaku recorded an 8.1% increase in agrochemical sales to ¥6,700 million ($54.5 million) in its fiscal year ended March 31st 2015. The r...

US researchers test fruit pest repellent

US researchers have found that a naturally occurring compound in fruit can be used as an insect repellent on ripening fruit. The scientists at the University of...

Agrow Service Guide 2015

Consultancies and other advisory bodies, Market research companies, Contract research organisations, Diagnostics, Custom manufacturers, Formulation companies an...

Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience has appointed Bernd Naaf as its head of business affairs and communications. The function has been established within the Bayer executive comm...

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...

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