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...

UK neonic emergency use refused

An application by the UK National Farmers' Union (NFU) for the emergency use of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments has been refused and the NFU...

US EPA issues endocrine screening results

The US EPA has called for further testing of 18 of the 52 pesticides and inert ingredients that underwent Tier 1 testing under the Agency's Endocrine ...

US soybeans hit new high

US soybean plantings have hit a new record, according to the June estimates by the USDA. It points to an area of 85.1 million acres (34.4 million ha),...

Brazil Anvisa has 90 days to end glyphosate review

Brazilian courts have set just 90 days for the conclusion of the toxicological re-evaluation of the herbicide, glyphosate, and five other pesticide ac...

Canadian farmers challenge Ontario neonic rules

A Canadian farming group is taking legal action against the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change over its new regulations on neonicotino...

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 ...

37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias

The Institut Quimic de Sarria’s (IQS) 37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias takes place in Barcelona, Spain on November 3rd-4th 2015. The annual event is held with th...

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...

Experienced Regulatory Ecotoxicologist Looking for a New Challenge?

TSGE Consulting is looking for a Senior Ecotoxicologist to join their regulatory affairs team in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. The successful candidate will work with o...

Rotam buys agchem registrations in Chile

Chinese agrochemical company Rotam Global AgroSciences (Hong Kong) has acquired 15 pesticide registrations in Chile from domestic company Mabruk. The products w...

BASF hails Brazilian expansion

BASF has outlined major product gains and expansion of its production capacity in Brazil, national media report. The company has outlined the progress with its ...

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...

Exceptional Italian use OK for Bayer fungicides

Italy has granted exceptional use extension authorisations to two Bayer CropScience fungicides for the control of Fusarium spp on maize. Prosaro and Proline Sta...

Canada updates crop area forecasts

Canadian farmers are planting more wheat, barley and oats this year, while plantings of canola and soybeans are lower than last year, according to the June surv...

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...

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...

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 Dr Jacqueline Applegate as head of its non-crop pesticide business, Environmental Science. She will be based on Lyon, France and...

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...

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