Monsanto to cut costs as earnings fall

Monsanto is to shed approximately 2,600 staff over the next 18-24 months as part of a global restructuring programme aimed at making annual savings of $275-300 million by the end of fiscal 2017 (ended August 31st).

Tackling negative perceptions surrounding pesticides and GM crops

A panel of experts from the crop protection industry, regulatory agencies and the media discussed the negative perceptions attached to pesticides and GM crops and ways to tackle those.

BASF increases focus on biologicals

BASF is increasing its focus on biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture by “investing heavily” in its growing portfolio of biological products and increasing revenue targets for its Functional Cro...

Seventeen EU member states opt out of GM crops

The European Commission has received requests from 17 member states and four devolved administrations to remove them from the scope of authorisation for commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops.

TKI to acquire DuPont hexazinone assets

The Belgian Tessenderlo Group's US subsidiary, Tessenderlo Kerley Inc (TKI - Phoenix, Arizona), has agreed to acquire certain parts of DuPont's global hexazinone herbicide solo product and its hexazinone/diuron...

EFSA outlines ED evaluations since 2014

EU assessments of 41 agrochemical active ingredients since 2014 have resulted in 24 identifying no concerns over potential endocrine effects, two requiring further information to confirm the absence of concerns...

Nufarm agchems up 4% in fiscal 2015

Strong sales gains in the Americas and Asia contributed to a 4% rise in Nufarm's agrochemical sales to Aus$2,577.6 million (US$1,815.7 million at the current rate) in its fiscal year ended July 31st 2015.

Platform cuts profit forecast on ag weakness

US company Platform Specialty Products (Miami, Florida) has lowered its full-year earnings outlook due to weaker agrochemical sales, changes in its ag...

Brazil slow-down prompts DuPont profit warning

Reduced demand for crop protection products and seeds in Brazil during the third quarter has contributed to DuPont lowering its annual profit forecast...

Monsanto hit with US glyphosate exposure suits

Monsanto is facing a pair of US lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who claim that the company's herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate), caused their can...

California extends comment deadline for glyphosate listing

The US state of California has given stakeholders more time to comment on the state's controversial proposal to add the herbicide, glyphosate, to its ...

Belchim buys back shares from FMC

Belgian crop protection company Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel) has acquired 20% of its own shareholding that FMC held.

US EPA overhauls pesticide protections for farmworkers

The US EPA has finalised sweeping changes to regulations intended to protect the nation's more than 2 million farmworkers and their families from pest...

UPL agchem sales up 11% in Q1

Indian agrochemical company UPL recorded an agrochemical sales rise of 11.4% to Rs 30,116 million ($453.5 million at the current rate) in its first qu...

New Zealand to restrict dichlorvos use

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed "significant restrictions" on the use of the organophosphate insecticide, dichlor...

InformEx 2016

InformEx 2016 will be held at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, US on February 2nd-4th 2016.

Cobradan VII

The Cobradan VII – Brazilian congress on natural pesticides -will take place at the Ailton Raseira auditorium of the agricultural research corporation, Embrapa Clima Temp...

Belchim - Toll Manufacturing Manager (m/f) with chemical knowledge

Belchim Crop Protection is a fast growing company specialized in the development and distribution of crop protection products. Our European establishments are guided from...

Chinese chemical group to divest pesticide assets

The Chinese chemical conglomerate, CEFC Anhui International, is divesting all of its agrochemical businesses in a large-scale sell-off.

UK agchem market up 23% in 2014

Agrochemical sales in the UK rose by 23% to £735.7 million ($1,125.4 million at the current rate), according to the UK Crop Protection Association (CPA).

Food industry presses for US action on GMO labelling

Food industry executives and other members of a broad coalition led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) descended upon Capitol Hill this week, pressi...

Argentine approval for Verdeca's HB4 soybeans

The Verdeca joint venture between US agricultural biotechnology company Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California) and Argentine soybean development consortium Bio...

Brazil Ministry prioritises ai approvals

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has listed the pesticide active ingredients that it will prioritise in the approvals process for use on those pests, weeds...

Regulators under fire and agchem sector under pressure in Latin America

Agrow’s Robert Birkett conducts an interview with Silvia Fagnani, executive vice president of the the agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindiveg, and...

PHC revenues down 3% in first half

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC - Raleigh, North Carolina), recorded a 2.9% decline in revenues to $3.2 million in the first...

EFSA dismisses study on contaminated feed in labs

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has dismissed a scientific paper that claimed regulatory tests were unreliable because feed for rodents was contaminat...

Agrow BCPC Conference 2015 Supplement

BCPC Congress, October 6th-7th 2015: "A positive outlook for the regulation of pesticides in Europe?"

Arcadia Biosciences

The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California), has appointed Steve Brandwein as interim chief financial officer following the deci...

InformEx 2016

InformEx 2016 will be held at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, US on February 2nd-4th 2016.

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