Croda to acquire Incotec

UK-based specialty chemical company Croda has agreed to acquire Dutch seed treatment company Incotec for a total consideration, inclusive of debt, of €155 million (£164 million).

US EPA asks court to uproot Enlist Duo approval

US EPA The US EPA has asked a federal court to revoke its approval of Dow AgroSciences' herbicide, Enlist Duo (2,4-D choline + glyphosate), citing concern about the possible impacts from the pesticide on endangered pl...

Syngenta sues US grain exporters over GM maize

Syngenta has sued US grain exporters Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland, alleging that they are responsible for losses from China's decision to reject US maize and grain shipments because of the presence of an ...

Dow clarifies sulfoxaflor status

Dow AgroSciences has clarified the status of the insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), in the EU following regulatory action in the US.

US EPA cancels sulfoxaflor approvals

The US EPA has issued a cancellation order for all insecticide products containing Dow AgroSciences' active ingredient, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), a decision driven by the US Court of Appeals for t...

Glyphosate unlikely to be carcinogenic, says EFSA

The herbicide, glyphosate, is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Syngenta shareholder group against seed business divestment

A group of dissatisfied Syngenta shareholders has urged the company not to react to pressure from short-term interests by selling the vegetable and flower seeds businesses.

Arysta/PHC end product deal

Arysta LifeScience (part of Platform Specialty Products) and the UK-based, US-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC- Raleigh, North Carol...

Bee health: what can farmers and the industry do to help?

A third of the plants eaten by human beings benefit to some extent from pollination by bees or other insects.

Industrial science and conflict of interest

Being employed by BASF and working for the chemical industry, I feel compelled to contribute to the current debate in the EU about the way in which co...

US popcorn maker to phase out neonic use

US microwave popcorn maker Pop Secret is to phase out the use of seeds sourced from maize treated with neonicotinoid insecticides, responding to deman...

China's 2016 pesticide volume sales to fall 6%

China is expected to buy 6.2% less pesticide volume in 2016 than last year at some 961,700 tonnes (304,800 tonnes as per 100% active ingredient).

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

New active ingredients registered or launched during 2015, with links to the original articles

Nufarm to close Canadian plant

Nufarm is to close its Canadian agrochemical manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta while upgrading its US plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

EU approval for three new ais

The European Commission has issued formal EU approval for three new active ingredients.

Weed Science Society of America annual meeting 2016

The Weed Science Society of America's annual meeting will be held on February 8th-11th 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Business agility - the power of collaboration and eConnectivity

The tenth annual conference of US non-profit business consortium AgGateway, Business agility - the power of collaboration and eConnectivity, will be held in San Antonio, ...

Operations Manager (Scientific Research)

Job title: Operations Manager (Scientific Research)Location: Chelmsford, EssexSalary: £70000+  dependent on experienceThis Operations Manager is for a successful and grow...

Stockton to launch US IPO

Israeli biopesticide company Stockton is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) on the US Nasdaq stock exchange.

EU approval for rescalure

Formal EU approval has been issued for Spanish company Ecologia y Protecciόn Agricola’s attractant, rescalure.

GMO labelling bill still stalled in US Senate

Proponents of legislation to derail state GMO labelling regimes have yet to convince Senate Democrats to back their proposal despite growing pressure from the f...

Canada approves oxathiapiprolin

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted full registration to four fungicides based on DuPont/Syngenta's oxathiapiprolin.

Brazil Anvisa OKs viral insecticide

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of a Spodoptera frugiperda multiplenucleopolyhedrovirus (MNPV) bacul...

Uncertain EU rules on ED criteria create an uncertain industry

The implementation of new proposed cut-off criteria for endocrine disrupting (ED) properties in EU pesticide regulations would potentially lead to the loss of 3...

Marrone brings results up to date

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), recorded a 13.6% increase in revenues to $2.5 million in the third quarter of 20...

Bee learning affected by thiamethoxam

A study by UK and Canadian researchers shows that chronic exposure to realistic field levels of the neonicotinoid insecticide, thiamethoxam, impacted bumble bee...

Agrow Award Winners 2015 Supplement

Winners of the Agrow Awards, London 2015.

Eurofins Agroscience Services

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services has appointed Christophe Dumas as head of field. He will be responsible for field related strategy and p...

Weed Science Society of America annual meeting 2016

The Weed Science Society of America's annual meeting will be held on February 8th-11th 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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