Monsanto has agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) an $80 million penalty to settle charges that it violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings related to customer incentive programmes for its herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate...

Bayer rejects US EPA bid to cancel Belt insecticide

Bayer CropScience has rejected the US EPA's request for it to voluntarily cancel uses of its insecticide, Belt (Nihon Nohyaku’s flubendiamide). 

ChemChina to acquire Syngenta

ChemChina has offered to acquire Syngenta at a price of $465 per ordinary share plus a special dividend of CHF 5 ($5.11) per share to be paid conditional upon and prior to closing.

Syngenta Q4 agchem sales down 23%

Syngenta's crop protection sales declined by 23% to $2,154 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same period during the previous year.

Dow agchems down in Q4

Dow AgroSciences recorded an undisclosed decline in crop protection sales during the fourth quarter of 2015. The company points to herbicides facing price pressures, lower demand and currency headwinds.

DuPont agchems down 24% in Q4

DuPont's crop protection sales fell by 24% to an undisclosed amount during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Court denies US EPA bid to vacate Enlist Duo approval

A federal appeals court has rejected the US EPA's request to vacate its registration of Dow AgroSciences' herbicide, Enlist Duo (2,4-D choline + glyphosate), a move that will please pesticide industry interests...

Danish approval for Dow’s Arylex-based herbicide

Dow AgroSciences has received approval in Denmark for its herbicide, Pixxaro EC (halauxifen-methyl - trade-marked as Arylex + fluroxypyr). It is for s...

NAFTA targets biopesticide joint reviews

Increasing the simultaneous registration of biopesticides in the NAFTA region is one of the objectives of the latest five-year plan of the NAFTA Techn...

Monsanto to debut Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans

Monsanto is to launch its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (MON87708xMON89788) soybeans in the US and Canada this year, h...

Asia review 2015: Trying times for Chinese agchem manufacturers

China’s pesticide companies endured a trying first three quarters, with 14 out of 25 of the country’s stock market-listed agrochemical companies seein...

LatAm review 2015: A perfect storm ravaged agchem market

A near perfect storm hit the Brazilian agrochemical market sending sales plunging in 2015.  The market dropped a reported 23% sending sales down to wa...

N Am review 2015: Bees, lawsuits and hints of a precautionary shift

Concern about the impacts of legal pesticide uses on commercial honey bees, wild pollinators and endangered species drove much of US pesticide policy ...

Europe review 2015: Persistent delays beset GMOs and agchems

The year witnessed a lot of changes in the area of genetically modified crops.

EFSA “breakthrough” on cumulative assessment

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that a “breakthrough” has been made in its long-running programme to implement cumulative risk assessme...

11th International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals

The 11th International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals, "Creating, bridging and sharing the values of adjuvant technology", will be held on June 13th-17th 2016 a...

International Biocontrol Industry Symposium

The International Biocontrol Industry Symposium will be held on March 1st-2nd 2016 in Monterey, California, US.

Intregrated Weed Management - Technology Lead

Competitive Salary, Extensive Benefits. Location: Bracknell, Berkshire. Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling mill...

Programme Manager

Specialising in the development and registration of crop protection products, Life Scientific Ltd is located on the UCD campus at NovaUCD, the innovation hub of Ireland’s...

Rotam/SipcamAdvan form US joint venture

Sipcam-Oxon's US agrochemical subsidiary, SipcamAdvan, and Hong Kong-based Chinese agrochemical company Rotam's US subsidiary, Rotam North America, have formed ...

US beekeepers stung by request for sulfoxaflor exemption

Beekeepers are calling on the US EPA to reject a request from the Texas Department of Agriculture for an emergency exemption that would allow the use of Dow Agr...

Monsanto seeks Australasia OK for MON87419 maize

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has notified receipt of an application from Monsanto to import food derived from genetically modified herbicide-tol...

Willowood gains US approval for mesotrione

The US subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Chinese agrochemical company Willowood, Willowood USA (Roseburg, Oregon), has received US approval for the herbicide, Willo...

EU approvals renewed for two ais

Renewed EU approvals have been issued for the insecticide, lambda-cyhalothrin, and the herbicide, metsulfuron-methyl.

International Biocontrol Industry Symposium

The International Biocontrol Industry Symposium will be held on March 1st-2nd 2016 in Monterey, California, US.

Nippon Kayaku's agchems ahead in Q3

Japanese company Nippon Kayaku recorded an undisclosed increase in agrochemical sales during the three months to December 31st 2015.

European Patent Office revokes Monsanto melon patent

The European Patent Office (EPO) has revoked a patent held by Monsanto on cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (CYSDV)-resistant melons for “technical reason...

Agrow Annual Review 2015 Supplement

Review of global crop protection markets during 2015.

Certis USA

Mitsui & Co's US biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has appointed Karen Warkentien as director of regulatory affairs.

11th International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals

The 11th International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals, "Creating, bridging and sharing the values of adjuvant technology", will be held on June 13th-1...

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