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...

Monsanto sues US California state to block glyphosate listing

Monsanto has filed suit against the US state of California to block officials from adding the herbicide, glyphosate, to its list of substances known to cause cancer.

EU GMO delays slammed by Ombudsman

Industry groups have welcomed a decision by the European Ombudsman that the European Commission failed to meet legal deadlines for authorising the import of genetically modified food and feed.

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...

US state ag officials upset with potential chlorpyrifos ban

The US EPA's proposal to revoke tolerances for the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, is unjustified and should be abandoned, according the Na...

Env MEPs again urge ban on GMO import approvals

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee have once again urged the European Commission not to proceed with approvals for the import ...

International Biocontrol Industry Symposium

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

European Regulatory Conference on Crop Protection

A European Regulatory Conference on Crop Protection is to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on March 9th-10th 2016.

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...

SDS sales up 6% in Q4

SDS Biotech, the agrochemical subsidiary of Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan, recorded a 6.2% increase in sales to ¥16,719 million ($137.8 million at the current...

US EPA sued for withholding Enlist Duo records

The US EPA has been hit with another lawsuit related to its approval of Dow AgroSciences’ herbicide, Enlist Duo (2,4-D choline + glyphosate).

USDA set to launch overhaul of GM crop rules

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is poised to take the first official step towards a long-awaited revamp of its regulations of gene...

Canada to OK Bayer's propoxycarbazone-sodium

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposes the full registration of Bayer CropScience's herbicide, MKH 6561 70WG (propoxycarbazone-sodium), ...

US EPA urged to rein in neonics to protect aquatic ecosystems

The US EPA should restrict uses of neonicotinoid insecticides to ensure that aquatic ecosystems are adequately protected, according to a petition filed on Febru...

International Biocontrol Industry Symposium

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

Sumitomo agchem division ahead at nine months

Sales of Sumitomo Chemical's health and crop sciences business, which includes agrochemicals, rose by 4.4% to ¥228,351 million ($1,881.6 million at the current ...

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 subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has appointed Michael Harowitz as its Kocide business manager.

European Regulatory Conference on Crop Protection

A European Regulatory Conference on Crop Protection is to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on March 9th-10th 2016.

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