10 Crop Protection Trends For 2015

Crop protection sales expected to be stable, but wholesale change is almost certain.


Marrone Bio Innovations’ Regalia MAXX Biofungicide Approved for New Uses in Canada

Expanded use label brings growers tool for managing powdery mildew, downy mildew.


Frontier Scientific Expands into Agchem Market

Utah-based company acquires entomology division of Bio-Serv Inc.


Dow AgroSciences Names Conkesta as Brand for New Insect-Resistant Trait

Soybean trait continues to move through regulatory processes as the first trait to be submitted for approvals that expresses two Bt proteins.


Novozymes Says BioAg Alliance with Monsanto Off to Strong Start

Company sees positive outlook for 2015.


Biocontrols 2015 Tradeshow and Conference

Crafting a “softer” pest management program for sustainability-minded retailers and processors is likely in your future – if it’s not here already. An increasing number of growers and crop advisers are finding that a mix of biocontrol products and conventional products helps fill the bill, especially late in the season when maximum residue levels (MRLs) are of greatest concern.

Australia/South Pacific

Biologicals Use On The Rise Among Australian Growers

Biofilm Crop Protection's products focus on soil health to combat pests and disease.


Mozambique Offers Enormous Opportunity for New Technologies

As Mozambique's agricultural market continues to grow, the country offers crop input companies enormous opportunity.

Asia Summit

India and The Big Shift: Part 2

India makes a play for greater global market share.


Bayer Acquires European Distribution Rights for Contans WG

Contans WG has "become one of the biggest biological fungicides currently used in conventional agriculture in Europe."


Japanese Seed Treatment Market for Rice Climbs – Kline

Report: Increasing demand for environmentally friendly techniques to replace chemicals and disease control in crops in Japan.

Australia/South Pacific

Rethinking Australia

On the driest (inhabited) continent, resilience is a must in creating a crop protection success story.


Stockton’s Timorex Gold Receives EPA Registration

“The acceptance of the EPA in the USA market is a huge milestone for us.” -- Ziv Tirosh, CEO


DuPont to Build Pair of Seed Treatment Facilities

Facilities to develop seed treatment applications and handling.


Marrone Bio Innovations Announces Registration of Bioinsecticide Venerate in California

Multiple modes of action, MRL tolerance exemption and favorable environmental profile deliver new tool for fruit, nut, vine and vegetable Growers


PGRs: The Overlooked Piece of the Biopesticides Puzzle

Yield and quality can be as important to growers as crop protection.


Stricter MRLs Pushing Global Demand for Biopesticides

Biopesticide market to reach $6.6 billion in 2020, driven by grassroots consumer demand, large grocery retailers and food safety rules in the EU and China.


Biopesticides Vs. Traditional Agrochemicals

To effectively control pests, understand how the products work and know the biology of insect pests.


Biopesticides: Counting the Cost

A growing world population and public and regulatory pressure on agriculture for continuous improvement will make biopesticide programs increasingly saleable for retailers.

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EPA Announces Voluntary Cancellation of Certain Methomyl Uses

Limiting use will reduce risks to drinking water.

Crop Inputs

Working Hard to Get EU Competitiveness Back on Track

Exclusive interview with Jean-Charles Bocquet, director general of the European Crop Protection Association, on regulatory progress in the European Union.


Brazil Declares Emergency Due to Coffee Borer Outbreak

Country authorizes cyantraniliprole insecticides for import.


Arysta LifeScience Gets Bactericide Registrations

Company gets registrations in top apple growing U.S. states.


China Agrees to Expand Market Access for U.S. Grown Apples

With this new agreement, the apple industry estimates that within two years, exports to China will reach 5 million bushels annually, a value of nearly $100 million per year.