Crop Inputs

FAO: Global Fertilizer Use to Grow 1.8% a Year Through 2018

Demand for nitrogen fertilizers expected to grow fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa, at 4.6% a year.


10 Crop Protection Trends For 2015

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

Crop Inputs

Iraqi Wheat Farmers Worried About Islamic State

The Sunni militant group controls land that accounts for about 40% of Iraq's wheat production.

Crop Inputs

Crop Protection in an Increasingly Post-Patent World

Generics make up more global market share each year, and new products are poised for rapid growth.

Crop Inputs

Monsanto, Novozymes BioAg Alliance Field Trial Shows Promise

The first full-year trials show yield increases in corn and soy. Novozymes and Monsanto plan for expanded trials in 2015.

Crop Inputs

Agrium Completes Expansion, Restarts Potash Production

Agrium is setting a target production volume at 2.1 million tonnes for 2015.


The Mosaic Company Completes Acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s Fertilizer Distribution Business

Mosaic's distribution capacity in the region is expected to increase from approximately 4 million tonnes per year to 6 million tonnes.


Zaklady Chemiczne Police to Build Phosphoric Acid Plant in Senegal

The new plant is the next step in ZChP's plan to move to full fertilizer production in Senegal and set up a fertilizer distribution center for West Africa.


IFA and the AFAP Agree to Improve Fertilizer Markets in Africa

Agreement looks to increase fertilizer use to 50 kg per hectare across Africa.


H.J. Baker Opens Tiger-Sulace Ace Plant in China

H.J. Baker invited customers to the Lianyungang Sulphur Bentonite Plant opening located at the ACE Group’s sulphur facility with a daylong special event earlier this year.

Asia Summit

India and The Big Shift: Part 2

India makes a play for greater global market share.


Fertilizer Organizations Join Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

Organizations join alliance to encourage industry to promote proper use of fertilizers and minimize their environmental impact in the field.


Fertilizer Prices Up; Applications Seen Reduced – Rabobank

Rising prices could see farmers reducing fertilizer applications in the medium term.


FMC to Acquire Cheminova for $1.8 Billion

Cheminova brings complementary technologies in insecticides and herbicides, enhances FMC's fungicide portfolio and adds a growing micronutrient business.


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.


Biopesticides Primed for Growth

Consolidation, multinationals drive access and affordability for the fertile fields of major growing regions.


FMC to Market Actagro Soil, Plant Health Products

FMC to exclusively sell Actagro products in Asia-Pacific.


Allana Potash Focuses on Ethiopia to Meet Demands of Changing Market

Ethiopia's Agricultural Transformation Agency reports that 100,000 to 400,000 tonnes of potash will be consumed by Ethiopia, Kenya and other East African nations over the next five years.


SLIDESHOW: Pushed by Resistance, Companies Take a Fresh Approach to the USA

In the United States, achieving crop protection industry success demands an eagle eye on new formulations, resurrected chemistries and most vitally: relationships.

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Arysta Provides Canadian Growers With New Fungicide

Evito fungicides gives Canadian wheat and barley growers a new option for disease control.

Global Sourcing Summit

India Looks to Gain Global Market Share

Business leaders discuss the opportunities left in the wake of sourcing disruptions from environmental changes in China.


DuPont’s Borel Talks R&D Pipeline

DuPont Pioneer will expand its U.S. lineup of Optimum Leptra corn hybrids in 2015 and expects also to launch in Brazil for the 2015/2016 Safrinha season


BASF Agricultural Solutions Sales Rise on Europe, North America

Higher demand for fungicides, herbicides also lifted results.


Weed Control on the Rise in Noncrop

Though it’s just a fraction of the pesticide market, industrial vegetation management (IVM) is steadily claiming a larger share. Here is why.