Insecticides
Crop Inputs

Dow AgroSciences Q1 Crop Protection Sales Climb 14%

Dow AgroSciences first-quarter sales increased 14% from a year ago on higher volumes and prices, driven by new products and an early spring planting season in North America.

Crop Inputs

The Rise of Precision Agriculture

For thousands of years farmers have looked for ways to increase produce more food from a given plot of land. As

Americas

Strong Dollar, Long U.S. Winter Hit Syngenta Sales

A delayed start to the season in North America also hurt results.

Crop Inputs

Eden Enters Agreement for B2Y Nematicide

Eden Research Plc signed an exclusive option agreement with Taminco BVBA’ s crop protection division to conduct market and regulatory

China

Adapting to China’s New Agchem Landscape

China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) President Sun Shubao discusses multinationals' growing presence in China and where the industry is headed next in an exclusive interview.

Crop Inputs

American Vanguard Acquires European Nematicide Assets

American Vanguard Corp., through its international subsidiary AMVAC Netherlands B.V., has acquired Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.’s European Nemacur insecticide/nematicide business assets. The

Americas

EPA Says Unlikely to Approve New Outdoor Neonicotinoid Uses

EPA's move clashes with new peer-reviewed study that cleared imidacloprid as sole cause of bee deaths.

Americas

Sumitomo to Combine Biorationals with Agchem Business

Biorational business was previously managed by Valent BioSciences.

Americas

World Health Organization Report Contradicts Scientific Findings on Glyphosate

"Review does not meet the standards used by respected agencies around the world," says Dr. Phillip Miller, Monsanto global regulatory lead.

China

CCPIA: ‘Extensive Adjustment’ for Pesticide Industry in 2015

Prices far below 2014 levels, but rebound is expected in March.

Africa

How Africa’s Farms Are Recovering from Ebola

After thousands fled their farms and loan programs collapsed in the wake of Ebola, international and local organizations are working to help bring them back.

Americas

Adama Registers Nimitz Nematicide in California

Active ingredient is distributed through the soil and into contact with nematodes through irrigation or rainfall.

Americas

EPA Registers Miticide to Combat Varroa Mites in Bees

EPA expedited review of oxalic acid.

James C. Borel
Americas

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

Americas

BASF Agricultural Solutions Sales Rise on Europe, North America

Higher demand for fungicides, herbicides also lifted results.

Crop Inputs

Indonesia Pesticide Management and Registration Procedure

In terms of Indonesia’s pesticide trade balance, about 90% of the technical materials processed in Indonesia are imported from China.

Biologicals

Koppert Launches AgriTrap Natural Insecticide

Dutch firm says product fights aphids, whitefly, psyllids, scale insects, gall mite and spider mite.

Aphids Cotton
Americas

Bayer CropScience Introduces Velum Total Insecticide

Velum Total promotes early season crop establishment by preventing nematode and insect damage and enhancing root health.

Americas

Syngenta Hurt by Declining Corn Acres in Americas

Company deliberately reduces glyphosate sales to focus on mixes targeted at weed resistance.

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Crop Inputs

EU Approves Long-Pending GMO Products for Import

European Union announced on Friday it approved the import of 10 new types of maize, soybeans, cotton and oilseed rape as either human food or animal feed for 10 years, in addition to the 58 GM crops already authorized.

Crop Inputs

Dow AgroSciences Q1 Crop Protection Sales Climb 14%

Dow AgroSciences first-quarter sales increased 14% from a year ago on higher volumes and prices, driven by new products and an early spring planting season in North America.

Americas

USDA Study Tackles Agriculture’s Adaptation to Climate Change

Study looks at the use of genetic resources which will help determine the agricultural sector’s ability to maintain crop productivity.

Crop Inputs

Syngenta Publishes Agricultural Efficiency Data from 41 Countries

Includes 2014 baseline information for agricultural efficiency indicators collected on 3,600 farms in 41 countries across Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific.

Americas

Stockton Group in Distribution Deal with Engage Agro

Engage Agro will exclusively market and distribute Timorex Gold biofungicide in Canada for fruit, vegetable and specialty crops.