Europe

Crop Inputs

Eden Research Signs Agreement with Sumi Agro France for Grape Protection Products

The agreement follows similar deals that Eden signed with Sipcam Italia Spa and Sipcam Iberia to sell 3AEY in Italy and Spain, respectively.

Crop Inputs

Gamma-cyhalothrin gains EU approval

Cheminova's proprietary pyrethroid product gamma-cyhalothrin is sold under the trade names Nexide, Vantex and Cooper.

Europe

ECPA Residue Management Project Ready For Next Step

The trainers from Turkey who learned in Almeria will become the trainers of another 100 advisers in Antalya. Each adviser can reach 30 to 50 farmers every week and share best practices on residues management.

Crop Inputs

Belchim Acquires Distribution Rights For Crop Protection Products

Belchim Crop Protection will distribute Milbeknock and Kunshi in Europe and has will acquire ISEM's fungicide technologies valifenalate and IR 8854.

Americas

Syngenta, CropLife America Lobby for Policy Change in EU Neonicotinoid Use

Advocates work to have use of the insecticide family approved for the 2016 crop season, while U.S. users await taskforce report.

Crop Inputs

Mobile App Helps Farmers Target Crop Inputs

A new UK based mobile app uses satellite technology to help farmers locate isolated pest problems in their fields.

Crop Inputs

Government and Industry Fund Agricultural Innovation

The money is designed to support collaborative research between scientists and businesses to springboard projects from the lab to the market place.

Crop Inputs

Pesticide Bans Affecting UK and German Crops

Crops planted this fall is the first to be grown in recent years without neonicotinoids.

Americas

Syngenta Crop Protection Sales Lifted by Fungicides in Brazil, North American Demand

Company is deliberately reducing glyphosate to improve profitability.

Biologicals

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."

Americas

Bayer to Purchase Seed Business of Granar S.A.

Bayer to enter soybean seed market in Paraguay.

Americas

New Technical Manager for Gowan UK and Ireland

Robert Plaice has been appointed Technical Manager UK and Ireland.

Crop Inputs

Bayer Expands Capacity for Nativo Fungicide Production

Company invests $128 million in Muttenz, Switzerland site.

Americas

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.

Americas

Bayer CropScience Steps Up U.S. Spending; Expands Capacity for Liberty Herbicide

Company opens new R&D site in California; to increase production of Liberty herbicide.

Americas

Syngenta Primed for a Merger – Bloomberg

Report says Swiss agchem giant may be open to a deal, whether as an acquirer or as a target.

China

BASF Opens Formulation, Packaging Plant in Jiangsu, China

New plant in Rudong is scheduled to commence end of 2014.

Americas

The Resurgence of Auxin Herbicides

Resistance, GMOs drive rebirth of legacy actives and combination products.

Africa

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.

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China

FMC Names New Director for Agricultural Solutions in Asia and President of FMC Asia

Bethwyn Todd was also elected a vice president of FMC Corporation by the Board of Directors.

Crop Inputs

Bayer CropScience’s Sonata Fungicide Available For Broadacre Crops

With the label transition from Ballad Plus, Sonata can now be used to protect against diseases in broadacre crops in registered states.

Americas

HP Mile Acquires Lauraville Packaging

Acquisition provides HP Mile with the capabilities to print and produce specialty multi-web ECL constructions.

China

Reports Suggest China Approves Syngenta’s Viptera Corn

Chinese authorities have informed some agriculture industry officials the government has approved U.S. imports of a type of genetically modified

Americas

Marrone Bio Innovations’ Regalia Maxx Biofungicide Receives Registration in Brazil

First approved plant extract-based fungicide in Brazil brings growers new solution for protecting against disease, which can result in higher quality and yields.