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Krish Biotech Research Private Limited Receives GLP Accreditation

Krish Biotech Research Private Limited (KBRPL) has earned the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Compliance Certification from the National Good Laboratory

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Tamil Nadu Restricts Sale of Crop Protection Products

After the state of Kerala expressed concern about excessive pesticides use on farms in neighboring Tamil Nadu, the state agricultural department decided to

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Monsoons Arrival Good News For Crop Protection Industry

The monsoons have arrived and that could be good news for distributors of crop protection products. Along with the rains

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Bayer CropScience Acquisition Expands Indian Vegetable Offerings

Bayer CropScience will acquire SeedWorks India Pvt. Ltd. The Hyderabad-based company founded in 1998, specializes in breeding, production, and marketing

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BASF Opens R&D Center in Pune, India

R&D center will focus on global agricultural research on herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, as well as on solutions that go beyond classical crop protection.


5 Issues Changing the Crop Protection Industry

Demands on the agricultural sector are increasing.

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India PM Pushes for Technology-Driven Agriculture

This is the first time the PM articulated the government’s stand on GM crops, while calling for better research and higher productivity to boost farm earnings.

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Astec Lifesciences Post Positive Q4 Results

Astec Lifesciences stock jumped 18% to $2.56 (Rs 163) on the National Stock Exchange after the company’s consolidated net profit for

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New Sales and Lower Operating Costs Fuel Growth for Punjab Chemicals

Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection is expect quadruple its 2014-2015 net profit from $704,699 (4.5 crore) to $3.13 million (20

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BASF Launches Seltima Fungicide in Indonesia

After its debut in Indonesia, Seltima is scheduled to be available for the 2015 season in Vietnam, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.

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Syngenta Expands Corn Traits in Vietnam

Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer.

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Rotam To Open Vietnam Office

The region has been identified as strategically important for the crop protection firm’s growth.

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How Monsanto India’s Public-Private Partnership Is Improving Corn Farmers’ Lives

Uttar Pradesh government’s Hybrid Maize Enhancement Program aims to improve crop yields and incomes of maize farmers from 26 districts across the state.

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Arysta Introduces Natural Biostimulant in India

Growers in select areas of India have a new tool to help grow a variety of crops using a natural biostimulant from Arysta LifeScience.

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India Looks to Gain Global Market Share

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


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.

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How Asia Is Gaining Ground in Drought-Tolerant Corn

Asia has lagged behind in developing corn that requires less water. An international public-private partnership is helping deliver a low-cost solution.

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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.


To Bring Green Revolution to Africa, Countries Must Develop New Technologies

“Assuming Africa is an appropriate setting for another Asian-style Green Revolution is misleading and could result in, yet again, a frustrated attempt to attain sustainable agricultural growth." --IFPRI

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A Decade of Innovation

BLAMS. It’s not a sound effect from the pages of a super hero comic book. Instead this nifty acronym is

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Rotam Expands Chile Product Portfolio

Rotam Chile is expanding its market offer with the acquisition of 15 products registrations bought from a local company Mabruk.


EPA: 2,4-D, Glyphosate, Imidacloprid Among Pesticide Chemicals Not Endocrine Disruptors

Nearly three dozen pesticide chemicals tested by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system have been deemed

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Eurofins Adds New Regulatory Group in Niefern

Eurofins Regulatory AG plans to add an Agro Team in Niefern to the already existing Agro Regulatory Group in Rheinfelden and


Valent BioSciences Chile to Merge with Pace International Chile

In a move that will strengthen customer service, trading capacity and geographic coverage, Pace International, a post-harvest solutions, technologies and services