India/Southeast Asia
Crop Inputs

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

Crop Inputs

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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Crop Inputs

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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Crop Inputs

Syngenta Expands Corn Traits in Vietnam

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

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Crop Inputs

Rotam To Open Vietnam Office

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

Crop Inputs

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.

Crop Inputs

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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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.

Americas

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.

Crop Inputs

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.

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.

Africa

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

Crop Inputs

Substantial Increase in Ag Productivity the Answer in India, Says Radha Mohan Singh

Superior genetics in seed combined with improved agronomies will be the key strategy to break the yield barriers, says Minister.

Crop Inputs

Dhanuka Agritech Launches Herbicide for Sugarcane in India

Sugarcane demand grows in India.

Sourcing Summit Roundtable
China

India Looks to Gain Global Market Share

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

Americas

10 Crop Protection Trends For 2015

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

Crop Inputs

India, Israel Continue Agricultural Cooperation

Experts from Israel have been training Indian officials in protected cultivation, post-harvest management, irrigation and other best agricultural practices.

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

Slideshow: FCI Global Sourcing Summit

Sourcing is of concern to buyers around the world. This Global Sourcing Summit provides attendees an opportunity to address unprecedented challenges and learn about solutions from some of the most innovative companies in the industry.

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Africa

Algeria’s Reforms to Lift Agchem Market

The desire by North Africa’s hydrocarbon-rich Algeria to increase the contribution of its agriculture to the country’s economy and to

Africa

Algeria’s Reforms to Lift Agchem Market

Country has launched major changes in land management and investment in agricultural sector, raising hopes of increased use of quality farm inputs.

Adjuvants

CPDA ‘Optimistic’ U.S. Regulators Will Amend Re-Labeling Rule

Dr. Susan Ferenc, president of the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology, is “optimistic” that U.S. regulators will provide some discretionary relief in requiring distributors to re-label certain non-pesticide agrochemical products

Americas

Label Updates Announced for EVEREST 2.0 Herbicide

Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has approved label updates for Arysta LifeScience North America’s EVEREST 2.0 Herbicide. The new registration includes

Crop Inputs

Sipcam to Evaluate Two Products From Eden Research

Eden Research plc, a natural micro-encapsulation company, signed an Evaluation Agreement with Sipcam Italia Spa and Sipcam Iberia (Sipcam, a Sumitomo-related