India/Southeast Asia

Koppert Enters Joint Venture in Hyderabad

KoSSIL is a joint venture between Koppert Biological Systems India and the local Devanur family, promotor of SOM Phytopharma Limited (India) and Agri Life.


FCI Sourcing Network Enjoys Successful Launch

The FCI Sourcing Network launched just weeks ago has already generated a great deal of interest from manufacturers and distributors looking to


FMC Finds Its Balance

A conversation with Mark Douglas on the company's new vision in the wake of its transformational acquisition of Cheminova.

Crop Protection

India’s Agriculture Ministry to be Renamed, Add Farmer Welfare to Focus

In an effort to focus on the needs of farmers India’s Agriculture Ministry will rename itself Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ministry,

Americas Summit

Indian Export and Domestic Crop Protection Markets Continue to Grow

Pradeep Dave, president of Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India and chairman of AIMCO Pesticides Inc., has seen about

FCI Sourcing Network

FCI Launches

No one links buyers and sellers like FCI. Over the years, our magazine has been the preferred advertising vehicle for


Tamil Nadu Ag University and Sun-Agro Biotech Research Center Work on Safer Pesticides

In an effort to develop safer pest-control technologies, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has renewed a memorandum of understanding

Crop Protection

India Seeks to Solve Food Security Concerns

India is looking for a permanent solution to its food security issues. Government representatives talked the WTO to resolve restrictions the organization had


Crop Protection Regulatory Harmonization in ASEAN Promoted by CropLife Asia

CropLife Asia's Science and Regulatory Affairs Director Dr. Vasant Patil spoke about the benefits a common regulatory framework for crop protection products would bring to the member states of ASEAN.

Crop Protection

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

Crop Protection

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

Crop Protection

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


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

Crop Protection

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.


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.

Crop Protection

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 Protection

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

Crop Protection

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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Charah Expands Fertilizer Business Internationally

Charah Agricultural Products business completed its first international delivery of SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer to a customer in the Dominican Republic


Dow and ICS-CAAS Join Forces to Further Rice Research and Product Development in China

Looking to capitalize on expertise and to develop new rice products, Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The


BASF, Embrapa Launch First GM Soybean Fully Developed in Brazil

BASF and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa) launched the Cultivance Production System, which contains the first genetically modified soybean fully developed

Crop Protection

Monsanto Drops Bid to Acquire Syngenta

After its latest offer to Syngenta was rebuffed, Monsanto has dropped its bid to acquire the company. “Without a basis


Sumitomo Chemical to Establish R&D Base in Brazil

Sumitomo Chemical announced it will place its “Latin America Research Center” in Brazil where scientists will conduct efficacy trials, research