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Oct. 5, 2015Companies
Bayer CropScience expanding Canada Lethbridge canola seed processing plant
Bayer CropScience unveils the results of its major expansion of the Canola Seed Processing Plant located in Lethbridge, Alberta. With significant upgrades to the Building and Seed Cleaning facilities, Bayer CropScience is confirming its commitment to offer Canadian growers the highest quality InVigor canola seed.   Read More
Oct. 5, 2015Products
US EPA registers biochemical miticide to combat varroa mites
US EPA has registered a new biochemical miticide, Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to provide another option for beekeepers to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies.   Read More
Oct. 5, 2015Markets
Pesticide residues found in 12.5% of Indian food samples
Identifying a major health hazard, the government has found residues of pesticides in a significant proportion of vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country.   Read More
Oct. 5, 2015Companies
EuroChem ships first phosphate rock from Kazakhstan mine
Swiss agrochemical company EuroChem has completed its first intra-group delivery of ground phosphate rock from its mining operations in Kazakhstan.Swiss agrochemical company EuroChem has completed its first intra-group delivery of ground phosphate rock from its mining operations in Kazakhstan.   Read More
Oct. 5, 2015Companies
SynTech’s new acquisition enhances its UK operation
SynTech Research has announced the acquisition of Suffolk & Cambridge Crop Station (SACCS). It will move all of its field operations to a new fixed site field station at Old Hall Farm, Pakenham, Suffolk.   Read More
Oct. 5, 2015Companies
Bayer and NWA partner to aid watermelon growers
Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds and the National Watermelon Association (NWA) are entering into an unprecedented partnership to attract new members into the association. Effective immediately and for the next two years, Bayer is funding first-year memberships to all eligible watermelon growers.   Read More
Oct. 5, 2015Markets
Half of Europe opts out of new GM crop scheme
Half of the European Union’s 28 countries and three of its regions have opted out of a new GM crop scheme, in a blow to biotech industry hopes.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Regulations
US EPA releases draft risk assessments for 22 sulfonylurea herbicides
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released for public comment several draft risk assessments – one combined ecological risk assessment covering 22 sulfonylurea (SU) chemicals, and individual human health risk assessments for each of them, with the exception of bensulfuron-methyl, which has not yet been completed.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Markets
Tackling wheat rust diseases requires $108 million a year, study shows
He calculated that the economically justifiable investment in wheat rust research and development should be $108 million a year, equivalent to an annual investment of $0.51 per hectare per year across the current 212 million hectares (524 acres) of wheat worldwide.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Companies
Verdesian Life Sciences names new vice presidents
As farmers seek advanced, innovative ways to keep their operations profitable and efficient, companies must rise to the challenge to provide solutions in the ever-evolving agricultural landscape.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Products
Colombia approved Stockton’s biofungicide Timorex Gold for use in tobacco
The Stockton Group has obtained from the Colombian Agricultural Institute – ICA – this September, the right to extend the use of its product Timorex Gold for the control leaf spot (Cercospora Nicotianae – Alternaria sp) in tobacco cultivation.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Companies
TKI acquires global hexazinone herbicide business assets from DuPont
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI), a U.S. subsidiary of Tessenderlo Group, and DuPont Crop Protection announced the sale of certain of DuPont's global Hexazinone solo product and its Hexazinone/Diuron-only mixture product business assets to TKI.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Companies
Agriphar officially changed its name to Arysta LifeScience Benelux
On 1st October 2015, the company Agriphar officially becomes Arysta LifeScience Benelux.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Companies
BASF expands production capacities of Littlehampton, UK site
With the opening of its expanded Littlehampton, UK production site, BASF is strengthening its ability to sustainably meet the growing global demand for biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Companies
Dow AgroSciences, Synthace collaborate to accelerate product development
Synthace and Dow AgroSciences announce they have entered into a research collaboration to optimize technology by accelerating development of fermentation-based production of crop protection products.   Read More
Oct. 2, 2015Companies
UPL group's Advanta Sementes enters soybean seeds market in Brazil
An arm of Indian group UPL, Advanta Sementes has just announced its entrance in the Brazilian market of soybean seeds. With the commercial brand “Vereda”, the new line has two varieties: ADV4341 IPRO and ADV4317 IPRO, both developed in partnership with Don Mario and using Monsanto's Intacta technology.   Read More
Oct. 1, 2015Products
Rizobacter launched Signum bio-inducer in US
Rizobacter, together with its American distributor Precision Laboratories, launched onto the American agricultural market Signum bio-inducer. This product, positioned in the Premium line treatments, represents a giant leap in the inoculation technologies of the agricultural microbiology company that has been working on the research and development lines in that country for 10 years, in order to maximize the biological capacities of the crop and meet the needs of the local production.   Read More
Oct. 1, 2015Products
Syngenta launches Filia fungicide in Malaysia
Syngenta Malaysia launched FILIA (tricyclazole + propiconazole) in Pendang, Kedah, at a three day event attended by rice growers from across the country.   Read More
Oct. 1, 2015Companies
Sumi Agro and Sipcam enhance strategic alliance for Europe market
Sumitomo Corporation through its 100% owned subsidiary, a holding company of crop protection distribution companies, Sumi Agro Europe Ltd. and Sipcam S.p.A. exchanged a further 10% shareholding in their intermediate holding companies Sumi Agro Ltd. and Sipcam Europe S.p.A. on September 24, 2015, which increases the capital alliance between SAE and Sipcam HQ to 20% from the previous level of 10% mutual shareholding.   Read More
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