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Date：Feb. 27, 2012 Category：Companies
SDS Biotech and its majority shareholder Idemitsu Kosan have started joint research projects to establish a commercial production process for SDS’s newly devel...
Date：Feb. 21, 2012 Category：Markets
Japan’s paddy herbicide market is lively at the moment, ahead of the rice-planting season and after a string of new pesticide launches starting in 2011, and co...
Date：Feb. 1, 2012 Category：Companies
Out of three companies that count agrochemicals as core business, Nihon Nohyaku and Kumiai Chemical Industry reported sales and profit gains for their respectiv...
Date：Jan. 30, 2012 Category：Companies
Nissan Chemical Industries set the stage for accelerated activities at its Biological Research Laboratories, its center for the research of agricultural chemica...
Date：Jan. 11, 2012 Category：Companies
Otsuka AgriTechno acquired Bayer CropScience’s business, including assets and commercial rights, in benzofenap, a rice-cultivation herbicide, for an unspecifie...
Date：Dec. 23, 2011 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Eisuke Ishihara, who became president of Kumiai Chemical Industry in January, said that Japan is “blessed with water, soil and climate conditions that allow th...
Date：Dec. 16, 2011 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
SDS Biotech became a consolidated subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan this year, starting a new era for the company.
Date：Dec. 1, 2011 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha has a sales target of 70 bn yen ($9.1 bn) in fiscal 2015 for its pesticides business.
Date：Nov. 24, 2011 Category：Markets
Agrochemical sales in Japan up by 0.9% to 331,871 mn yen ($4.3 billion at the current rate) in the 2011 pesticide year, which ran from October 2010 to September...
Date：Nov. 7, 2011 Category：Companies
Asahi Industries said it would be forming a joint venture in China this December with Toyota Tsusho and Longda Foodstuff Group, a major food company based in Sh...
Date：Nov. 1, 2011 Category：Companies
Kanto Denka Kogyo plans to raise the output capacities at its Shibukawa plant in Gunma Prefecture for nitrogen trifluoride gas to 3,500 t/y, from the current 3,...
Date：Oct. 20, 2011 Category：Companies
Asahi Kasei Chemicals, with the collaboration of the Japan Sewage Works Agency, completed a bench-scale trial of a new system to recover phosphate salts from se...
Date：Oct. 18, 2011 Category：Companies
Mitsui Chemicals Agro is actively utilizing the business and capital partnership that it forged in May with Sotus International by newly outsourcing to the Thai...
Date：Oct. 10, 2011 Category：Products
Kumiai Chemical Industry is anticipating US and Australian approval within this year for the registration of its pyroxasulfone as a new herbicide, with the mark...
Date：Sep. 26, 2011 Category：Companies
Marubeni Corp. said that it has entered extensive discussions with a local company to participate in this company’s new phosphate-ore development project in So...
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha is set to launch its pesticides in India in November in partnership with a local pesticide maker and planning to start full-fledged sales...
Date：Sep. 15, 2011 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Meiji Seika Pharma was formed this April from a reorganization of Meiji Holdings. Hisashi Nakamura, general manager of the company’s agrichemical department, s...
Date：Sep. 15, 2011 Category：Companies
JCAM Agri decided to terminate its Onahama plant’s production of nitrate fertilizers by the end of the year and consolidate their production at its Fuji plant,...
Date：Sep. 7, 2011 Category：Companies
Major fertilizer manufacturer MC Ferticom plans to invest several hundreds of millions of yen (several million dollars) this summer to consolidate its productio...
Date：Aug. 31, 2011 Category：Companies
Pesticide manufacturer Nihon Nohyaku is poised to step up its overseas business by positioning new marketing personnel in either Chile or Argentina this year, a...