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April 18, 2012
Syngenta today reported a 9% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2012 with volumes advancing by 5% and prices contributing 4%. Reported sales were 7% higher at $4.3 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngentas-Sales-Rise-by-9-percent-Integrated-Strategy-Driving-Performance_42744.html
April 16, 2012
Sugar beet. Photo courtesy Bayer CropScience. Bayer CropScience says it has signed a joint development and commercialization agreement with KWS SAAT (Einbeck, Germany) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-and-KWS-SAAT-Codevelop-Herbicide-Tolerant-Sugar-Beet_42662.html
April 10, 2012
EPA announced yesterday that it has denied a petition from the Natural Resources Defence Council’s (NRDC) asking the agency to cancel product registrations and revoke all food...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/EPA-Denies-Environmental-Group-Petition-to-Ban-24-D_42619.html
April 7, 2012
Number's Up: Research links exposure with decline in bee colonies. Researchers at Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Two-Studies-Link-Insecticides-With-Decline-in-Bee-Populations_42574.html
April 4, 2012
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) says its Sumi Agro Europe (SAE; London)subsidiary, which is engaged in the sale of agchems, has formed a strategic capital alliance with Sipcam (Milan), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Sumitomo-Corp-Forms-Capital-Alliance-with-Italian-Agchem-Firm_42426.html
March 30, 2012
Researchers from Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA; Avignon, France) have published two studies in which they say that 85%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Neonicotinoids-Challenged-as-Study-Links-Imidacloprid-to-85-percent-Mortality-of-Queen-Bees-update_42397.html
March 27, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) recorded more than a four-fold increase in net profits for the fiscal first half ended January 31, 2012, compared with the year-ago period, to A$18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nufarm-Reports-Rise-in-Profits_42314.html
March 21, 2012
Bayer says it is targeting increased sales and profit margins for its healthcare and crop-science subgroups through 2014. Sales of Bayer HealthCare and Bayer CropScience are expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-Targets-Improved-Results-Through-2014_42028.html
March 20, 2012
Agrium has agreed to purchase 90% of Viterra’s agricultural retail business in Canada, and all of that business in Australia, the company says. The deal is a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Agrium-to-Buy-Viterras-Retail-Business-in-Canada-and-Australia_42130.html
March 19, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) and Sumitomo Chemical say they have entered into new distribution arrangements for Canada and three European countries--Hungary, Romania and Ukraine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nufarm-and-Sumitomo-Expand-Cooperation_42094.html
March 13, 2012
Yissum (Jerusalem), the technology transfer arm of Hebrew University, says it has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Chemical’s Agrofresh unit and North Carolina State...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-Hebrew-University-Collaborate-on-Ethylene-Antagonist_41807.html
March 13, 2012
Makhteshim Agan Group (Tel Aviv) recorded net losses $26.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with net losses of $159.2 million in the corresponding quarter of 2010. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/New-Operations-and-Higher-Selling-Prices-Drive-Makhteshims-Improved-Results_41958.html
March 9, 2012
Bayer CropScience has acquired the germplasm assets of ProSoy Genetics, the soybean breeding division of privately-held Thompson Agronomics (Leland, IO). Financial details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-Acquires-Germplasm-Assets-of-ProSoy-Genetics_41897.html
March 6, 2012
America Vanguard (AmVac) posted net income of $6.4 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011,  64% higher than the same year-ago quarter. Sales increased 36%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/American-Vanguard-Profits-Surge_41819.html
March 6, 2012
FMC says it has agreed with Kumiai Chemical Industry (Tokyo) to evaluate the potential for development and commercialization of a new herbicide. The herbicide was developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/FMC-to-Evaluate-Development-and-Commercialization-of-New-Herbicide_41813.html
March 5, 2012
Dow AgroSciences has divested its European Dithane fungicide business to Indofil Industries (Mumbai), a member of the K.K. Modi Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-Divests-European-Dithane-Fungicide-Business-to-Indian-Firm_41788.html
March 2, 2012
Genetically Modified (GM) crops were grown over an area of 160 million hectares in 2011, an 8% increase compared with 2010, according to a report by the International Service for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/GM-Crop-Area-Grows-8-percent-to-160-Million-Ha-Checks-19-Million-m-t-year-of-Emissions_41765.html
February 29, 2012
The Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI; Athens), Greece's chemical industry association, says it is confident the Greek chemical industry will overcome the challenging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Greek-Chemical-Industry-Can-Overcome-Economic-Challenges-Through-Collaboration_41670.html
February 29, 2012
An explosion at Hebei Keeper Chemical Industries Co.’s (Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China) production facility at Zhaoxian county in Hebei Province, on February 28, killed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Explosion-at-Chemical-Plant-in-China-Kills-16_41665.html
February 21, 2012
Bayer says it will establish two "Bayer Bee Care Centers" to consolidate existing and future bee health projects from Bayer companies in cooperation with external partners...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-Ramps-Up-Bee-Health-Efforts_41512.html
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