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January 25, 2012
Bayer CropScience, one of the leading producers of agricultural chemicals, has outlined its goals and affirmed its commitment to addressing the challenges posed by population growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-Affirms-Commitment-to-Food-Security-Speeds-Phaseout-of-Old-Insecticides_40713.html
January 17, 2012
Makhteshim Agan (Tel-Aviv) says it has completed a public tender for the purchase of the company's Series B and D debentures, and announced the results of the debt financing. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Makhteshim-Agan-Completes-Debt-Financing-of-$281-Million_40521.html
January 17, 2012
BASF announced today that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America, citing a a lack of acceptance for plant biotechnology in many parts of Europe,...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASF-Plant-Science-Moves-Headquarters-to-U-S-Plans-to-Halt-Development-of-GM-Crops-for-Europe_40454.html
January 10, 2012
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled in favor of Makhteshim Agan in a patent infringement dispute with BASF over the widely-used termicide fibronil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Court-Rules-in-Makhteshims-Favor-in-Fibronil-Infringement-Suit_40368.html
January 9, 2012
High crop prices should drive solid demand for seeds and crop protection products in 2012, and glyphosate-resistant weeds and new seed technologies could help second-tier firms such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Agchems-and-Seeds-Headed-for-Another-Solid-Year_40273.html
January 5, 2012
Latin American demand for seeds lifted Monsanto's first-quarter earnings above its guidance and analysts' estimates, and the company says it now expects earnings for its 2012 fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Latin-American-Seed-Sales-Lift-Monsantos-First-Quarter-Profits_40188.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
December 6, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it has signed a deal with LG Life Sciences (Seoul), an affiliate of LG, to acquire its ethaboxam fungicide business. The acquisition will be completed this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Sumitomo-to-Acquire-a-Fungicide-Business-from-LG-Life-Sciences_39515.html
December 5, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Ecolab and Nalco closed their $8.3-billion merger, which values Nalco at $38.80/share. Ecolab will issue 68.3 million new shares to fund part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Nov-28-Dec-2_39513.html
December 2, 2011
This Week on CW:   BASF is targeting an 80% increase in sales by 2020, to $153 billion. Development and sale of sustainable products and expansion into emerging markets are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-2_39481.html
November 23, 2011
Crops thought to be unaffected by a widely-used herbicide may in fact need more water or nutrients to grow, according to a Department of Energy-funded study recently published in The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Study-Finds-24-D-May-Increase-Crops-Water-Nutrient-Needs_39306.html
November 21, 2011
DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business says it has signed a multi-year collaboration with Evogene (Rehovot, Israel) to improve resistance to soybean rust. Under the agreement, DuPont...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/DuPont-and-Evogene-Partner-to-Improve-Soybean-Rust-Resistance_39200.html
November 17, 2011
Mosaic has announced that it is repurchasing 21.3 million shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Trust for $1.2 billion, a purchase price of $54.58/share, equal to Mosaic’s closing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Mosaic-and-Cargill-Trust-Complete-Share-Sale_39128.html
November 7, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it has produced 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting. The 2,4-D choline will be used to produce an herbicide sold under the trade name Enlist Duo, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-AgroSciences-Produces-24-D-Choline_38899.html
November 7, 2011
Makhteshim Agan Group (Tel Aviv) registered a $10-million net profit in the third quarter of 2011 compared with a $56-million net loss in the corresponding period of 2010, on sales up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Makhteshim-Agan-Swings-to-a-Net-Profit_38898.html
October 27, 2011
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has licensed the rights to develop crop protection products based on two Summerdale Inc.’s (Verona, WI) patents covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Amvac-Looking-to-Expand-Biopesticide-Portfolio_38605.html
October 26, 2011
Rentech Nitrogen Partners, the nitrogen fertilizer arm of Rentech, is planning an IPO worth up to $362 million, the company says. Rentech also has a biofuels businesses. The nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nitrogen-Fertilizer-Business-to-IPO_38591.html
October 25, 2011
ScottsMiracle-Gro (Marysville, OH) and Marrone Bio Innovations (Davis, CA) say they have entered into an agreement to adapt agricultural biopesticides for the consumer market. Under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ScottsMiracle-Gro-Signs-Biopesticide-Development-Deal_38491.html
October 24, 2011
DuPont and  biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) say they have agreed to jointly develop and distribute a biofungicide based on AgraQuest’s Bacillus pumilus strain QST...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/DuPont-AgraQuest-Partner-on-Biofungicide_38465.html
October 21, 2011
This Week on CW:   As earnings season gathered steam reports were, once again, mixed. AkzoNobel reported net income down 32% year-on-year, to 217 million ($301 million), as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-21_38475.html
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