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February 15, 2012
BASF says it will invest $33 million to expand its plant biotechnology and crop protection R&D facilities at Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, NC). Plans include a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASF-Investing-$33-Million-in-Plant-Biotech-Facility_41368.html
February 14, 2012
Dow AgroSciences says it is moving forward with a significant, multi-year asset investment in the U.S. for its 2,4-D choline herbicide product line, trade named Enlist.  2,4-D...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-to-Make-Significant-Investment-in-24-D-Choline_41340.html
February 9, 2012
BASF says it has agreed with Cofco Tunhe (Bejing), to co-develop and enhance sustainable tomato cultivation in China. Cofco Tunhe is one of the world's largest tomato producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASF-to-Co-Develop-Sustainable-Tomato-Production-with-Chinese-Company_41207.html
February 8, 2012
FMC says it has signed an exclusive distribution and development agreement with Consumo em Verde (CEV) Biotecnologia das Plantas, S.A. (Lisbon, Portugal) for the fungicidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/FMC-Signs-Exclusive-Agreement-for-Access-to-New-Patented-Fungicide_41091.html
February 8, 2012
Syngenta today reported a 14% increase in 2011 net income to $1.6 billion on sales also up 14% at $13.3 billion. Sales of crop protection products were 14% higher at $10.2 billion and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngentas-Net-Income-and-Sales-Rise-Benefiting-from-Integration_41078.html
February 8, 2012
Agrium today reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $193 million, or $1.20/share, up 43% from the year-ago period. Excluding a $134 million loss from discontinued operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Agrium-Earnings-Rise-43-percent_41093.html
February 7, 2012
Dow AgroSciences and drug discovery services firm BioDuro (Wilmington, NC) say they have signed a three-year discovery research agreement to generate novel molecules for synthesizing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-AgroSciences-BioDuro-Sign-Research-Agreement_41076.html
February 2, 2012
BASF says the value of its crop protection pipeline increased by €400 million ($525.8 million)  to €2.8 billion, driven mainly by the company’s star fungicide F...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASFs-Crop-Protection-Pipeline-Value-Jumps-to-&euro2-8-Billion_40887.html
February 1, 2012
Tessenderlo Kerley (Phoenix) says it will acquire the crop protection assets of Bayer CropScience’s global carbaryl unit, including trade names, know-how, registrations and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Tessenderlo-Buys-Bayer-CropScience-Carbaryl-Assets_40958.html
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
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