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February 26, 2014
Aceto named Carlos Restrepo, formerly v.p./intermediates and solvents at Ashland, senior v.p./performance chemicals, effective 24 February. Restrepo will report to Aceto CEO Salvatore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Aceto-names-former-Ashland-exec-performance-chemicals-head_59121.html
February 25, 2014
Monsanto has added to its growing precision agriculture footprint by acquiring the soil analysis business of Solum (Ames, IA) for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes the Solum brand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-acquires-soil-analysis-firm_59085.html
February 25, 2014
Renewable fuels and chemicals start-up GreenLight Biosciences (Medford, MA) says it has entered into a partnership with Bayer CropScience to explore applications of GreenLight’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-signs-agbio-collaboration-with-Massachusetts-start-up_59089.html
February 13, 2014
Global biotech crop hectarage grew 3%, or 5 million hectares, in 2013, according to a report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ISAAA-Developing-countries-lead-growth-of-biotech-crops_58802.html
February 12, 2014
The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is cooperating with the European Union to help Belarus destroy prohibited and unusable pesticides and reduce the risks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Belarus-signs-agreement-to-destroy-stockpiles-of-obsolete-pesticides_58763.html
February 11, 2014
Novozymes and Monsanto say they have closed their previously announced, long-term strategic alliance aimed at jointly developing agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-and-Novozymes-launch-ag-biologicals-alliance_58738.html
February 11, 2014
Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) announced today that it has launched a new computationally based target discovery platform for novel chemical herbicides. Evogene says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Evogene-launches-technology-for-identifying-new-herbicide-targets_58737.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of chloralose (anhydroglucochloral). The hazard...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ECHA-invites-comments-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-chloralose_58733.html
February 10, 2014
FMC has named Michael Seyfert, a former aide to US Senator Pat Roberts, director/government affairs for the company’s agricultural solutions segment. Seyfert will be responsible...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/FMC-names-former-Senate-aide-head-of-government-affairs-for-ag_58719.html
February 5, 2014
FMC today reported fourth-quarter earnings down 73.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $27.1 million, or 20 cts/share, on sales up 24%, to $1.1 billion. Earnings were hit by $114.3 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/FMC-earnings-beat-estimates-as-ag-results-jump_58582.html
February 5, 2014
Syngenta, the world's largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is embarking on a cost-savings plan that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-embarks-on-cost-savings-plan-as-earnings-decline-ups-margin-target_58560.html
February 5, 2014
Adama Agricultural Solutions, formerly Makhteshim Agan, a leading global provider of crop protection solutions, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Chen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Adama-appoints-new-CEO-prepares-for-IPO_58492.html
January 27, 2014
Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI), the world’s leading supplier of generic crop protection chemicals, has announced that it will transition to a new global brand, Adama, beginning...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Makhteshim-Agan-changes-name-to-Adama-Agricultural-Solutions_58323.html
January 17, 2014
FMC says it initiated litigation on 16 January against Summit Agro Ukraine (Kiev) and Summit North American Holdings Corp. (Wilmington, DE) in the United States District Court at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/FMC-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-against-Summit-Agro_58047.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
January 8, 2014
Strong soybean and glyphosate sales helped Monsanto offset lower corn results and exceed analysts’ estimates for its fiscal first quarter.  The company reports net income of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-tops-estimates-on-strong-soybean-and-glyphosate-results_57800.html
January 2, 2014
Food safety firm Neogen Corporation (Lansing, MI) announced today that it has acquired Chem-Tech Ltd., a Pleasantville, IA-based manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Neogen-acquires-Chem-Tech_57717.html
December 31, 2013
Biopesticide firm Marrone Bio Innovations (Davis, CA) says it has initiated production of Grandevo, the company's flagship bioinsecticide, at its Bangor, MI plant. This is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Marrone-begins-bioinsecticide-production-at-Michigan-plant_57701.html
December 26, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for nine copper compounds: copper (II) oxide; copper...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ECHA-calls-for-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-nine-copper-compounds_57657.html
December 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that two neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid and imidacloprid, may affect the developing human nervous system. EFSA's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/EFSA-to-assess-potential-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-developmental-neurotoxicity_57468.html
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