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January 5, 2012Latin 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...
December 7, 2011The 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...
December 6, 2011Sumitomo 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...
December 5, 2011Topping 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...
December 2, 2011This 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...
November 23, 2011Crops 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...
November 21, 2011DuPont’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...
November 17, 2011Mosaic 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...
November 7, 2011Dow 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...
November 7, 2011Makhteshim 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...