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February 5, 2008
Monsanto says it has received regulatory approval from Japan, the Philippines, and Taiwan for its second-generation Roundup Ready (RR2) soybean technology. Monsanto's RR2 soybean...
February 4, 2008
Sumitomo Chemical says it has filed complaints against Syngenta for allegedly violating Sumitomo’s invention patent for the insecticide clothianidin. The company filed the...
January 24, 2008
BASF says its BASF Plant Science unit and the National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS; Beijing) have entered a cooperation and licensing agreement in biotechnology. it is the...
January 22, 2008
Rohm and Haas (R&H) and Syngenta have agreed to form an alliance to develop and commercialize Invinsa crop protection technology, which is currently under development by...
January 15, 2008
Growth in developing markets should lead industry growth this year, offsetting the negative impacts of a weak U.S. economy, tighter credit markets, and soaring energy costs as our...
January 14, 2008
American Vanguard (AVD; Newport Beach, CA) subsidiary Amvac Chemical says it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Valent U.S.A.’s (Walnut Creek, CA) Orthene insecticide...
December 12, 2007
Tessenderlo Kerley (Phoenix), a Tessenderlo Group unit, has acquired DuPont’s terbacil herbicide crop protection assets for an undisclosed sum. The terbacil herbicide is sold...
December 12, 2007
Agrium says it has agreed to acquire UAP Holding (Dorchester, ONT), a distributor of agriculture chemicals, fertilizers, and related products for approximately $2.65 billion, including...
December 12, 2007
DuPont says it expects double-digit earnings growth from its agriculture and nutrition business through 2012, with 2007 beating its previously announced 10% sales and earnings growth...
December 10, 2007
Agchem company Nufarm (Melbourne) says it ended discussions with a consortium of investors to buy the company. The consortium, comprising China National Chemical (Beijing), The...
December 4, 2007
DuPont says its agriculture and nutrition business platform is on track to meet its previously announced full-year 2007 outlook. The company expects sales from its ag and nutrition...
November 29, 2007
European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas has indicated to agrochemical groups that he will recommend rescinding commercial cultivation approvals for two types of genetically...
November 20, 2007
U.S. demand for home and garden pesticides is expected to grow 4.8%/year, valued at $1.7 billion by 2011, says a recent study by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). The home and garden...
November 7, 2007
American Vanguard (Newport Beach, CA) says it has acquired an insecticides manufacturing plant at BASF’s Hannibal, MO facility. Terms were not disclosed. The acquired plant makes...
November 2, 2007
Private equity firm Blackstone is bidding, together with China National Bluestar Corp., for agchems company Nufarm (Melbourne). But the bid could face a number of rival offers....
October 30, 2007
The European Parliament has approved European Commission proposals to tighten legislation covering the authorization and use of pesticides in the European Union (EU) (CW, Sept. 26, p...
October 30, 2007
Syngenta says it is preparing to apply for a new European Union (EU) registration for the herbicide paraquat, which Syngenta markets under the brand name Gramoxone. The move follows a...
October 30, 2007
Private equity company Industrial Equity Investments Ltd. (IEIL; Ireland) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arysta Lifescience Corp. (Tokyo), the 10th-biggest agchem...
October 30, 2007
Prices U.S.: $450/m.t. fob Tampa, spot EUROPE: $500/m.t. c&f, spot ASIA: $500/m.t. c&f, spot Outlook The global $6.5-billion ammonium phosphate market is expected to grow at...
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