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January 20, 2009
BASF and Monsanto say that they have formalized an existing cooperation by signing a joint-licensing agreement to accelerate the development of formulations for dicamba...
January 14, 2009
Monsanto will raise its dividend by 10% to 26.5 cts/share from 24 cts/share, the company says. The dividend relates to the second quarter of the company’s 2009 fiscal year, and...
January 13, 2009
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Igene (Columbia, Md.) have agreed to form a jv to produce natural-source astaxanthin, a nutrient used to impart a red color to farmed fish. The jv...
January 13, 2009
Seed Prices Stay Well Grounded Seed value will continue to be driven by the promise of significantly improved yields, coupled with traits replacing or reducing chemical need, says...
December 19, 2008
Pesticide manufacturers are urging Canada’s Ontario province to drop plans that would prohibit the sale and use of certain pesticides used for cosmetic or non-essential purposes...
December 12, 2008
Bayer is responding to the "considerably weaker sales and earnings" at its Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) subgroup by cutting back production in some areas with more measures to...
November 24, 2008
Potash company Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says it has cut production by 50% and will continue producing at the reduced rate until at least the end of December. The move will result...
November 18, 2008
China has become the largest producer in the global pesticides industry, with 1.7 billion tons produced in 2007, says a recent Research and Markets (R&M; Dublin) report. The...
September 29, 2008
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) says it will invest approximately $25 million to build a 7,000 m.t./year 3-cyanopyridine plant at Nantong, China, due onstream by the end of 2009...
September 15, 2008
Bayer CropScience says its growth strategy is based on a strong product development pipeline designed to meet fast-growing market demand. The company detailed the strategy at a...
September 12, 2008
Comprehensive new pesticide residue restrictions entered into force in the European Union (EU) earlier this month, an effort officials say will harmonize regulations in the 27 EU...
September 2, 2008
Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection (Mumbai) says it has acquired 70% stake in Indian agro-formulations company Parul Chemicals (Vadodara). Separately, Punjab Chemicals also plans to...
August 14, 2008
BASF says European Union (EU) regulators have approved four of its pesticides for commercial use across the EU. The pesticides approved are the fungicides epoxiconazole and...
August 4, 2008
BASF Crop Protection, a BASF subsidiary, says it will invest more than €150 million ($239 million) to increase capacity in response to expected strong demand for agchems. The...
August 4, 2008
The European Court of Justice rejected an appeal by pesticides manufacturer Makhteshim-Agan (Airport City, Israel) to overturn a 2006 European Union (EU) ban on the use of the...
July 29, 2008
Pesticide industry group CropLife America says it has filed a petition with EPA requesting “further examination and explanation” of EPA’s risk assessment for testing...
July 29, 2008
The European Court of Justice has rejected an appeal by pesticides manufacturer Makhteshim-Agan (Airport City, Israel) to overturn an EU ban, agreed in 2006, on the use of the...
July 21, 2008
EPA has issued new safety requirements for five pesticides, in an effort to reduce human exposure to soil fumigants. The requirements call for growers using methyl bromide...
July 9, 2008
Fine chemicals specialist Minakem (Beuvry-La-Foret, France) says it has bought the manufacturing assets of Penn Specialty Chemicals (Memphis, TN), a furan chemistry specialist...
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