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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
December 17, 2013
Dow AgroSciences and John Deere announced today that they will work together to develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and provide information to farmers that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-and-John-Deere-announce-precision-ag-partnership_57448.html
December 10, 2013
Monsanto and Novozymes announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to jointly develop agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops, fruits, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Novozymes-form-ag-biologicals-alliance_57243.html
December 6, 2013
Syngenta today announced the launches of two products for sugarcane under the company’s Plene brand. Plene Evolve and Plene PB will help growers increase yields and plant quality...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-launches-sugarcane-products-under-Plene-brand_57160.html
December 5, 2013
Bayer CropScience announced today that it entered into an agreement to purchase the start-up company FN Semillas (Buenos Aires). FN Semillas specializes in breeding, production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-to-acquire-start-up-seeds-company-in-Argentina_57102.html
December 4, 2013
Syngenta is today hosting a crop update event in Brazil for analysts and investors focusing on soybean, specialty crops, and sugarcane. The combined sales potential of these three...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-gives-crop-update-at-analysts-event-in-Brazil_57070.html
December 3, 2013
PotashCorp announced today that it is taking the “difficult but necessary” step to reduce its workforce in Canada, the United States, and Trinidad by approximately 18%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/PotashCorp-to-slash-more-than-1000-jobs-close-plants-to-improve-performance_57046.html
December 3, 2013
Makhteshim Agan, the world leader in branded, off-patent crop protection solutions, announced today that it has acquired Agrovita, a distributor of crop protection products in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Makhteshim-Agan-acquires-Slovak-agchems-distributor-Agrovita_57041.html
November 13, 2013
NorthEdge Capital (Manchester, UK), a private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has acquired Fine Industries (Seal Sands, UK), a manufacturer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/NorthEdge-Capital-acquires-UK-firm-Fine-Industries_56662.html
November 10, 2013
Makhteshim Agan, the world’s leading supplier of generic crop protection chemicals, on Sunday reported a large increase in third-quarter profits and sales buoyed by improved...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Makhteshim-Agan-reports-highest-third-quarter-sales-in-its-history_56603.html
November 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it filed legal action challenging the EU Commission’s decision to restrict major seed treatment uses of the company's fipronil insecticide in the EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASF-sues-EU-over-fipronil-ban_56466.html
October 31, 2013
American Vanguard (Amvac) reports third-quarter net income increased 9.9% year-over-year (YOY), to $8.9 million, on stronger sales of crop protection products. Sales increased 8.2%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Amvac-posts-10-percent-profit-gain_56366.html
October 30, 2013
Syngenta says it has registered Fortenza, a novel insecticide for use on soybean, corn, and sunflower, in Argentina. The company says that further registration is pending in several...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-launches-insecticide-for-seed-treatment_56311.html
October 23, 2013
Monsanto has named current president and chief commercial officer Brett Begemann as president and COO, effective immediately—expanding his role to oversee global commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsantos-Begemann-named-COO_56133.html
October 17, 2013
Syngenta says its third-quarter sales rose by 11%, at constant exchange rates, to $2.9 billion. Sales in Latin  America rose by 17%, to $1.2 billion; Europe, Mideast, and Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-posts-11-percent-sales-increase-maintains-full-year-target_55991.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
October 8, 2013
Dow AgroSciences announced today that it has won a second lawsuit in a patent infringement fray with Bayer CropScience over Dow’s Enlist herbicide-resistant technology. Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Court-rules-Dow-seed-does-not-infringe-Bayer-CropScience-patents_55750.html
October 7, 2013
FMC and Chr. Hansen (Hørsholm, Denmark), a global bioscience company specializing in cultures, enzymes, and fermentation, announced today that they have signed an exclusive...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/FMC-and-Chr-Hansen-sign-biological-crop-protection-deal-FMC-buys-CAEB_55703.html
October 4, 2013
Dow AgroSciences is advancing an insect-resistant soybean for South America that, if approved, will compete directly with a newly launched seed Monsanto expects to be its next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-developing-competitor-to-Monsantos-Intacta-soybean_55678.html
October 2, 2013
Monsanto reports a wider-than-expected loss for its seasonally weak quarter and missed analyst forecasts as year-over-year (YOY) gains in corn seed and glyphosate sales were not enough...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-misses-estimates-announces-$930-million-data-analytics-acquisition_55580.html
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