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April 4, 2012
Strong demand for genetically modified corn seeds in the U.S. and Latin American bolstered Monsanto’s second-quarter results, and the company lifted its full-year guidance on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Posts-Profit-Gains-Increases-2012-Outlook_42477.html
April 2, 2012
French farmers and seed firms are appealing a March 16th decision by the French government to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified maize, MON810. Plaintiffs include The General...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/French-Farm-and-Seed-Groups-Appeal-GMO-Ban_42398.html
March 22, 2012
Corn acreages are growing in Argentina, Syngenta says. Syngenta says it has received regulatory approval to sell its quadruple stacked corn seed in Argentina. The Agrisure Viptera 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Argentina-Okays-Syngenta-Quadruple-Stack-Corn_42209.html
March 21, 2012
Bayer says it is targeting increased sales and profit margins for its healthcare and crop-science subgroups through 2014. Sales of Bayer HealthCare and Bayer CropScience are expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-Targets-Improved-Results-Through-2014_42028.html
March 2, 2012
Genetically Modified (GM) crops were grown over an area of 160 million hectares in 2011, an 8% increase compared with 2010, according to a report by the International Service for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/GM-Crop-Area-Grows-8-percent-to-160-Million-Ha-Checks-19-Million-m-t-year-of-Emissions_41765.html
February 29, 2012
DuPont says it has expanded its long-standing research collaboration with Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG; Adelaide, Australia), to increase research scale on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-and-Australian-Center-for-Plant-Functional-Genomics-Expand-Collaboration_41662.html
February 16, 2012
DuPont says it will build a technology hub for its Pioneer seed business at Beijing, China. The new facility will open later this year and will employ nearly 50 researchers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-to-Build-Technology-Hub-in-China-for-Seed-Business_41395.html
February 15, 2012
BASF says it will invest $33 million to expand its plant biotechnology and crop protection R&D facilities at Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, NC). Plans include a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/BASF-Investing-$33-Million-in-Plant-Biotech-Facility_41368.html
February 8, 2012
FMC says it has signed an exclusive distribution and development agreement with Consumo em Verde (CEV) Biotecnologia das Plantas, S.A. (Lisbon, Portugal) for the fungicidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/FMC-Signs-Exclusive-Agreement-for-Access-to-New-Patented-Fungicide_41091.html
February 8, 2012
Agrium today reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $193 million, or $1.20/share, up 43% from the year-ago period. Excluding a $134 million loss from discontinued operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Agrium-Earnings-Rise-43-percent_41093.html
February 2, 2012
Monsanto says it will not sell its MON810 maize seed in France in 2012 or the foreseeable future, citing a lack of support among farmers and government officials for genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Ends-GM-Seed-Efforts-in-France_40972.html
January 5, 2012
Latin 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Latin-American-Seed-Sales-Lift-Monsantos-First-Quarter-Profits_40188.html
January 4, 2012
DuPont says it will collaborate with NexSteppe (Malibu, CA) to develop sweet sorghum and high-biomass sorghum hybrids suitable for use as renewable feedstock. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Invests-in-Sorghum-Breeder-NexSteppe_40159.html
December 2, 2011
This 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-2_39481.html
December 1, 2011
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has acquired Seeds 2000 (Breckenridge, MN) for $55.2 million. Seeds 2000 is a sunflower seed research and production company with annual revenues...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Nufarm-Acquires-U-S-Seeds-Firm_39424.html
November 21, 2011
DuPont’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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-and-Evogene-Partner-to-Improve-Soybean-Rust-Resistance_39200.html
November 17, 2011
DuPont says its Pioneer Hi-Bred seeds business showed “solid” harvest performance in the 2011 North American harvest season, with its highest-volume corn and soybean...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPonts-Pioneer-Seed-Business-Reports-Yield-Advantages-Over-Monsanto_39132.html
November 7, 2011
Dow 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-AgroSciences-Produces-24-D-Choline_38899.html
October 31, 2011
Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, CA) and the South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) agreed to develop sugarcane varieties that require less nitrogen. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Arcadia-Signs-Sugarcane-Development-Deal_38712.html
October 21, 2011
DuPont says it has filed suit against Monsanto, alleging its competitor infringed a patent-protected seed production technique that “increases seed corn vigor to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Sues-Monsanto-Over-Seed-Production-Technique-Updated_38411.html
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