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October 14, 2011
DuPont says the South African Competition Tribunal has rejected its bid to buy a majority stake in Pannar Seed (Greytown, South Africa), Africa’s largest seed firm. The Tribunal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Bid-for-Pannar-Denied_38312.html
October 14, 2011
Syngenta posted a 21% increase in sales for the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period of last year, to $2.7 billion. Third-quarter sales by the company's crop protection...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Strong-Crop-Protection-Markets-Boost-Syngentas-Third-Quarter-Sales_38307.html
October 6, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it has been granted exclusive rights to Fazenda Ana Paula’s (Salvador, Brazil) hybrid rice-breeding program. Financial terms were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Expands-Rice-Breeding-Program_37923.html
September 26, 2011
Approximately 25% of global agricultural land is used for wheat cultivation, making wheat the largest food crop worldwide in terms of area. Bayer CropScience and Evogene (Rehovot...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Evogene-Reach-Milestone-in-Wheat-Development-Deal_37860.html
September 15, 2011
Source: DuPont DuPont says market share gains in North America will boost earnings for its Pioneer Hi-Bred seed business. Based on USDA data, the company added 1 point share in corn...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Gains-Corn-and-Soybean-Market-Share_37628.html
September 2, 2011
Source: USDA  Western corn rootworm sampled from four Iowan fields were found to have developed a resistance to Monsanto's widely used Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Common-Corn-Pest-Found-to-Be-Resistant-to-Bt-Gene_37358.html
August 29, 2011
DuPont says its  Pioneer Hi-Bred business has received EPA approvals for its  Optimum AcreMax and Optimum AcreMax Xtra single-bag refuge corn  products. The Optimum...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Receives-EPA-Approval-for-Single-Bag-Refuge-Corn_37244.html
August 16, 2011
Sinochem (Beijing) says its wholly-owned subsidiary China National Seed Group (Sinoseeds; Beijing) has opened the China Seed Life Science & Technology Center in the national...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Sinochem-Subsidiary-Opens-Crop-Technology-Center_36904.html
July 12, 2011
Monsanto is said to be in talks with Sinochem over expanding their commercial relationship, although it is unclear what form an agreement might take, according to the The Wall Street...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Sinochem-Reportedly-in-Venture-Discussions_36102.html
June 16, 2011
This year wasn’t mean to be a good year for the agchems market, but that is rapidly changing and it is lifting sales across the fine chemicals sector, say fine chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Chemspec-Growth-in-Agchems-Demand-Lifts-Fine-Chemicals-Sector_35557.html
June 14, 2011
 DuPont reaffirmed that it expects its Agriculture and Nutrition reporting segment, which includes seed, crop protection, and nutrition and health business, to deliver annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Outlines-Seed-Growth-Drivers_35512.html
June 6, 2011
BASF says it has joined a group of international research organizations in a four-year partnership to develop a multi-technology strategy for controlling the invasive striga weed in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/BASF-Partners-Institutes-to-Control-Striga-Weed-in-Africa_35289.html
May 25, 2011
Agricultural biotechnology firm Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to $100 million, according to an SEC document dated May 23. Founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Seed-Firm-Ceres-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_35055.html
April 6, 2011
Sales increased 6%, to $4.1 billion, with both the company’s seeds and genomics and agricultural productivity segments posting volume gains....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsantos-Second-Quarter-Beats-Estimates_33982.html
April 4, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it has opened an expanded seed research laboratory in Singapore to support the development of new high-yielding and high-quality seed varieties and hybrids. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Opens-Seed-Research-Lab-in-Singapore_33936.html
March 31, 2011
Suit seeks protection from legal action by Monsanto should genetically modified seeds contaminate organic farms....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Organic-Farmers-Sue-Monsanto_33867.html
March 23, 2011
Bayer CropScience has agreed to buy Hornbeck Seed Company Inc. (DeWitt, AK), a privately-held seeds company supplying soybean, rice, and wheat varieties in the southern U.S. market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Acquires-U-S-Seeds-Company_33648.html
March 16, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Powercore genetically modified corn. The technology is the first five-gene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/CTNBio-Clears-Dow-Stacked-Trait-Seed_33486.html
March 16, 2011
The deal includes BASF’s proprietary dicamba formulations and Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant soybean traits. Pending regulatory approvals, the two companies expect to commercialize the technologies around 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/BASF-Monsanto-Expand-Dicamba-Tolerance-Development-Deal_33434.html
March 8, 2011
Monsanto says it will make an undisclosed equity investment in algae-based research firm Sapphire Energy (San Diego), and the two firms will jointly use Sapphire’s technology platform to discover genes in algae that could be used to improve yield and stress tolerance in agriculture crops....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Invests-in-Algae_33258.html
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