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November 28, 2012
BASF says it has completed the acquisition of biological seed treatment firm Becker Underwood (Ames, IA) from Norwest Equity Partners for €785 million ($1.02 billion). BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/BASF-completes-$1-billion-acquisition-of-US-seed-treatment-firm-Becker-Underwood_47972.html
November 7, 2012
Agrium announced a drop in earnings for third-quarter 2012, with net income decreasing 56%, to $129 million, because of multiple tax-related charges, including a pretax...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/US-drought-and-tax-charges-cause-decrease-in-earnings-for-Agrium_47504.html
October 19, 2012
Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, says that Canadian regulatory authorities have approved its Enlist corn trait and soybean trait, part of the company’s Enlist weed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-AgroSciences-weed-control-system-approved-by-Canadian-government_47085.html
October 18, 2012
Brazil’s largest soybean-growing state has ruled that Monsanto must suspend royalty collections on its ubiquitous first-generation Roundup Ready (RR) soybean technology until the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-suspends-RR1-royalty-collections-in-Brazil_47062.html
October 18, 2012
Syngenta has appointed Michel Demaré as its next chairman. The appointment will be effective from the company's annual meeting on 23 April 2013. Demaré will succeed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-appoints-its-next-chairman_47058.html
October 3, 2012
Monsanto's net loss widened for its seasonally weak fiscal fourth quarter, as corn and cotton seed sales fell below year-ago levels. The company posted a net loss of $229 million for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsantos-fourth-quarter-loss-widens-2013-guidance-underwhelms_46661.html
September 20, 2012
Bayer CropScience has announced a €7-billion ($9 billion) investment program, for 2011–16, to support the company's plans for above-market growth. The company says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Announces-&euro7-Billion-Investment-Program-Through-2016_46370.html
September 6, 2012
DuPont's Pioneer seed business has announced a $2.5-million expansion of its Mankato, MN, corn research center to accommodate the continued growth of research programs. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPonts-Pioneer-to-Expand-MN-Research-Center_46087.html
September 5, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has acquired a wheat breeding station at Milly-la Forêt, France, from privately owned RAGT Semences (Paris). The station takes up about 77 hectares of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Acquires-French-Wheat-Breeding-Station_46061.html
September 5, 2012
Monsanto says it will begin selling its third refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) product—Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete corn blend—for the 2013 U.S. growing season. Genuity VT...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Expands-Refuge-in-a-Bag-Offering_46059.html
August 28, 2012
Monsanto and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals have formed a strategic alliance to advance biological technologies in the field of agriculture. The new alliance will combine Alnylam’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Alnylam-Partner-on-Biologicals-Development_45855.html
August 27, 2012
Monsanto announced today that field trials of its first Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) platform will begin in 2013. The platform, dubbed FieldScripts,  leverages planting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Announces-Field-Trials-for-New-Integrated-Farming-Systems-Platform_45831.html
August 21, 2012
Paraguay will approve the use of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds by the end of the year, allowing the country to nearly double its soy output, to 8 million m.t., in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Paraguay-Expected-to-Approve-Genetically-Modified-Soybeans-by-Year-End_45755.html
August 17, 2012
Dow Chemical says its Dow AgroSciences subsidiary and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG; Adelaide, Australia) have entered into a crop improvement research...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-AgroSciences-ACPFG-to-Collaborate-on-Crop-Development_45708.html
August 16, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it plans to invest €12 million ($14.8 million) to establish a breeding center focused on wheat and oilseeds in the Winmera region, near Horsham in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-to-Build-Wheat-and-Oilseeds-Breeding-Center-in-Australia_45497.html
August 6, 2012
Agrium reported net earnings of $860 million for the second quarter 2012, up 20% from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted earnings exclude a pre-tax gain of $3 million on natural gas and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Agriums-Earnings-and-Sales-Soar_45431.html
July 30, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has formed a partnership with Australia’s national research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO; Clayton...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-Australian-Organizations-Partner-to-Increase-Wheat-Yield_45245.html
July 26, 2012
Syngenta says sales and net profits increased 7% and 5% in the first half of 2012, to $8.26 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively. The company recorded $1.84 billion in operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-Reports-Strong-First-Half-Performance_45203.html
July 6, 2012
Dow AgroSciences has announced a deal with The Royal Barenbrug Group to develop and commercialize advanced germplasm in forage seeds. The companies, under terms of the agreement, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-in-Deal-to-Develop-Forage-Germplasm_44718.html
June 27, 2012
Record seed volumes and better-than-expected demand for crop protection products boosted Monsanto’s third quarter earnings ahead of analysts’ estimates and its own...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-Tops-Estimates-on-Record-Seed-Sales_44508.html
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