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February 4, 2013
Agrochemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that its wholly owned seed and traits subsidiary Nuseed has acquired a 51% stake in Atlantica Sementes (Curitiba, Brazil), a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Nufarm-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-seeds-firm_49527.html
January 23, 2013
Monsanto says it has reached a compromise with Brazilian farmers in a legal dispute that has disrupted royalty collections for the company's first-generation Roundup Ready (RR1)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-reaches-compromise-with-Brazilian-soybean-farmers-in-RR1-royalties-dispute_49237.html
January 21, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says the US launch of its Enlist herbicide-tolerant corn trait technology will be delayed because the company is still waiting for regulatory approval. If approved...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Launch-of-Dows-herbicide-tolerant-corn-seed-delayed-until-2014_49131.html
January 8, 2013
Bayer CropScience has signed an agreement to acquire microbial crop protection supplier Prophyta (Malchow, Germany), including the target’s R&D laboratories and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Bayer-CropScience-to-acquire-German-microbial-crop-protection-supplier-Prophyta_48807.html
December 12, 2012
Syngenta says that the conditions of its previously announced €403-million ($523.4 million) public takeover bid for 94% of the shares of Devgen (Ghent, Belgium) have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-secures-94-percent-of-Devgen_48293.html
December 4, 2012
Syngenta says results from expanded US field trials during the 2012 growing season have confirmed that corn hybrids with the Agrisure Artesian native trait outperform comparable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-says-corn-hybrids-outperform-competitors-seeds-in-drought-conditions_48127.html
November 29, 2012
The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust division has closed an investigation into possible anticompetitive licensing practices in the seed industry without taking any...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DOJ-drops-antitrust-inquiry-into-seed-industry-Monsanto_48019.html
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
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