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Bayer/Monsanto win case in Indian seed royalty dispute

Bayer’s Indian joint venture, Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech (MMB), has received a favourable award from the arbitration panel in the proceedings against the Indian companies, Nuziveedu Seeds and Prabhat Agri Biotech.

India Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Russia to introduce anti-dumping duties on EU herbicide imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has advised the national government to introduce anti-dumping duties on herbicide imports from the EU into Russia.

Europe EU Russian Federation

FMC agchem sales up 27% in Q4

The acquisition of certain crop protection assets from DuPont (part of DowDuPont) boosted FMC's agrochemical sales by 26.9% to $1,099.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

FMC Financial Results

EU bodies reach agreement over public access to data

A provisional agreement has been reached on proposals to increase public access to data submitted for EU approvals of agrochemicals and genetically modified crops.

Europe EU European Commission

US EPA gets another chance to uproot chloryprifos ban

The US Trump administration has been given a temporary reprieve from a court order requiring the EPA to ban use of the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, on food crops.

EPA Dow AgroSciences Insecticides

GM seeds found in Bayer oilseed rape sown in France/Germany

Traces of genetically modified herbicide tolerant GT73 oilseed rape seeds have been found in seeds sold under Bayer’s Dekalb brand in France and Germany.

France Germany EU

MEPs support call for more restrictions on pesticide use

The European Parliament has backed calls for stronger efforts to reduce pesticide use and remove hazardous active ingredients.

Europe EU Policy & Regulation
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FMC agchem sales up 27% in Q4

The acquisition of certain crop protection assets from DuPont (part of DowDuPont) boosted FMC's agrochemical sales by 26.9% to $1,099.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

FMC Financial Results

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Certis Europe/CEV enter Problad distribution deal

Japanese company Mitsui & Co subsidiary Certis Europe and Portuguese company CEV have agreed an exclusive distribution and sales deal for CEV’s BLAD (Banda de Lupinus albus doce) polypeptide-based biofungicide, Problad.

Certis Europe Mitsui & Co

Nissan's agchem sales down 6% in Q3

Nissan Chemical's consolidated agrochemical sales (including some veterinary products) fell by 6% to ¥5,969 million ($54.4 million) in the three months to December 31st 2018.

Financial Results Nissan Chemical

Rotam CropSciences

Chinese agrochemical company Rotam CropSciences (Hong Kong) has appointed Calvin Lu as vice-general manager of commercial and smart agriculture for the China region.

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Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019, with links to the original articles.

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EU bodies reach agreement over public access to data

A provisional agreement has been reached on proposals to increase public access to data submitted for EU approvals of agrochemicals and genetically modified crops.

Europe EU European Commission

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An analysis of supplementary protection certificates

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for plant protection products were put into legislation in the EU as an intellectual property right that aims to offset the loss of patent protection that occurs due to the mandatory testing required to obtain regulatory marketing approval. Dr Nigel Uttley describes SPCs in detail.

Europe EU

EFSA consults on more ai groups for CRA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on establishing groups of pesticides for the cumulative assessment of their effects on the thyroid.

Europe EU

Brazilian court backs Ibama sanctions against online agchem sales firm

The Brazilian federal attorney general's office (AGU) has won a case overturning a decision that had suspended sanctions imposed by the environmental agency, the Ibama, on a company selling pesticides online.

Brazil Brazil Ibama
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New active ingredients registered or launched in 2019

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2019, with links to the original articles

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France launches glyphosate phase-out resource centre

France has launched an online resource centre to support farmers in the government’s endeavour to put an end to the main uses of the herbicide, glyphosate, by 2020 and for all uses by 2022.

France Herbicides & PGRs

SymAgro debuts Instill in California

The US crop protection company, Sym-Agro (Visalia, California), has launched a copper sulfate-based bactericide/fungicide, Instill, in the US state of California.

Fungicides

BASF debuts Tessior in Spain

BASF has launched its preventive fungicide, Tessior (boscalid + pyraclostrobin - trade-marked as F500), in Spain.

BASF Fungicides
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