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Global crop protection market up 3% in 2017

The global market for conventional crop protection products grew by 2.5% to $54,219 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Phillips McDougall.
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ChemChina/Syngenta to have new chairman

ChemChina chairman Ren Jianxin is to retire and will be replaced by the chairman of the Sinochem Group, Ning Gaoning, setting the conditions for a possible merger.

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US EPA contests challenge of Enlist Duo registration

The US EPA has hit back at litigation that aims to upend its approval of DowDuPont’s Enlist Duo herbicide (2,4-D choline + glyphosate), arguing that it complied with federal law and that environmentalists lack standing to challenge the registration.

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EU operation hauls 360 tonnes of illegal pesticides

Some 360 tonnes of illegal or counterfeit pesticides have been seized in Europe in the 20-day operation, Operation Silver Axe III, co-ordinated by the EU’s law enforcement agency, Europol, and the EU’s anti-fraud office, OLAF.

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UPL rumoured to be close to Arysta acquisition

UPL is reportedly close to finalising a deal with Platform Specialty Products for the acquisition of its agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, for over $4 billion.

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Global GM seed market up 5% in 2017

The global traded crop seed market, excluding seed that has been farmer saved or supplied by governments/institutions, increased by 3.9% in 2017 to reach $38,429 million at the ex-manufacturer level.
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Sumitomo Corporation acquires Ukrainian Spectr

Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a controlling 51% stake in the Ukrainian agricultural input supplier companies, Spectr-Agro and Spectr-Agrotechnika.
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ChemChina/Syngenta to have new chairman

ChemChina chairman Ren Jianxin is to retire and will be replaced by the chairman of the Sinochem Group, Ning Gaoning, setting the conditions for a possible merger.

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Evogene/Brazilian IMAmt deal on insect resistance

Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene (Rehovot) and the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso cotton institute, the IMAmt, have agreed a research and validation deal in the field of insect resistance traits in cotton.
Deals R&D

US scientists find natural herbicide for GM crops

US researchers have identified a fungus-derived herbicide that could be developed for use in a new class of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops.
Research Input Traits

PHC points to 30% sales rise

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), expects to record a 30% increase in revenues this year.
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Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018, with links to the original articles.

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Global crop protection market up 3% in 2017

The global market for conventional crop protection products grew by 2.5% to $54,219 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Phillips McDougall.
International Fungicides Herbicides & PGRs

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EU restarts talks on agchem ED derogations

The European Commission has restarted discussions on a proposal to amend legislation on derogations allowing the continued use of agrochemicals that are identified as endocrine disruptors.
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EU database details minor-use needs

A “table of needs” for crop protection solutions on minor crops in 24 EU member states, Norway and Switzerland has become available.


Europe EU

Env MEPs call for improvements to agchem process

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has adopted a report calling for a more effective implementation of the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009).

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US EPA to approve BASF’s Inscalis

The US EPA has proposed the approval of three products based on BASF/Meiji Seika Pharma’s new insecticide, afidopyropen (trade-marked as Inscalis), for use on a range of crops including fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. 
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EU restarts talks on agchem ED derogations

The European Commission has restarted discussions on a proposal to amend legislation on derogations allowing the continued use of agrochemicals that are identified as endocrine disruptors.
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EU database details minor-use needs

A “table of needs” for crop protection solutions on minor crops in 24 EU member states, Norway and Switzerland has become available.


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US scientists find natural herbicide for GM crops

US researchers have identified a fungus-derived herbicide that could be developed for use in a new class of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops.
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