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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.

United States EPA DowDuPont

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.

Europe EU Product

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.

M&A Arysta LifeScience Platform Specialty Products

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.
M&A Ukraine Sumitomo Corporation
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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 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.
Plant Health Care Operations

AgBiome raises $65 million from investors

The US agricultural biotechnology company, AgBiome (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), has raised $65 million from a number of investors including Monsanto Growth Ventures. 
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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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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).

Europe EU

EU proposes non-renewal of etoxazole and quinoxyfen

Draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for the acaricide, etoxazole, and the fungicide, quinoxyfen, have been drawn up by the European Commission and notified to the WTO’s Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade.
Europe EU

EU drafts proposal to renew copper fungicides

The European Commission has drafted a proposal to renew the EU approval of the fungicide, copper compounds, as a candidate for substitution, in a bid to balance the active ingredient’s importance for organic farming against concerns over identified risks.
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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. 
Insecticides BASF United States

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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.
Research Input Traits

Monsanto rebuffs US glyphosate cancer claims

Monsanto is undaunted by a US federal judge's decision to allow lawsuits brought by cancer victims to proceed.
United States Monsanto

Californian approval for SenesTech’s ContraPest

US pest control company SenesTech (Flagstaff, Arizona) has received approval from the US state of California EPA’s Department of Pesticide Regulation for its rodenticide, ContraPest (triptolide + 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide).
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