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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

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.

People M&A Adama

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.
International Output Traits Input Traits

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.

People M&A Adama

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ISK agchem sales down 1% in 2017/18

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) recorded a 1.2% decline in agrochemical sales to ¥49,800 million ($454 million at the current rate) in its fiscal year ended March 31st 2018.

Financial Results Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

S&W Seed to evaluate Calyxt alfalfa line

An alfalfa (lucerne) line developed using French company Cellectis’ US plant science subsidiary Calyxt’s gene editing technology has been transferred to the company’s partner, S&W Seed, for field evaluation and testing.

Deals R&D

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.
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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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Opinions differ on reason for lower EU protein crop area

European farmers’ group Copa-Cogeca has blamed a 5% cut (100,000 ha) in the EU area of protein crops this year on the European Commission’s decision in 2017 to ban pesticide use in the “ecological focus areas” (EFAs) that farmers must set up under the Common Agricultural Policy.

Europe EU

EU BPC undecided on chlorfenapyr biocide

The European Chemical Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has been unable to reach a conclusion on the assessment of an application for chlorfenapyr as a non-crop insecticide.

Europe EU

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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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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More new ais under review in US

The US EPA has notified receipt of applications to register several products based on new active ingredients.

United States EPA

EU BPC undecided on chlorfenapyr biocide

The European Chemical Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has been unable to reach a conclusion on the assessment of an application for chlorfenapyr as a non-crop insecticide.

Europe EU

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.
Europe EU
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