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Agrow's top ten most-read articles in 2019

The main themes running through Agrow’s most-read articles in 2019 were: mergers and acquisitions; product bans and active ingredients under the scanner; and market developments.

The main themes running through Agrow’s most-read articles in 2019 were: mergers and acquisitions; product bans and active ingredients under the scanner; and market developments.

The following are the top ten articles of 2019:

Interview: The DuPont assets deal has been a dream acquisition for FMC: The highest-read article featured Agrow’s interview of FMC’s chief executive officer, Pierre Brondeau, and president and chief operating officer, Mark Douglas, to discuss the company’s pre- and post-acquisition plans, its growth strategy and current market conditions.

Global crop protection market rose 6% in 2018: The article taking second spot was about figures from Phillips McDougall placing the global market for conventional crop protection products at $57.6 billion at the ex-manufacturer level in 2017.

Agrow biologicals review 2019: The 2019 instalment of Agrow’s annual review of the biologicals sector was the third-highest read article.

Top 20 companies grow in 2018: Agrow’s annual ranking of the top 20 agrochemical companies globally. All of the top 20 agrochemical companies recorded higher sales in dollars in 2018.

Sumitomo reveals ai pipeline: In early 2019, Sumitomo Chemical revealed its pipeline of active ingredients with a total business potential of ¥150-200 billion ($1.4-1.8 billion).

France to ban flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor: In September, France declared its intention to ban two insecticides, Bayer's flupyradifurone and Corteva Agriscience's sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), by the end of the year. The ban came into effect at the end of 2019.

Mitsui & Co to acquire Belchim Crop Protection: In December, Japanese company Mitsui & Co agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection.

Corteva targets parity in off-patent and differentiated agchems by 2023: Corteva Agriscience revealed its plans in September, under which, it expects half of its crop protection sales to comprise proprietary or differentiated products by 2023.

Bayer sees US glyphosate case damages slashed: Legal developments surrounding the herbicide, glyphosate, occupied centre stage throughout the year. In this specific article, a US judge slashed the punitive damages awarded to a California plaintiff against Bayer legacy company Monsanto for failing to warn him of the potential cancer risk from Roundup.

Canada to ban most chlorpyrifos uses: The insecticide, chlorpyrifos, was at the centre of much controversy in the US as well as Canada. In June, the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed the cancellation of most uses of the insecticide, following an updated environmental risk assessment.

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