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Sanjiv Rana

Sanjiv Rana is Editor in Chief of Agrow, the online service for crop protection intelligence. As well as compiling overviews of the global industry, Sanjiv manages Agrow’s Ask the Analyst service for responding to customer queries.

Covering business, regulatory and product news in Europe and Asia, Sanjiv has a good overview of the global industry and often presents at industry conferences, in addition to writing special Agrow supplements.

He also helped to establish, and now spearheads the Agrow Awards, the only global awards for the industry, which have been running since 2007.

After achieving an MBA degree, Sanjiv worked in the agrochemical industry for 3 years. He then studied for a master’s degree in English Literature, before becoming a journalist and earning an MA in International Journalism.
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Dhanuka up 11% in first quarter

Indian agrochemical company Dhanuka Agritech recorded a net sales increase of 11.4% to Rs 3,480.2 million ($53.4 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th 2017.

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Sumitomo acquires Botanical Resources Australia

Sumitomo Chemical has acquired 82.9% of shares in Australian pyrethrin insecticide company Botanical Resources Australia (BRA - Ulverstone) and its affiliated companies (the BRA group).
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BASF to launch Allstar fungicide in UK

BASF is to launch the fungicide, Allstar (fluxapyroxad – trademarked as Xemium), for in-furrow treatment of Rhizoctonia solani in potatoes in the UK.
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Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has appointed Hildo Brilleman as chief executive officer of its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, effective January 1st 2018.



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Excel Crop Care up 28% in second quarter

Indian agrochemical company Excel Crop Care's (Mumbai) revenues increased by 27.5% to Rs 3,847.5 million ($59 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th 2017.
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