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Sanjiv Rana

London
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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UPL to acquire Central American Bioquim Group

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The Indian agricultural technology company, CropIn Technology Solutions (Bengaluru), has received an investment of Rs 580 million ($8 million) in a Series B financing from Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund. 

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Report outlines evolution of pesticides since 1960

A high level of investment from the crop protection industry to research and develop new products has led to a continual improvement in the effectiveness as well as safety profile of pesticides, according to a report by Phillips McDougall written on behalf of CropLife International.

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Syngenta’s US farm management software subsidiary, Ag Connections, has moved its headquarters to an office space in downtown Murray, Kentucky, to accommodate its continued growth.

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Syngenta has introduced the insecticide, Provaunt WDG (indoxacarb), for use on turf in the US.

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France moves to phase out glyphosate within three years

France’s Ministers of Agriculture and of Ecology have confirmed their intention to achieve the goal set by the French President to phase out the main uses of the herbicide, glyphosate, within three years.

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