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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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Syngenta launches Manuscript herbicide in US

Syngenta has launched the herbicide, Manuscript (pinoxaden), for the control of mature grassy weeds in lawns and turf in the US.
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US tariffs force Albaugh to raise prices

US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Albaugh (Ankeny, Iowa), has raised product prices following US President Trump administration’s imposition last month of an extra 10% tariff on imports of a long list of products from China.

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Terramera receives Canadian funding

The Canadian biologicals company, Terramera (Vancouver, British Columbia), has received an investment of Can$2.5 million ($922,000).
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Koppert to acquire Horticoop biologicals business

Dutch bioproducts company Koppert Biological Systems (Berkel en Rodenrijs) is to acquire the biological crop protection activities of Dutch company Horticoop (Bleiswijk) effective November 1st.


Valagro to change name of Indian subsidiary

Italian biostimulants company Valagro (Atessa) is to change the name of its Indian subsidiary, Sri Biotech Laboratories, to Valagro BioSciences.

BASF/Corteva Agriscience agree deal for Clearfield sunflowers

BASF and DowDuPont’s agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, have agreed a licensing deal for BASF’s imidazolinone herbicide tolerance Clearfield Plus technology for sunflowers.
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