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Clariant/Eastman agree agchem solvent deal

German specialty chemical company Clariant (Muttenz) and US specialty chemical company Eastman (Kingsport, Tennessee) have agreed a distribution deal for Eastman’s agrochemical solvent, Tamisolve NxG. 

Deals

BASF/Planet agree satellite imagery deal

BASF and the US aerospace and data analytics company, Planet, have agreed a deal to deliver timely satellite imagery and data to European farmers to enable more effective agronomic decision making. 

Deals BASF

BASF/VanderSat to collaborate on satellite data service

BASF and the Dutch satellite-derived data company VanderSat (Haarlem) are to collaborate on providing satellite data-based recommendations to growers globally on applying agricultural inputs.

BASF Deals

Syngenta to license Ingenza crop protection development tool

Syngenta is taking up its licensing option for industrial biotech company Ingenza’s technology to aid the development of crop protection products.

ChemChina Syngenta

Bayer expands legacy Monsanto deal with big data firm NRGene

Bayer's Crop Science division has agreed an expansion to its licensing deal with Israeli genomics technology company NRGene (Ness Ziona).

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

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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UPL sets out post-Arysta acquisition leadership team

UPL has set out leadership appointments for the consolidated organisation that would emerge after the completion of the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience from parent company Platform Specialty Products.

M&A Arysta LifeScience

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018, with links to the original articles.

Deals M&A

Crystal acquires three brands from Syngenta

The Indian company, Crystal Crop Protection (Delhi), has completed the acquisition of three pesticide brands from ChemChina-owned Syngenta.

M&A ChemChina

UPL to acquire Central American Bioquim Group

UPL is to acquire the Bioquim Group comprising the Costa Rica-based agrochemical company, Industrias Bioquim Centroamericana, and other group companies located in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama.

M&A UPL

Sichuan Fuhua acquires 29% stake in Nantong Jiangshan

Chinese company Sichuan Fuhua has acquired a 29.2% stake in Chinese company Nantong Jiangshan from Sinochem International.

M&A Sinochem International

Crystal reportedly acquiring brands from Syngenta

The Indian company, Crystal Crop Protection (Delhi), is reportedly close to acquiring three pesticide brands from ChemChina-owned Syngenta.

 

Syngenta M&A

Corteva and FMC best placed in Agrow Awards

DowDuPont’s agriculture business, Corteva Agriscience, and FMC each featured as award winners in three categories of the 11th Agrow Awards at a prestigious ceremony in London, UK last night.

M&A Operations

Amvac to acquire TyraTech

US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Los Angeles, California) has agreed to acquire the US-based, UK-listed life sciences company, TyraTech (Melbourne, Florida). 

 

M&A American Vanguard

Agrow Awards: experts to discuss 2018 market and future technology trends

A panel of experts from the crop protection industry will analyse market developments during 2018 and discuss trends likely to shape the future of the industry.

Operations Deals

Platform to divest Arysta by year end

Platform Specialty Products expects to complete the sale of its agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, to UPL on December 31st.

Arysta LifeScience Platform Specialty Products

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2018, with links to the original articles.

 

M&A Deals

Longhan acquires shares in Origin Agritech

Investment company Longhan has acquired shares in Chinese agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech (Beijing).

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Meghmani agchem sales down 1% in Q2

Indian company Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad) recorded a 0.6% decrease in agrochemical revenues to Rs 1,939 million ($27.1 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th. 

Financial Results

Insecticides India Q2 sales up 10%

Indian company Insecticides India recorded a 10% rise in revenues to Rs 4,583 million ($64 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th.

Financial Results

Excel Crop Care up 6% in second quarter

Indian agrochemical company Excel Crop Care's (Mumbai) revenues rose by 6.2% to Rs 4,087.3 million ($57.1 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th.

Excel Crop Care Financial Results

Dhanuka up 10% in second quarter

Indian agrochemical company Dhanuka Agritech recorded a net sales increase of 10.4% to Rs 3,833.6 million ($53.5 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th.

Financial Results Dhanuka Agritech

Isagro agchems up 5% in Q3

Italian agrochemical company Isagro (Milan) has posted a 4.9% rise in third-quarter agrochemical sales to €26.1 million ($30 million at the current rate).

 

Isagro Financial Results

MBI sales up 29% in Q3

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), recorded a 28.6% increase in revenues to $5.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. 

Marrone Bio Innovations Financial Results
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Brazil court finds against Corteva insecticide

A Brazilian court has ordered DuPont (now DowDuPont business Corteva Agriscience) to reimburse a plaintiff and soybean grower for the purchase of an insecticide due to its inefficacy.

Brazil Corteva Agriscience

Legal battle rages on over US EPA's approval of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

Bayer-owned Monsanto is urging a federal appeals court to toss out a lawsuit challenging the US EPA's approval of its dicamba herbicide.

United States Bayer Crop Science

Green groups lose EU case over access to ai emissions data

Two environmentalist groups have lost a long-running EU court case over access to data on impurities in the herbicide, glyphosate, and the composition of products.

 

 

EU European Commission

Bayer faces February US lawsuits on glyphosate cancer claims

Bayer is facing two US lawsuits in February next year over claims of risk to health from legacy company Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide.

 

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Bayer/Monsanto asks US court to toss dicamba suit

Bayer-owned Monsanto has asked a US appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the EPA's approval of its dicamba herbicide, arguing that the Agency's renewed registration makes the original complaint moot. 

 

Legal Bayer Crop Science

Plaintiff accepts reduction of $289 million glyphosate jury award

A California groundskeeper who recently won a court case finding that exposure to glyphosate weedkillers caused his terminal cancer has accepted a reduction in his jury award.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto
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Next Agrow alert on Wednesday December 12th

Agrow’s editorial team will be involved in internal meetings all day on Tuesday (December 11th). Hence, the next Agrow daily email alert will go out on Wednesday (December 12th).

Operations

Russian Chance Enterprise building new facility

The Russian agrochemical company, Chance Enterprise, plans to commission its new manufacturing facility by March 2019.

Russian Federation Operations

MBI launches biological ST and soil applied products platform

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), has launched a global biological soil applied and seed treatment platform, TerraConnect.

Operations Marrone Bio Innovations

BASF starts Revysol production in US

BASF has started production of its new fungicide, mefentrifluconazole (trade-marked as Revysol), at its US manufacturing facility in Hannibal, Missouri. 

BASF Operations

Brazil dig farming company Solinftec to open US ops

Brazilian digital farming supplier Solinftec is to open US operations with facilities near US Purdue University.

Operations

Bayer to cut jobs in post-Monsanto restructuring

Bayer group is to cut some 4,100 jobs from its Crop Science division.

Bayer Crop Science Operations
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Certis USA

Japanese company Mitsui & Co's biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has appointed Kyle Beery as director of manufacturing. 

Certis USA People

Origin Agritech

Chinese agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech (Beijing) has appointed Dr Gengchen Han as chief executive officer. 

People

CropLife Asia

Industry association CropLife Asia has made appointments to its board of directors.

People

AgPlenus

Newly launched Evogene agrochemical subsidiary AgPlenus has appointed Eran Kosover as its chief executive officer.

 

People

Bayer

Bayer has appointed Duraiswami Narain vice-chairman and managing director for its Indian Crop Science subsidiary, Bayer CropScience, as well as senior Bayer group representative for South Asia effective December 1st.

People Bayer Crop Science

Corteva and FMC best placed in Agrow Awards

DowDuPont’s agriculture business, Corteva Agriscience, and FMC each featured as award winners in three categories of the 11th Agrow Awards at a prestigious ceremony in London, UK last night.

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