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Oxitec agrees multi-year dev deal for self-limiting soybean loopers

US synthetic biology company Intrexon’s UK subsidiary, Oxitec, has agreed a multi-year development agreement with a collaborator to develop self-limiting soybean loopers (Chrysodeixis includens).

Deals R&D

PlantArcBio/ICL Innovation agree biostimulant dev deal

Israeli plant biotechnology company PlantArcBio (Giv’at Hen) and Israeli specialty fertiliser company ICL Innovation (Tel Aviv) have agreed to collaborate for the development of crop productivity enhancers for agriculture.

Deals R&D

MBI/TerraLink in Canadian distribution deal

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), has appointed Canadian crop inputs supplier TerraLink (Abbotsford, British Columbia) to distribute its biofungicide, Regalia Maxx (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), in western Canada. 

Deals Marrone Bio Innovations

STK appoints Summit Agro exclusive distributor in US

Israeli biopesticide company STK has appointed the Sumitomo Corporation/Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) joint venture, Summit Agro USA, as exclusive distributor in the US.

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MBI/Plant Products in Canadian distribution deal

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has appointed the Canadian horticultural products supplier, Plant Products (Leamington, Ontario), to distribute its biofungicide, Regalia Maxx (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), in eastern and central Canada.

Marrone Bio Innovations Deals

Amfora gains gene editing licence from Corteva/Broad Institute

The US biotechnology company, Amfora (San Francisco, California), has entered into non-exclusive licensing agreement with DowDuPont's agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard over gene editing technology. 

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Aceto agrees to sell chemical assets to New Mountain Capital

US company Aceto Corporation (Port Washington, New York) has agreed to sell its chemical business assets to an affiliate of investment firm New Mountain Capital.

M&A

Indofil acquires Italian Agrowin Biosciences

Indian agrochemical and specialty chemical company Indofil Industries (Mumbai) has acquired a majority stake in Italian crop protection and nutrients company Agrowin Biosciences (Legnano).

M&A

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019, with links to the original articles.

Deals M&A

Bioceres/UAC complete merger and debuts on NYSE

Argentine seed and agrochemical supplier Bioceres group has launched its long-promised initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Bioceres M&A

CHS acquires West Central Distribution

The US farmer-owned agribusiness co-operative, CHS (St Paul, Minnesota), has acquired US agricultural inputs distributor West Central Distribution (Willmar, Minnesota).

M&A

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2019, with links to the original articles.

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Flagchem agchem sales up 28% in 2018

Chinese agrochemical company Flagchem’s agrochemical sales were up 28.2% to Yuan 1,642.8 million ($245.4 million) in 2018.

Financial Results

Yangnong Chemical agchems up 19% in 2018

Chinese agrochemical company Yangnong Chemical’s agrochemical sales were up by 19.2% to Yuan 5,201.6 million ($776.9 million) in 2018.

Financial Results

Adama anticipates flat Q1 sales

ChemChina subsidiary Adama anticipates near flat sales in the first quarter compared with the same period last year.

Adama Financial Results

DowDuPont lowers first-quarter guidance

DowDuPont has lowered its expectation for the performance of its first-quarter its agricultural product division sales.

Corteva Agriscience DowDuPont

Jiangsu Changqing agchem sales up 35% in 2018

Chinese agrochemical company Jiangsu Changqing’s agrochemicals sales were up 34.6% to Yuan 2,937.7 million ($438.8 million) in 2018.

Financial Results

Lier Chemical agchems up 30% in 2018

Chinese agrochemical company Lier Chemical ’s agrochemical sales were up 29.9% to Yuan 4,001 million ($597.6 million) in 2018.

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French court rules against Bayer/Monsanto in Lasso case

The French Court of Appeal in Lyon ruled in favour of a French farmer in a long-running case involving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Lasso (alachlor).

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Ten Brazilian state soy grower assocs join lawsuit on Intacta patent

Soybean farmers in ten Brazilian states have filed to join a legal petition with growers from Mato Grosso state seeking to ensure that Bayer’s Crop Science division deposits royalties on genetically modified seed technology into an escrow account.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

US jury rules Bayer must pay cancer victim $80 million

A US federal jury on Wednesday (March 27th) ordered Bayer legacy company Monsanto to pay a California man more than $80 million in damages, concluding that the company had failed to warn him of the potential cancer risk from its  Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

US Ninth Circuit hears dispute over bid to ban chlorpyrifos

The US Trump administration illegally has abandoned an EPA plan to ban agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos and should be compelled to pull the insecticide from the market, a coalition of environmentalists and farmworker advocates told an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week.

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US California jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19th).

United States Bayer Crop Science

EU court overturns EFSA refusal to release glyphosate data

An EU court has annulled two decisions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to refuse access to certain toxicity and carcinogenicity studies on the herbicide, glyphosate.

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STK appoints Summit Agro exclusive distributor in US

Israeli biopesticide company STK has appointed the Sumitomo Corporation/Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) joint venture, Summit Agro USA, as exclusive distributor in the US.

Deals Operations

Fire at Meghmani facility

A fire broke out at Indian company Meghmani Organics’ facility at Dahej in the western Indian state of Gujarat late last month.

Operations

Atanor inaugurates herbicide plant in Argentina

US agrochemical and specialty chemical company Albaugh’s Argentine agrochemical subsidiary, Atanor, has opened a herbicide formulation plant in Argentina.

Atanor Investments

Syngenta launches accelerated env sustainable innovation project

Syngenta is launching an innovation programme that promises to accelerate work confronting climate change and other environmental concerns.

 

Syngenta ChemChina

DowDuPont board OKs reverse stock split ahead of Corteva spin off

DowDuPont’s board of directors has approved a reverse split of the company’s common stock.

Corteva Agriscience DowDuPont

Bayer progresses on localising production in Russia

Bayer’s Crop Science division has been progressing on localising production as part of its plan to localise production of some 60% of its crop protection products within Russia.

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Albaugh Brasil

US agrochemical and specialty chemical company Albaugh’s Brazilian operation, Albaugh Brasil, has appointed Cesar Rojas as its chief executive officer.

People

Precision Laboratories

The US specialist chemistry company, Precision Laboratories (Waukegan, Illinois), has appointed Mark Johnson as business manager, seed applied technologies.

People

FMC

FMC has appointed Christina Coen as its US commercial director.

FMC People

MFG Chemical

US specialty chemical company MFG Chemical (Dalton, Georgia) has appointed Dana Gibbs to the newly created position of corporate planning and supply chain manager. 

People

Nufarm

Nufarm has appointed Boyd Bergstrom as country lead, Canada.

People Nufarm

MBI

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations, has appointed Brian Guess as south-west US territory sales manager.

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