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BASF completes acquisition of Bayer veg seed business

BASF has completed its purchase of Bayer’s Crop Science division’s vegetable seeds business. The business operates under Nunhems brand.
BASF Bayer Crop Science

AgBiome/Sipcam form US partnership

The US agricultural biotechnology company, AgBiome Innovations (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), and Sipcam-Oxon’s US business, Sipcam Agro USA (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), have entered into a joint development project.
Deals Sipcam Oxon

CSIRO/IRRI collaborate on rice research

The Australian government research organisation, the CSIRO, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have entered into a four-year collaboration on transgenic research for functional diversity in rice.
R&D Deals

Yield10 gains CRISPR licence from DowDuPont/Broad Institute

The US agricultural technology company, Yield10 (Woburn, Massachusetts), has been granted a non-exclusive research licence to CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology by DowDuPont’s agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, and the non-profit Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Deals DowDuPont

J R Simplot gains gene editing licence from DowDuPont/Broad Institute

US agribusiness company J R Simplot has gained a non-exclusive licence to DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience and the US non-profit Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard’s CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools for agricultural use. 
Deals DowDuPont

Corteva/AVS agree canola blackleg resistance licensing deal

DowDuPont’s agriculture division, Corteva Agriscience, and the commercial arm of the Australian state of Victoria’s agriculture department, Agriculture Victoria Services (AVS), have agreed a licensing deal.
Deals DowDuPont
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BASF completes acquisition of Bayer veg seed business

BASF has completed its purchase of Bayer’s Crop Science division’s vegetable seeds business. The business operates under Nunhems brand.
BASF Bayer Crop Science

Yangnong Chemical to acquire Sinochem International subsidiaries

Chinese company Yangnong Chemical is to acquire Chinese company Sinochem International’s subsidiaries, Sinochem Crop Protection and Shenyang Pesticide Chemical Research and Development.
M&A Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical

Tradecorp acquires adjuvant supplier SDP

Portuguese company Sapec Agro subsidiary Tradecorp has acquired the French plant nutrition and adjuvants supplier, SDP.
M&A

DLF Seeds to acquire PGG Wrightson Seeds

Danish forage and turf seed supplier DLF is to acquire New Zealand company PGG Wrightson Seeds.
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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

Sumitomo Chemical to merge Indian subsidiaries

Sumitomo Chemical is to merge its two Indian subsidiaries, Excel Crop Care and Sumitomo Chemical India, subject to receipt of all regulatory and other approvals.
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MBI sales down 11% in Q2

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), recorded an 11.2% decline in revenues to $5.8 million in the second quarter of 2018.
Financial Results Marrone Bio Innovations

Nippon Kayaku agchem sales up in Q1

Japanese company Nippon Kayaku recorded an undisclosed increase in agrochemical sales during the three months to June 30th 2018, which was the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
Financial Results

SDS Biotech posts Q1 results

SDS Biotech, the agrochemical subsidiary of Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan, recorded sales of ¥2,431 million ($21.9 million at the current rate) in the three months ended June 30th 2018, which was the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Financial Results SDS Biotech

Amvac agchem sales up 44% in Q2

American Vanguard’s crop protection sales rose by 44% to $94.4 million in the second quarter of 2018. 
Financial Results American Vanguard

Nissan agchem sales up in Q1

Nissan Chemical’s agrochemical sales (including some veterinary products) rose by 12% to ¥16,359 million ($147.4 million at the current rate) in the three months to June 30th 2018.
Nissan Chemical Financial Results

DowDuPont's agchem sales up 7% in Q2

DowDuPont’s crop protection sales rose by 7% to some $1,900 million in the second quarter of 2018.
Financial Results DowDuPont
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US jury orders $289 m damages in Monsanto glyphosate cancer trial

A jury at US Superior Court of California state in San Francisco has found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that the company's glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, caused him cancer.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Bayer to appeal ECJ decision on neonics

Bayer is appealing the decision of the General Court of the European Court of Justice in May that found that use suspensions placed on three neonicotinoid insecticides in 2013 were legally valid.
Europe EU

US peach farm contests Monsanto bid to appeal dicamba order

US peach farmers who have sued Monsanto for alleged damage from dicamba herbicide drift are urging a federal court not to let the company appeal an order that denied its bid for summary judgement.

Monsanto Legal

Monsanto mulls Brazilian appeal on royalties

Monsanto is considering its options on an appeal against a Brazilian federal court ruling that it deposit all royalty payments on its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans into an escrow account.
Monsanto Legal

Monsanto responds to Intacta royalty payments lawsuit ruling

Monsanto has reiterated its confidence in maintaining its Brazilian patent on its genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology following a defeat in first instance in a lawsuit challenging its rights.
Brazil Legal

Brazil court orders Monsanto Intacta royalties paid into escrow

A Brazilian court has ruled that Monsanto deposit royalties on its genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology into an escrow account.

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Eurofins acquires French seed testing facility

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services has acquired a dedicated seed testing facility based in the main maize area production in Garlin (Aquitaine), France.
Operations

Bayer to expand Kansas fungicide plant

Bayer’s Crop Science division is planning an expansion of its manufacturing facility at Kansas City, US.
Bayer Crop Science Operations

CCAB Agro to expand agchem business in Brazil

The Brazilian agricultural inputs business, CCAB Agro, is expanding its presence across Brazil.
CCAB Agro Operations

Agrow Awards 2018 applications to close today

Today is the last day Agrow will accept applications for the Agrow Awards 2018.
Operations Product

Valent BioSciences opens new R&D facility

Sumitomo Chemical’s US-based biorational products business, Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, Illinois), has begun operating its new Biorational Research Center following the relocation of its R&D facilities adjacent to its headquarters. 
Sumitomo Chemical Operations

Deadline approaches for Agrow Awards applications

The deadline for making an entry to the Agrow Awards is fast approaching with one week to go until July 30th.

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Agrofarma

The Italian crop protection association, the Agrofarma, has re-elected Alberto Ancora as its president.
People

Nufarm

Nufarm has appointed Mike Krull as North America lead for portfolio solutions.
People Nufarm

Agrinos

Norwegian biological products company, Agrinos (Oslo), has appointed Breen Neeser as executive vice-president, North America commercial operations.
People

GreenLight Biosciences

US biotechnology company GreenLight Biosciences has appointed Mick Messman as chief commercial officer.
People

Land O'Lakes

US agribusiness company Land O'Lakes has appointed Beth Ford as president and CEO.
People

Adama

ChemChina’s new chairman Ning Gaoning has been nominated to the board of directors of its subsidiary, Adama, pending shareholders’ approval. 
Adama People
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