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Nexgen partners with university to seek new herbicides

The Australian company, Nexgen Plants, has signed a research and licensing agreement with the University of Western Australia to develop innovative herbicides.

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UPL/Biopreparaty agree biofungicide distribution deal

UPL’s European division and Czech biologicals company Biopreparáty have agreed a distribution deal for the Czech company’s biofungicide, Polyversum WP (Pythium oligandrum strain M1).

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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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Pairwise hits milestones ahead of schedule in Bayer pact

US plant gene editing company Pairwise Plants (San Diego, California) has achieved early completion of its development milestones in its collaboration with Bayer legacy company Monsanto.

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IQV/Yifan agree product co-operation deal in China

Spanish agrochemical company Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV – Barcelona) and Chinese company Yifan Biotechnology have agreed a co-operation deal for the introduction of an IQV copper sulfate fungicide.


Taranis/Stratus Imaging agree deal in Australia

Israeli precision agriculture company Taranis has agreed a collaboration deal with Australian imaging company Stratus Imaging to bring specialised imagery services to farmers in Australia and strengthen its foothold in the region.


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Gowan acquires fenamidone and pencycuron from Bayer

US agrochemical company Gowan's UK-based subsidiary, Gowan Crop Protection, has agreed to acquire Bayer’s fungicides, fenamidone and pencycuron.

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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Nissan acquires quinoxyfen from Corteva

Nissan Chemical has acquired the product line based on the fungicide, quinoxyfen, from Corteva Agriscience.

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J R Simplot to acquire Pinnacle Agriculture

The US agribusiness company, J R Simplot (Boise, Idaho), has agreed to acquire US agricultural retail and wholesale distribution business Pinnacle Agriculture Enterprises (Loveland, Colorado).


Response Biotech/Koch Biological merge to form Plant Response Biotech

Spanish plant biotechnology company Response Biotech and US biostimulant company Koch Biological Solutions have combined operations to form a new company, Plant Response Biotech.


Wilbur-Ellis acquires Nachurs Alpine Solutions

US agrochemical distributor Wilbur-Ellis (Walnut Creek, California) has acquired the US specialty chemical company, Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS – Marion, Ohio).

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Nufarm earnings down in first quarter

Nufarm recorded lower earnings in all regions during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 (ending July 31st), the company’s managing director and CEO, Greg Hunt, told shareholders at Nufarm’s annual general meeting this week.

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Nufarm warns of first-half earnings drop

Nufarm expects its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) in the first half of its fiscal 2020 (ending July 31st) to be "significantly lower" than in the six months to January 31st 2019. 

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Insecticides India up 10% in fiscal Q2

Indian company Insecticides India recorded a 9.8% rise in sales to Rs 5,031 million ($69.8 million at the current rate) in its second quarter ended September 30th 2019.

Insecticides India Financial Results

Nippon Kayaku's first-half agchem sales flat

Japanese company Nippon Kayaku recorded agrochemical sales of some ¥3,200 million ($29.4 million at the current rate) in the first half of its fiscal year ending March 31st 2020.

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Isagro Q3 agchem sales down 10%

Italian agrochemical company Isagro (Milan) has posted a 10.6% fall in third-quarter agrochemical sales to €23.2 million ($25.6 million at the current rate).


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Bioceres Q1 agchem sales up 22%

Argentine seed and agrochemical supplier Bioceres group's (Rosario) crop protection revenues rose by 22% to $18 million in its first quarter of fiscal 2020, ended September 30th 2019.

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Brazilian judge overturns suspension injunction against batch of agchem approvals

A Brazilian federal court has overturned an injunction suspending the approval of a batch of pesticide products and active ingredients from September.


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Bayer/Monsanto agrees to US plea deal over illegal parathion-methyl use and storage

Bayer legacy company Monsanto last week pleaded guilty to using and storing the banned organophosphate insecticide, parathion-methyl, on crops at a research farm on the Hawaiian island of Maui. 

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Brazilian judge suspends authorisations on dozens of agchems

A Brazilian federal judge has suspended the authorisations of 63 pesticide products.

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Monsanto wins Brazilian case on use of saved GM seed

Bayer's Monsanto business has won a Brazilian case against grower groups seeking the right to plant saved seed harvested from the company's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready soybeans.

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EU Court clarifies renewals of agchem parallel trade permits

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has clarified the rules for renewing parallel trade permits for agrochemical products when the reference product has been re-registered.

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Bayer confirms scale of jump in US lawsuits for glyphosate exposure

Bayer has confirmed the scale of the reported surge in US lawsuits from plaintiffs seeking damages for exposure to legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate, over claims of a no warnings of a link of cancer to use of the product.

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Schütz opens third packaging facility in Australia

German packaging company Schütz’s Australian subsidiary, Schütz Australia, has officially opened a facility in Yatala, Queensland.

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Pam Marrone to step down at MBI

US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations' founder Dr Pamela Marrone will retire from her position as chief executive officer once a replacement has been found.

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CropLife Brasil founded

Industry association CropLife has launched a Brazilian association, CropLife Brasil.

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Yield10 Bioscience raises $11.5 million

The US agricultural technology company, Yield10 Bioscience (Woburn, Massachusetts), has raised $11.5 million through a public offering and a private placement of shares. 


Syngenta to end cereal seed research in Canada

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta is to discontinue its Canadian cereal seed research and development programme from the end of this year.

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Corteva comes out on top at Crop Science Awards

After the dominance of DuPont and Dow AgroSciences at the Agrow Awards for over a decade, it was probably no surprise that the major winner at last night's rebranded Crop Science Awards ceremony was Corteva Agriscience during its first year as an independent business following the merger of Dow and DuPont. 

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French genomics company Cellectis’ US plant science subsidiary, Calyxt (Minneapolis, Minnesota), has appointed Vince Restucci to the newly created role of vice-president of agronomy services. 



US industry association CropLife America’s non-crop sector association, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), has appointed Megan Provost as president from December 16th. 



UK specialty chemical company Croda’s Dutch seed treatment business, Incotec, has appointed Greg Pojani as plant manager for Incotec North America’s operations in Salinas, California and Urbandale, Iowa. 


Pam Marrone to step down at MBI

US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations' founder Dr Pamela Marrone will retire from her position as chief executive officer once a replacement has been found.

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Certis USA

Japanese company Mitsui & Co's US biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has appointed Dr Jose Carvalho as regional representative for its business in Europe and the Middle East. 

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Helm Agro US

German company Helm's US generic agrochemical subsidiary, Helm Agro US (Tampa, Florida), has appointed Aaron Locker as vice-president of sales. 

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