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Bayer's Climate Corp agrees deal to add FieldView on Tillable platform

Bayer's Crop Science division's digital agriculture business, Climate Corporation, has agreed a partnership for its mobile and web-based software platform, FieldView, with the US farmland rental company, Tillable.


Bayer Crop Science Deals

Leading agchem companies collaborate on packaging technology

Five leading crop protection companies are collaborating to improve the way crop protection products are handled in Europe by promoting the use of closed transfer system (CTS) technology.


Corteva/Micro MGx target microbial pesticides

Corteva Agriscience has entered into a collaboration with the US life sciences company, Micro MGx (formerly Microbial Pharmaceuticals - Chicago, Illinois), to develop novel microbial-based crop protection solutions. 

Corteva Agriscience Deals

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

Bayer/Arvinas launch jv Oerth Bio

Bayer has formed a joint venture, Oerth Bio, with the biotechnology company, Arvinas.

Bayer Crop Science Deals

Agragene licenses sterile insect technology

The US biotechnology company, Agragene (San Diego, California), has acquired an exclusive and global licence to sterile insect technology from the US University of California.

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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.

Deals M&A

Bayer hails €25 bn R&D ten-year spend moving towards more sustainable ag

Bayer's Crop Science division spent €2.3 billion ($2.5 billion at the current rate) on R&D last year on a pro forma basis, and plans to spend €25 billion ($27 billion) over the next ten years.

Bayer Crop Science Investments

Sumitomo Chemical to acquire Nufarm's S American agchem business

Sumitomo Chemical has agreed to acquire the South American assets of Nufarm.

Nufarm Sumitomo Chemical

Kumiai to acquire Corteva's bensulfuron-methyl business in Asia Pacific

Kumiai Chemical is to acquire the sulfonylurea herbicide, bensulfuron-methyl, from Corteva Agriscience in the Asia Pacific countries, excluding China.

M&A Corteva Agriscience

De Sangosse acquires Czech biotech company Symbiom

French crop protection company De Sangosse (Agen) has acquired Czech biotechnology company Symbiom (Sazava).


MBI closes acquisition of Pro Farm Technologies

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), has completed its acquisition of Finnish plant stimulant and soil-treatment business, Pro Farm Technologies.

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Amvac ahead at Q3 but behind forecast

US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Los Angeles, California) expects its third-quarter revenues to have risen by about 10% to $123 million. 

American Vanguard Financial Results

Adama points to higher Q3 sales

ChemChina subsidiary Adama anticipates a high single-digit rise in reported sales in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the same period last year.

Adama Financial Results

PHC sales down 11% in first half

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), recorded a 10.9% drop in revenues to $2.7 million in the first half of 2019.

Plant Health Care Financial Results

Nufarm agchem sales up 13% in fiscal 2019

Increased sales in all regions except Australia/New Zealand boosted Nufarm's crop protection (excluding seed treatments) revenues by 13.3% to Aus$3,536.1 million (US$2,383.8 million at the current rate) in its fiscal year ended July 31st 2019. 

Financial Results Nufarm

Isagro agchems fall 10% in second quarter

Italian agrochemical company Isagro's (Milan) miserable start to the year continued into the second quarter.

Financial Results

Nippon Kayaku's agchem sales up in first quarter

Japanese company Nippon Kayaku recorded an undisclosed increase in agrochemical sales during the three months to June 30th 2019, which was the first quarter of its fiscal 2020.

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Bayer glyphosate lawsuits mounting in the US

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

Bayer Crop Science Legal

EU court rejects Sipcam request for suspension of chlorothalonil phase-out

An EU court has dismissed Sipcam-Oxon’s request for a suspension of the phase-out of the fungicide, chlorothalonil, while its lawsuit against the active ingredient’s non-renewal is being considered. 

Europe EU

US California court upholds Prop 65 listing of atrazine

A US state of California appeals court has denied a bid by Syngenta to remove atrazine herbicide and five similar agricultural chemicals from the state's list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

United States ChemChina

Sipcam-Oxon goes to EU court over chlorothalonil non-renewal

Sipcam-Oxon has started legal action seeking to overturn the EU decision not to renew the approval of the fungicide, chlorothalonil. 

Europe EU

Stage set for appeal of first US glyphosate cancer verdict

Plaintiff urges court to reinstate $289 million award while Bayer calls for case to be thrown out.

United States Bayer Crop Science

Enviros restart legal bid to upend Bayer/Monsanto's dicamba

Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate the US EPA's approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's dicamba herbicide.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto
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Hummingbird Technologies completes funding round

The UK agricultural technology company, Hummingbird Technologies (London), has completed an investment round led by BASF Ventures and the Canadian company, Telus Ventures. 


Agrow's Crop Science Awards 2019 - curtain raiser

An overview of the applications shortlisted for Agrow's Crop Science Awards 2019 to be held in London on November 12th.

Operations R&D

Valagro begins construction of new US facility

Italian biostimulants company Valagro (Atessa) has begun the construction of a manufacturing plant in the US at Orangeburg, South Carolina.


Bayer/Arvinas launch jv Oerth Bio

Bayer has formed a joint venture, Oerth Bio, with the biotechnology company, Arvinas.

Bayer Crop Science Deals

BASF targets increased global market share

BASF's Agricultural Solutions division is targeting increased market share and growth of one percentage point above the agricultural inputs market.

BASF Operations

Eurofins opens second field station in Brazil

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services (EAS) has established its second field station in Brazil.

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CropLife International

Industry association CropLife International has appointed Giulia Di Tommaso as its president and CEO.


Oerth Bio

The newly launched Bayer/Arvinas joint venture, Oerth Bio, has appointed John Dombrosky as its chief executive officer.

Bayer Crop Science People


Bayer's Crop Science division has appointed Ingo Elfering as its chief information officer and head of digital transformation of Crop Science.

Bayer Crop Science People


BASF has appointed Alberto Ancora as regional vice-president of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) South operations, covering southern Europe, Turkey, Iran, Africa and the Middle East.

BASF People


Nufarm has appointed Hildo Brilleman as chief commercial officer of its EuMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region effective October 1st.

People Nufarm


UPL has appointed Dr Adrian Percy as chief technology officer for its crop protection business.

People UPL
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