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Bayer/LB-Track to co-develop HR weed detection methods

Bayer’s Crop Science division and Chilean precision agriculture company LB-Track are to co-operate on the development of methods for the detection of herbicide-resistant weeds.
Deals R&D

Mitsui/Bayer agree quinofumelin development and marketing deal

Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Bayer have agreed a licensing deal for the development and marketing of a Mitsui’s new fungicide, quinofumelin.

Deals Fungicides

Exosect/Bayer settle fluency agent dispute

UK-based enabling technology provider Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire) has reached a settlement with Bayer’s Crop Science division in their legal dispute in the US and Canada over fluency agent technology. 
Deals Bayer Crop Science

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

FMC agrees Brazilian deal with data firm Agronow

FMC has agreed a partnership with Brazilian agriculture data analysis company Agronow (São José dos Campos).
FMC Deals

MBI/GHAC agree Philippine distribution deal

US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California) has agreed an exclusive Philippine distribution deal with national agricultural inputs supplier Great Harvest Agri Chemicals Corporation (GHAC).

Deals Marrone Bio Innovations
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Croda to acquire Plant Impact

UK specialty chemical company Croda’s European subsidiary, Croda Europe, has agreed to acquire UK crop enhancement company Plant Impact (Harpenden, Hertfordshire).
M&A

Syngenta acquires US satellite imagery firm

Syngenta has acquired the US satellite imagery company, FarmShots.
M&A Syngenta

Bayer in rumoured plans to sell veg seeds business

Bayer has offered to sell its global vegetable seeds business and allow BASF exclusive access to its digital farming data in an effort to address EU anti-trust concerns over Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto, reports newswire Reuters citing undisclosed sources.
M&A EU

Brazil conditionally OKs Bayer takeover of Monsanto

Brazil has conditionally approved the Bayer group’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto.
Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Syngenta completes Nidera acquisition

ChemChina-owned Syngenta has completed the acquisition of the Argentine seed supplier, Nidera Semillas.
M&A Syngenta

Bayer submits commitments to EU Commission

Bayer has submitted commitments to the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of Monsanto.

EU M&A
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Insecticides India Q3 sales up 13%

Indian company Insecticides India recorded a 13% rise in revenues to Rs 1,757 million ($27.1 million at the current rate) in its third quarter ended December 31st 2017.

Financial Results

Syngenta agchem sales down 3% in 2017

Syngenta's crop protection sales decreased by 3.4% to $9,244 million in 2017.
Financial Results ChemChina

Excel Crop Care up 36% in third quarter

Indian agrochemical company Excel Crop Care's (Mumbai) revenues increased by 35.9% to Rs 2,586.5 million ($40.6 million at the current rate) in its third quarter ended December 31st 2017.

Financial Results

FMC agchem sales up 40% in fourth quarter

The acquisition of certain crop protection assets from DuPont (part of DowDuPont) on November 1st 2017 boosted FMC’s agrochemical sales by 40.2% to $866.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. 
Financial Results FMC

UPL's agro sales up 4% in third quarter

UPL recorded a sales rise of 4.2% to Rs 40,150 million ($630 million at the current rate) for its “agro activities” comprising agrochemicals and seeds in its third quarter ended December 31st 2017.

Financial Results UPL

Nihon Nohyaku’s agchem sales up 27% in fiscal 2017

Higher overseas sales boosted Japanese company Nihon Nohyaku’s agrochemical sales by 26.6% to some ¥51,900 million ($468.1 million at the current rate) in its fiscal year ended September 30th 2017. 
Financial Results Nihon Nohyaku
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Court upholds US state of Arkansas' dicamba ban

A court in the US state of Arkansas has dismissed Monsanto's challenge of a state prohibition on the spraying of dicamba herbicide between April 16th and October 31st.
United States Monsanto

Bayer challenges Russian FAS in court

Bayer has filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) over its investigation of Bayer’s planned takeover of Monsanto.

Russian Federation FAS

Enviros urge US court to cancel XtendiMax registration

The US EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), violated federal pesticide law and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and should be revoked, environmentalists said last week in a filing with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

United States EPA

Judicial panel consolidates US dicamba lawsuits

A US judicial panel has decided to consolidate an array of lawsuits filed in several states against Monsanto, BASF and DuPont (part of DowDuPont) for alleged harm to non-target crops from dicamba herbicides.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Monsanto to launch defence of Brazilian Intacta patent by March

Monsanto is to file its defence in the next few weeks against a Brazilian lawsuit seeking to cancel the company’s patent for its genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology.
Monsanto Legal

Brazil patent office advises voiding Intacta patent

Brazil’s industrial property agency, the INPI, has found that Monsanto’s patent for its genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology should be declared void.
Brazil Legal
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Latest From Operations

Bayer presents new insecticide facility plan

Bayer’s Crop Science division has set out its ambitions for its new insecticide research greenhouse facility in Monhein, Germany.

Bayer Crop Science Operations

Brandt opens new formulations lab

The US agrochemical company, Brandt (Springfield, Illinois), has opened an expanded formulations laboratory at its Pleasant Plains, Illinois production facility. 
Operations

Staphyt opens new office in Austria

The regulatory division of French contract research company Staphyt (Inchy-en-Artois) is opening a new office in Bad Vöslau, Austria this month.
Operations

SGS gets Romanian GEP accreditation

Swiss inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has received GEP accreditation from the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture.
Operations

Bioceres postpones IPO

Argentine seed and agrochemical supplier Bioceres group has postponed its initial public offering (IPO) “due to volatile market conditions”.

Operations

Enigma launches AgSPC.db database

UK-based Enigma Market Research has launched the database, AgSPC.db, which identifies supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for agrochemicals.
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Origin Agritech

Chinese agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech (Beijing) has appointed Dr Z James Chen as chief executive officer effective March 1st.

People

Syngenta France

Syngenta has appointed Bruno Baranne as president of Syngenta France. He was previously in charge of commercial operations.
People Syngenta

Cibus

The US technology company, Cibus (San Diego, California), has appointed Noel Sauer as vice-president of research. 
People

Syngenta

Syngenta has appointed Mary Kay Thatcher as senior lead of US federal government relations with effect from mid-February. 
People Syngenta

Agribusiness Intelligence

Agrow parent company Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence business has appointed Gautam Sirur as principal analyst.

People

Syngenta

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has appointed Alexandra Brand to the new position of chief sustainability officer.

People Syngenta
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