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Meiogenix invests in US/European maize improvement project

French biotechnology company Meiogenix (Paris) has invested over $1 million in a research programme involving US and European scientists aimed at improving maize breeding through targeted genetic recombination. 


Cibus/Rotam advance non-GM rice traits

US technology company Cibus (San Diego, California) has advanced the development of two non-genetically modified herbicide tolerance traits for rice. 

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Bayer/Meiogenix to collaborate on breeding and genome editing for plant nutrition

Bayer's Crop Science division and French genetics biotechnology developer Meiogenix (Paris) are teaming up to accelerate the development of Meiogenix’s proprietary technologies related to plant breeding and genome editing applications.

Bayer Crop Science Deals

Nufarm to market oxyfluorfen in US

Nufarm’s US business, Nufarm Americas, has entered into a distribution agreement with Chinese company Nutrichem to market the oxyfluorfen-based herbicides, GoalTender and Goal 2XL. 

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Adama and STK agree biofungicides distribution deal in Ecuador

ChemChina subsidiary Adama and Israeli biopesticide company STK Bio-ag Technologies have agreed an exclusive distribution deal for two STK Melaleuca alternifolia extract-based biofungicides in Ecuador.

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Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2020

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2020, with links to the original articles.

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Seipasa gets Chilean distribution deal for its biostimulants

Spanish biologicals company Seipasa (L'Alcúdia) has signed a distribution deal for French company Suez to distribute its biostimulants in Chile.


Terramera leads Canadian project for new pest control solutions

Canadian biologicals company Terramera (Vancouver, British Columbia) is leading a project for the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster – a cross-industry collaboration of diverse organisations – to develop new pest and disease control solutions.

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AgBiTech/UPL form Africa biopesticide pact

Australian biopesticide company AgBiTech (Glenvale, Queensland) has entered into a distribution agreement with UPL for two viral insecticides in multiple African countries.


Corteva/Lier Chemical to set up Chinese jv

Corteva Agriscience Shanghai and Chinese company Lier Chemical have agreed to set up a joint venture in the Sichuan province of China.


Corteva to evaluate Eden's Sustaine encapsulation technology

Corteva Agriscience has agreed a one-year exclusive evaluation deal with UK biological crop protection company Eden Research (Cirencester, Gloucestershire) on its encapsulation technology.


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Bayer/Atomwise to continue crop protection development programmes

US agrochemical and pharmaceutical discovery technology company Atomwise (San Francisco, California) and Bayer are to continue the development of two crop protection programmes.

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