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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

Nichino America/PBI-Gordon agree deal for Pedigree

Nihon Nohaku’s US subsidiary, Nichino America, and US agrochemical company PBI-Gordon have agreed a supply deal for PBI to market and sell the fungicide, Pedigree (flutolanil).
Deals Fungicides

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

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.

Operations Deals

S&W Seed to evaluate Calyxt alfalfa line

An alfalfa (lucerne) line developed using French company Cellectis’ US plant science subsidiary Calyxt’s gene editing technology has been transferred to the company’s partner, S&W Seed, for field evaluation and testing.

Deals R&D

Evogene/Brazilian IMAmt deal on insect resistance

Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene (Rehovot) and the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso cotton institute, the IMAmt, have agreed a research and validation deal in the field of insect resistance traits in cotton.
Deals R&D

Syngenta extends partnership with Brazilian digital start-up

Syngenta and Brazilian start-up company Perfect Flight have extended co-operation using the latter’s digital technology for precise aerial applications of agrochemicals.
Deals ChemChina
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