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Platform looks for quick agchem separation

Platform Specialty Products expects to separate its Arysta LifeScience agrochemical business from its specialty chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) for Arysta by the middle of 2018. 
Operations Arysta LifeScience

FMC to become regionally balanced agchem business

The planned acquisition of a significant part of the former DuPont’s (now part of DowDuPont) crop protection business will see FMC emerge as a purely agrochemical operation with sales divided evenly between the main geographical regions. 
FMC Operations

Monsanto presses US state of Arkansas over dicamba ban

Monsanto is urging the US state of Arkansas to reject a call to severely restrict use of the herbicide, dicamba, and warning that it may turn to the courts if the proposal is adopted. 

Operations United States

Monsanto to sell Indian cotton seed business

Monsanto is to sell its branded cotton seed business in India to Indian company Tierra Agrotech (Hyderabad).
Operations India

Eurofins to offer field trials in Ukraine

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services has agreed a collaboration with an agriculture consultant based in Lviv, Ukraine.

Eurofins opens base in Chile

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services Latin America has opened a new field base in the O’Higgins region of Chile.

Syngenta to expand US seed business

Syngenta has committed to a “significant incremental investment” in its US seed business over the next five years. 
Operations Syngenta

Monsanto targets GM soybean expansion in US

Monsanto expects plantings of its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (MON88708xMON89788) soybeans to account for about half of the US soybean area in 2018. 
Monsanto Operations

Meghmani creates agchem subsidiary

Indian company Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad) has created a wholly owned agrochemical subsidiary, Meghmani Agrochemicals.


Platform to spin off agchem business

Platform Specialty Products has confirmed that it is to separate its agrochemical and specialty chemical businesses into two standalone public companies. 
Operations Platform Specialty Products

Bayer opens new ST facility in France

Bayer’s seed protection division, Bayer SeedGrowth Coatings, has opened a seed treatment formulation facility at its site in Méréville, France.
Operations Bayer CropScience

Nantong Jiangshan to expand herbicide production

Chinese company Nantong Jiangshan plans to invest Yuan 124 million ($18.4 million) to expand its amide herbicide production capabilities by 26,000 tonnes/year.
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