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Bayer/Monsanto win case in Indian seed royalty dispute

Bayer’s Indian joint venture, Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech (MMB), has received a favourable award from the arbitration panel in the proceedings against the Indian companies, Nuziveedu Seeds and Prabhat Agri Biotech.

India Bayer Crop Science

Australia OKs GM wheat trials

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that proposed field tests by the University of Melbourne on genetically modified wheat pose negligible risks to human health and the environment. 

Australia OGTR

Asia review 2018: Chinese exports remained strong despite US tariff dispute

Chinese exports remained strong despite the tariff dispute between the US and China threatening to cast a shadow on the pesticide industry in both countries when the US imposed 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

Asia Pacific

BASF to launch fluxapyroxad fungicides in Japan

BASF is to launch two fungicides, Axar Flowable (fluxapyroxad - trade-marked as Xemium + difenoconazole) and Imtrex Flowable (fluxapyroxad) in Japan.

Japan Fungicides

Indian company Natco Pharma to enter agchems

Indian pharmaceutical company Natco Pharma (Hyderabad) is entering the agrochemical industry by initiating work on manufacturing facilities.

India Operations

BASF opens subsidiary in Cambodia

BASF has opened its first wholly-owned company (BASF Cambodia) in Cambodia.

Operations Herbicides & PGRs

Australia to approve potassium silicate fungicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Australian company Organic Crop Protectants' (Clayton, Victoria) fungicide, Ecocarb Plus (potassium silicate + potassium bicarbonate). 

Australia APVMA

Australia to OK BASF's Serifel

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's biofungicide, Serifel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens MBI 600). 

Australia APVMA

Australian approval for BioHerbicides Australia's bioherbicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has approved Australian biopesticide company BioHerbicides Australia's (St Lucia, Queensland) bioherbicide, Bi-Bak Parkinsonia (Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae NT039 + Macrophomina phaseolina NT094 + Neoscytalidium novaehollandiae QLD003). 


Australia APVMA

China grants five new GM crop import approvals

China has given import approval to five genetically modified crops and renewed the import approval of 26 GM crops.

China Herbicide Tolerance

Indian Supreme Court backs Bayer/Monsanto on GM cotton patents

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Bayer legacy company Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds.

India Legal

BASF agrees Basta production/marketing deal in S Korea

BASF has agreed exclusive distribution and trademark licensing agreements with the South Korean companies, NongHyup Chemical and Sungbo Chemicals, for its non-selective herbicide, Basta (glufosinate-ammonium).

Deals Herbicides & PGRs
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