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China's top formulators up in 2017

Accumulated sales from China's top 50 pesticide formulation companies were 21.7% higher at Yuan 20,892.6 million ($3,294.6 million at the current rate) in 2017 than the previous year.


Australia to OK GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that proposed field tests on genetically modified stacked herbicide-tolerant and alerted oil content canola pose negligible risks to human health and the environment.

Australia Nufarm

China's top 100 sales up 40% in 2017

Accumulated sales at China's top 100 agrochemical companies were 40.4% higher at Yuan 154,257.4 million ($24,324.8 million) in 2017, reports the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA).

Chinese pesticide export value up 20% in 2017

China’s pesticide exports rose by 20.4% to $6,760 million in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to figures from the country’s Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA).

Sumitomo opens global R&D site in Japan

Sumitomo Chemical has begun operations at its new global agrochemical research and development facility in Takarazuka, Japan.
Japan Operations

Bayer targets Australian seed treatment

Bayer’s Crop Science division expects to receive Australian approval for the fungicidal seed treatment, EverGol Energy (penflufen + prothioconazole + metalaxyl), this year.
Seed treatments Fungicides

More aphid resistance to neonics in Australia

There have been more cases of resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in green peach aphids (GPA) in Australia, according to the Australian scientific research organisation, Cesar (Melbourne, Victoria). 

Indian competition body approves Bayer/Monsanto deal

The Competition Commission of India has conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto.


Australia approves DowDuPont’s Rinskor

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved DowDuPont’s herbicide, GF-3301 (florpyrauxifen-benzyl – trade-marked as Rinskor – 300 g/litre), for use on rice.
Herbicides & PGRs Australia

Interview (Wynca): Consolidation in Chinese industry will reduce glyphosate price wars

In a wide-ranging interview, the president of Wynca Group (Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group), Yanming Wu, talks with Agrow correspondent Dr Shuyou Han about consolidation arising from Chinese environmental protection measures and zero-growth pesticide policies, domestic and export market, and the impact of the big M&As on the Chinese pesticide industry.
China Herbicides & PGRs

APVMA gains ICT investment

The Australian government is to invest Aus$10.1 million (US$7.8 million) in the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s (APVMA) digital strategy.
Australia APVMA

Australia to OK Arysta’s Amitron for sugar cane

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Platform Specialty Products agrochemical business Arysta LifeScience’s herbicide, Amitron 700WG (amicarbazone 70%).
Herbicides & PGRs Arysta LifeScience
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