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Agrow adds a new dimension to its tracking and reporting of research and development taking place within the crop protection industry with the launch of its new R&D Pipeline Tracker.
The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) 2017 is to be held in Birmingham, UK from July 9th-12th 2017.
The reduction in agrochemical usage associated with genetically modified crops amounted to 8.1% between 1996 and 2015, according to the latest analysis by UK consultancy P G Economics. It points to a 618,700 tonne decrease in herbicide and insecticide use over the period. The trend continues the decline seen in previous years. Usage fell by 8.2% between 1996 and 2014.
Japanese company Mitsui & Co has acquired Israeli seed company Top Seeds (Moshav Sharona) and renamed it Top Seeds International.
Chinese company Sinochem International has opened a science and technology innovation centre in Shanghai, China.
The ISO Technical Committee on Common Names for Pesticides has provisionally approved three new active ingredient names.
Global chemical-based crop protection sales fell by 2.5% to $49,920 million at the distributor level in 2016, according to figures from Agrow parent company Informa’s seed and agrochemical consultancy, Phillips McDougall.
Chinese company Sinochem International’s agrochemical sales were up 7.4% to Yuan 2,837.1 million ($412.1 million at the current rate) in 2016.
The global area planted with genetically modified crops rose by 3% to 185.1 million ha in 2016, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).
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