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Africa/Middle East

Bayer Closes Monsanto Acquisition

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday. Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on

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Asia

PFMAI’s Dave: Indian Bill Is ‘Total Surrender’ to Multinationals

New legislation falls short and gives unfair advantage to importers and multinationals, Indian manufacturers say.

Africa/Middle East

Bayer Plans Closing of Monsanto Acquisition on June 7

Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto on June 7, following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory

Agrichemicals

Bayer: Disappointing Verdict Requires In-Depth Analysis

Bayer will assess the verdict’s consequences and potential legal options.

Agrichemicals

EU Court Backs Ban on Three Neonicotinoids

General Court of the European Union said it "confirms the validity of the restrictions introduced at EU level in 2013 clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees."

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Insecticides

Bayer on Neonicotinoid Ban: ‘A Sad Day’ for European Farmers

Today’s decision by the EU Member States to restrict the use of certain neonicotinoids to applications in permanent greenhouses is

Insecticides

Syngenta: Neonicotinoid Decision Takes European Farming in the Wrong Direction

Today’s decision by Member States to back the Commission’s proposal for further restrictions of neonicotinoids is disappointing, but not unexpected,

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Kline: Insecticide Market for Grain Storage Growing Steadily

Aluminum phosphide is the predominant active ingredient used for treatments, accounting for over 50% of the total sales in 2017.

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Arysta Licenses Meiji’s Insecticide for Rice in India

Flupyrimin is a new proprietary active ingredient that provides effective control of damaging pests in rice and other important crops.

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Bayer: Enzymes in Honeybees Determine Neonic Sensitivity

A joint study by Exeter University, Rothamsted Research and Bayer has discovered enzymes in honey bees and bumble bees that determine how sensitive they are to different neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Where Is Chinese Agchem Manufacturing Headed and How Should You Manage the Risks?

Exclusive insight from CS Liew, Managing Director of Pacific Agriscience Pte Ltd., Singapore

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Bayer Responds to EFSA’s Conclusions on Neonics

Bayer: "EFSA’s conclusions do not justify further neonicotinoid use restrictions."

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European Watchdog: Neonicotinoid Risks to Bees Confirmed

EFSA has updated its risk assessments of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam – that are currently subject to restrictions in the EU.

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FMC Receives EPA Registration for Steward EC Insecticide

The active ingredient in Steward EC insecticide, indoxacarb, is an integral part of an IPM plan to manage Western corn rootworm resistance.

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AMVAC Launches Index Liquid At-Plant Insecticide

Growers now have a new solution to control corn rootworm and other pests for the upcoming planting season.

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Syngenta, Nippon Soda Enter Seed Treatment Licensing Deal

Picarbutrazox is a new active ingredient from a novel chemical class discovered by Nippon Soda.

Insecticides

Insecticides: Making the Most of Limited Chemistries

While no widespread, plague-like insect infestations hit growers in 2017, a number of traited Bt crops continued to struggle under

Agrichemicals

Global Crop Protection Market: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Opportunity in 2018

The end of the old year and start of the new is a natural time to reflect on where we’ve

Insecticides

Bayer Inaugurates New Greenhouse for Insecticide Research

Bayer is aiming to consolidate its leading position in the global pest control market. To this end, the company has

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Valagro Launches Fertilizer Line in China

Valagro, an Italian supplier of biostimulants and other specialty nutrients, said it launched its water-soluble fertilizers, Master Supreme, to the Chinese market.

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As Agchem Complexity Grows, Specialists Take Off Some of the Heat

Chemical companies increasingly are using specialist suppliers to outsource the process development and production of complex new molecules.

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Indigo Touts ‘New Approach to Agricultural R&D’

Indigo Research Partners uses a network of more than 50 of the largest U.S. growers to gather over a trillion data points daily from sensors, drones, weather stations, and other technologies.

Genetics

Scientists Introduce Simpler, Faster CRISPR

Gene editing just got easier, thanks to an international team of researchers.

Biopesticides

FaunaSmart, BioScience Solutions Form Innovative Collaboration in Crop Protection

FaunaSmart and BioScience Solutions have announced a cooperation within strategic business development and innovation strategies in crop protection. Harry Teicher,