Australian Authority to Greenlight Syngenta Fungicide

ChemChina reported that the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) will approve the registration of Syngenta’s foliage fungicide MIRAVIS in April 2018.


ADAMA: Syngenta Crop Protection Product Transfer Underway

At the same time, the divestiture of certain crop protection products from ADAMA to Nufarm Europe has been completed.


The War Against Weeds Evolves in 2018

Experts share their strategies and perspectives on how to defeat still rapidly spreading resistant weeds.


Syngenta, Nippon Soda Enter Seed Treatment Licensing Deal

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


Court Cancels Publicly Held Syngenta Shares

Syngenta has announced that the Appellate Court Basel-City (Appellationsgericht Basel-Stadt) has cancelled all publicly held registered shares of Syngenta AG.


Syngenta Wins Azoxystrobin Patent Infringement Case

Court permanently enjoins Willowood regarding Syngenta’s azoxystrobin patent.


Seed Firms’ Changes Bring Uncertainty, Promises

The months ahead will reveal what these altered players will look like and how they’ll work with dealers and growers. They’ll also show where companies are focusing efforts in trait development and crop systems.


AMVAC’s Trogele: ‘Entire Downstream Channel of Our Industry Will Be Challenged’

AMVAC Chief Operating Officer Bob Trogele offered his insight on the current agrichemical environment, and on how retailers can possibly engage with post-patent companies.


Is it 2008 All Over Again? Chinese Supply Crunch Hits Crop Protection Players

Post-patent players, retailers seek out options and opportunities as the unknowns of supply constraints and consolidation from the Big 6 to the Big 3 take hold.


Syngenta to Acquire Nidera Seeds

Nidera Seeds is owned by China's COFCO International.


ADAMA to Receive Products in Europe from Syngenta

Adama to receive products in Europe from Syngenta while divesting others of similar nature and economic value to Nufarm.


Australia’s Nufarm Buys Crop Protection Assets from Syngenta, Adama

The portfolio of products being divested includes off-patent crop protection formulations in the herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other categories in the European Economic Area.

Africa/Middle East

Syngenta, USAID Renew Global Collaboration to Improve Food Security

Renewed MOU to develop agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Crop Protection Rebates: Playing the Game

From the earliest days of competitive selling, the concept of rewarding customer loyalty has been a page, if not a full chapter, in the capitalist playbook.


Crop Protection Market Pressure Leading to Supplier Consolidation

The agricultural industry should be prepared for plenty of “domino effects” from moves within the crop protection sector.

Seeds and Traits

Syngenta, Plaintiffs Reach Pending Settlement in Corn Traits Launch Litigation

Plaintiffs and defendants in the Syngenta MIR 162 Corn Litigation have reached a pending settlement to resolve litigation concerning the


The ‘Perfect Storm’ for Distribution Channel Change

Multiple factors -- both legacy and new -- are combining to set the stage for some dramatic alterations for how U.S. ag retailers operate their businesses.


Will Mega-mergers Change the Agriculture Industry’s DNA?

The recent mergers of numerous chemical and agricultural companies are said to be the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history. An


Syngenta: Court Rules in its Favor in Patent Infringement Suit

The jury found that Willowood infringed a patent relating to the manufacture of the fungicide azoxystrobin.

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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.


China Pesticide Market: Biopesticides, Fungicides Highlight 47 New Products Launched in 2017

In 2017, there were 47 new pesticides registered or launched in China, including 13 fungicides, five insecticides / acaricides /


Nichino America Launches Novel Fungicide

Flutianil, the active ingredient in Gatten, has specific activity against the fungal diseases that cause powdery mildew.

Seeds and Traits

Monsanto Previews Current, Future Pipeline Offerings

Even after the company launched dicamba-tolerant crops to the agricultural marketplace in 2017, Monsanto is gearing up for a busier


Understory Partners with Monsanto in Argentina

Disruptive edge computing weather network deployed in key agriculture regions in Argentina.