Agrochemistry News

  • EPA approves uses of weed killer Dicamba

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a conditional registration for new uses of the herbicide dicamba, a Monsanto “agrochemical,” on genetically engineered (GE) cotton and GE soybean. In a Final Registration document issued yesterday, ...

  • Agrochemicals worry Argentines

    Argentina's agricultural industry has been dramatically transformed by the introduction of genetically modified plants in 1996. A country once known for its grass-fed beef is now dominated by soy, corn and cotton. Soy harvests alone have tripled, ranking Argentina as the world's third largest soybean producer. But the pesticides powering this boom are poorly controlled and used in ways that were ...


    By Associated Press

  • Modern Water signs new product development contract

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has entered into a new substantial product development contract with global agrochemical company United Phosphorous Inc. (UPI). Under the contract Modern Water will develop and supply a new herbicide testing system. The new test system will detect Endothall, an ...

  • CompetitiveWatch Agrochemicals-BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, FMC, Makhteshim-Agan, Monsanto, Nufarm, Sumitomo, Syngenta

    The companies analyzed in this report include BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, FMC, Makhteshim-Agan, Monsanto, Nufarm, Sumitomo, and Syngenta. For each company, the report provides: Specific business, new product development and marketing strategies. Strengths and weaknesses. Anticipated acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. Major promotional ...

  • Agrochemicals blamed for chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka

    A team of Sri Lankan and WHO scientists has linked the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) on the island to indiscriminate use of agrochemicals including fertilisers and pesticides. In its final report released on February 28, the team, led by WHO researcher Shanthi Mendis, identified ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Research and Markets: 2013 Global Insecticides Market: Strategic Assessments of Leading Suppliers

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2vc7mq/2013_global) has announced the addition of the "2013 Global Insecticides Market: Strategic Assessments of Leading Suppliers" report to their offering. This new report ...


  • Frost & Sullivan: Agrochemical Technologies Making Rapid Advancements

    Agrochemical technology has huge potential for development as it shifts from solely providing crop yields for food and feed purposes to aiding the production of biomass used for renewable chemical production. Environmental concerns and government legislation to decrease chemical exposure to crops have spurred extensive research and development (R&D) activities, leading to rapid technological ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Expectations of Higher Return-on-investment Boosts Biofertilizer Adoption in North America, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    An increasing number of farmers in North America are replacing chemical fertilizers with biofertilizers, which are less expensive and more environmentally-friendly. In addition, the region's focus on mass production, high crop productivity, large farms and cooperatives, and advanced farming technologies have further spurred demand for biofertilizers, broadening the scope of the market in North ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Agrochemicals Market in India 2011

    Agrochemicals Market in India 2011 Agrochemicals Market Description Agrochemicals allow for sufficient food grain production in India. It has been ...


  • SGS soil testing lab in Voronezh has been accredited

    The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation accredited the new agrochemical laboratory of SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, for technical competence and independence. The accreditation scope includes soils and crops (wheat, rye, barley, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet, pea, sunflower, rape). The accreditation certificate ...


    By SGS

  • New ASTM international technical publication on pesticide formulations and delivery systems announced

    STP 1507, Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, 28th Volume: Global Trends and Regulatory Drivers in the Crop Protection Industry, is now available from ASTM International. The publication includes eleven peer-reviewed papers that address many of the latest challenges to the agrochemical formulations industry regarding global ...


    By ASTM International

  • CAP post 2013 - last call for sustainability?

     On September 23rd an informal Agriculture Council meeting will be held in Annecy, dedicated to the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. BirdLife International, EEB and Pesticide Action Network warned Ministers that  the issue of food and energy security - and prices -  can only be addressed effectively through a new model of agriculture that ...

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