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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Makhteshim Agan and ChemChina Complete Merger
GLOBAL - Makhteshim Agan Group (MAI), a world leader in crop protection solutions, announced that a majority interest of its publically-owned shares have been acquired by China National...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Mycogen Introduces Refuge Advanced Hybrids, with SILAGE-SPECIFIC Variety
US — Mycogen Seeds is expanding its corn lineup to include eight additional Dow AgroSciences REFUGE ADVANCED® powered by SmartStax® hybrids. ...
ADM Expands Global Transportation Network
GLOBAL - Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that it has placed an order with Japan's Sumitomo Corporation for the construction of three new post-Panamax dry-bulk oceangoing vessels, which...
Friday, October 07, 2011
Pioneer Hi-Bred Releases New Silage BMR Hybrid
US - Growers now have access to a brown midrib (BMR) trait in elite genetics from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, providing hybrids with increased fiber digestibility for dairy cattle. The...
Monday, October 03, 2011
MANA Launches New Parallel® Plus Herbicide for Corn, Sorghum
US - Parallel® Plus herbicide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency for a new state of the art formulation of metolachlor...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Bayer CropScience and Evogene Achieve Wheat Genetics Milestone
GERMANY - Bayer CropScience AG and Evogene Ltd. have reached a milestone in their joint research collaboration in wheat. ...
BASF To Sell Fertilizer Assets, JV Stake To Russia's EuroChem
GLOBAL - German chemical giant said it agreed to sell its nitrogen-fertilizer activities in Belgium as well as its 50 per cent share of the French joint venture PEC-Rhin to Russia's crop nutrient...
Monsanto Acquires Targeted-Pest Control Technology Start-Up
US - Monsanto Company announced it has acquired Beeologics, which researches and develops biological tools to provide targeted control of pests and diseases. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
Monday, September 26, 2011
Bayer Receives Approval for LibertyLink Soybeans in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Bayer CropScience has received the final approval for its herbicide tolerant soybean technology from the National Ministry of Agriculture in Argentina. ...
Bunge Expands Canadian Canola Processing Plant
CANADA - Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited, announced that it plans to increase the capacity at a second of its four canola processing plants in Western Canada,...
John Deere Updates New 8R Series Tractors
UK - Following the introduction in spring 2011 of the new 8R Series tractors from 260 to 360hp, designed to meet European Stage IIIB emissions regulations, John Deere has announced a number of...
Friday, September 23, 2011
Cargill to Rebuild, Expand West Fargo Facility
US — Reaffirming its commitment to the region, Cargill will rebuild and expand its oilseed processing plant in West Fargo. Completion of the engineering plans will determine the project's...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Phase-out of WHO Class I Insecticides
GLOBAL - As part of its ongoing portfolio optimization efforts, Bayer CropScience is accelerating the phase-out of all remaining WHO Class I insecticides by the end of 2012. ...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Bayer CropScience Presents New Four Pillar Growth Strategy
GERMANY - Bayer CropScience revealed a new four pillar strategy for future growth at the company's annual press conference in Monheim, Germany. Sandra E. Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, outlined...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Syngenta Accepting Nominations for Resistance Fighter of the Year
US - For the third consecutive year, Syngenta is recognizing the critical role that retailers, county extension agents and crop consultants play in the fight against weed resistance. Syngenta...
Plant Syence Expanding Fertiliser Use
IRELAND - A change in the period for the application of N and P fertilisers - following the revised Statutory Instrument (SI) enacting the Nitrates Directive - has got to be good news to cereal...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Zero Per Cent Financing to 2012 Mycogen Seeds Customers
US - Mycogen Seeds is pleased to offer its 2012 Grower Financing Program. In collaboration with Rabo AgriFinance and John Deere Financial, Mycogen Seeds is offering simple and flexible options...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Bayer Remains "Best in Class" in Sustainability
GLOBAL - Bayer remains "best in class" in sustainability. This is demonstrated by the company's renewed inclusion in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones...
Friday, September 09, 2011
Pioneer To Construct Logistics Facility in Ukraine
UKRAINE - Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, announced yesterday at a press conference in Kiev, a $10 MM (US) investment in a logistics facility at Stasi, Dykanka region, Poltava oblast, Ukraine....
Friday, September 02, 2011
Saudi Foods Company Rapidly Expanding
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi-based integrated dairy foods company Almarai is rapidly expanding into the poultry production and processing business, resulting in new career opportunities. ...
Thursday, September 01, 2011
John Deere Installs Titan FuelMaster Tanks at Head Office
UK - John Deere, the market-leading supplier of tractors and agricultural machinery to the British and Irish farming community, has installed two Titan FuelMaster 5000 litre tanks at its head...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Farm Progress Show Features New Innovation
US - The 58th Farm Progress Show kicked off Tuesday with strong attendance and sunny weather, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor, live from the show. ...
Monday, August 29, 2011
Farmer Internet Use Continues to Climb
US - Over the past 10 years, Internet access on US farms has increased 19 per cent, according to the just released Farm Computer Usage and Ownership report....
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Largest Launch of New John Deere Equipment
US - John Deere completed the public unveiling of its new ag equipment for 2012 as part of the largest, most significant product introduction in the company's 174-year history. ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
UK Farmland Price Up 12 Per Cent
UK - Talk about rich soil. The average price of UK farmland was 12 per cent higher in the first half of 2011 than a year earlier, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. ...
Bayer CropScience Gets Approval for GM Soybeans
GERMANY & ARGENTINA - Bayer CropScience has received the final approval for its herbicide tolerant soybean technology from the National Ministry of Agriculture in Argentina....
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New Tools to Protect Soybeans from Pests
US - Soybean growers now have access to a revolutionary biological mode of action to help protect their crop from nematodes - as well as other pests - as part of an agreement announced today...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Pioneer Hi-Bred Completes Expansion
US - DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred have celebrated the completion of a million dollar expansion project at its corn research center in New Holland, Pa....
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
New Sprayer Heads John Deere’s Trailed Range
UK - Designed specifically for larger arable farms, John Deere's new R962i 6200-litre sprayer is now the biggest model in the company's trailed range, with the highest ever pump capacity....
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Pioneer Opens Austrian Maize Production Facility
AUSTRIA - Pioneer Hi-Bred celebrates the official opening of its now fully operational maize parent seed production facility in Parndorf, Austria. ...
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