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  • Interview Series 2: Quimetal Industrial increases presence of copper-based fungicides in the African and Asian market2018-07-20

    Quimetal is a private Chilean company dedicated for more than 68 years to the manufacturing of a complete range of copper and Sulphur fungicides, including copper hydroxide, copper oxychloride, cuprous oxide and Bordeaux mixture, in formulated and technical forms. Our products are sold in the five continents with an important market share in America and Europe. Our goal is to increase our participation in the African and Asian market through alliances with important companies. We are optimistic about the future of copper due to the wide use of it and the increase of organic agriculture.

  • Interview Series 1: Nufarm offers excellent copper-based fungicide solutions2018-07-13

    We have been a major player in the copper segment globally for nearly 20 years. Our wide range of copper products includes both copper hydroxide and tri-basic copper-based products, formulated to meet varying needs around the world. Our offer includes high-metallic load WG; dust-free, easy flowing Dry Prill; convenient flowable offers, and our flagship brands, Cuproxat® and ChampION++™.

  • Developing Agrochemical Formulations - New Challenges, Solutions and Trends2018-05-22

    The formulation plays an essential role in achieving the successful delivery and biological activity of any plant protection product, while its development is facing a series of new challenges. Accordingly, AgroPages recently invited three key players: Syngenta, BASF Crop Protection and Arysta LifeScience to share their insights on the new challenges, key influencing factors and potential solutions of the agrochemical formulation development, as well as their innovation formulation technologies/products etc.

  • HELM:Positive transformation and rapid response to address challenges in the industry2018-03-21

    2017 has been a successful year for HELM’s crop protection business. We foresaw some of the challenges, planned accordingly, and have beaten our expectations on a global basis. The channel inventory situation in Brazil is a challenge, but this has been off-set by growth in other regions of the world. The dramatic increases in prices and availability issues in China are, of course, difficult to manage, but our long-term strategic relationships with our suppliers and our collaborative purchasing behavior has paid off, allowing us to continue to serve our customers in these difficult times.

  • New Global Agro-chemical Ecosystem Is Reshaping New Pattern for Corporate Development—Taking Stock of Agro-chemical 20172018-03-19

    Across the world, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among several major industry giants will come to an end soon, following fierce competition in the last two years. Going forward, a new era of agriculture with fresh opportunities and new challenges will unfold. How will major industry players deploy and reshape their business along with industry-wide M&As and integrations, as well as the upcoming new pattern? What about their achievements so far? To answer these questions, we have taken stock of some typical players and events in 2017, and have tried to review what happened to the agro-chemicals sector last year.

  • Formulation Innovation:Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions2018-03-07

    The tightening of regulations on agrochemicals by governments around the world is pushing the industry toward a "cleaner, safer and higher efficiency" environment. These curbs are pushing the industry to develop improved formulation and adjuvant technologies. Adjuvant technologies are crucial in increasing the efficacy and safety of formulations. Accordingly, in the context of the high consolidation of the agri-input industry, AgroPages invited five key players: AkzoNobel, Huntsman, Dow Chemical, Borregaard and Monmentive to share their views on the opportunities and challenges facing the agrochemical, adjuvant and formulation sectors; the latest products and solutions, as well as their future development plans.

  • AgriThority: Constantly strengthens market access service capacity of new agricultural technologies2018-01-24

    “AgriThority is active in the industry to stay cognizant of the technologies and production practices advancing global agriculture. Our interest, looking forward, is in evaluating how to incorporate new technologies with the proven products already used by growers around the world,” said Jerry Duff, founder and president, AgriThority, in a recent interview with AgroPages. Jerry Duff, and Marco Toapanta, Ph.D., director – science & technology, AgriThority shared their views on the major operational highlights, strategic and primary influences on the sales performance of the company, and its future development plans, as well as the impact of merger and acquisitions (M&As) and consolidations in the agricultural industry.

  • HELM apunta a duplicar las ventas de insumos agrícolas en LATAM para el 20202017-11-16

    La empresa alemana HELM pretende duplicar su cuota de mercado e ingresos en el mercado Brasileño para alcanzar ventas de R$1000 millones para el 2020. AgroPages entrevistó recientemente Sr. Nicholas Read, Gerente Ejecutivo de HELM, para buscar sus puntos de vista sobre la exitosa filosofía de HELM, su serie de productos, modelo de negocio, así como a la planificación de futuro desarrollo, etc.

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