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Global Marketing Director   Chongqing Stanley Info-Tech

Grace Yuan, editor of AgroPages, Global Marketing Director. Email: grace@agropages.com; Wechat: nanagrace2014

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  • 2019FAT: Focusing on technology and market to promote cooperation in demand and supply  

    2019-12-13

    From 14 to 15 November 2019, the 2019 Ag Formulation & Application Technology Congress (FAT2019) was successfully held in Hangzhou, China, as hosted by AgroPages with the theme of “market-driven innovation and technology-based efficiency”. The purpose of the congress is to follow up the latest industry status and its future prospects meanwhile to better understand formulation technology and applications at home and abroad, aiming at promotion of exchange and cooperation so as to propel integrated development of formulation technology and applications at home and abroad. The congress has attracted presence of nearly 300 delegates of over 160 companies from more than 20 countries.Acceleration of the transformation and upgrading of formulation technology, as driven by market demand.

    From 14 to 15 November 2019, the 2019 Ag Formulation & Application Technology Congress (FAT2019) was successfully held in Hangzhou, China, as hosted by AgroPages with the theme of “market-driven innovation and technology-based efficiency”. The purpose of the congress is to follow up the latest industry status and its future prospects meanwhile to better understand formulation technology and applications at home and abroad, aiming at promotion of exchange and cooperation so as to propel integrated development of formulation technology and applications at home and abroad. The congress has attracted presence of nearly 300 delegates of over 160 companies from more than 20 countries.Acceleration of the transformation and upgrading of formulation technology, as driven by market demand.

  • Global Top 20 Agrochemical Companies Achieved Business Growth in 2018, 10 Chinese Companies Stepping Into Top 20  

    2019-11-01

    Recently, AgroPages published the list of 2018 global top 20 agrochemical companies. Over recent years, the acquisition and merger between large companies have increased industry concentration, which renewed again the top 20 list, where a new top 4 was born, followed by FMC and ADAMA ranking the 5th place and 6th place on the list.

    Recently, AgroPages published the list of 2018 global top 20 agrochemical companies. Over recent years, the acquisition and merger between large companies have increased industry concentration, which renewed again the top 20 list, where a new top 4 was born, followed by FMC and ADAMA ranking the 5th place and 6th place on the list.

  • Peters & Burg: Seek cooperation with premium coformulant and formulation companies by 2019 FAT  

    2019-10-08

    Currently, the Congress has attracted a large number of General Director, Operation Manager, Head of R&D, Head of Production, Business Development Director of Chinese and overseas formulation manufacturers. Bursevich Veranika , Business Development Manager at Peters & Burg Ltd. , as one of the attendees, recently accepted our interview and shared his views on Peters & Burg’s business profile, global presence, product series, and potential partners and requirements etc.

    Currently, the Congress has attracted a large number of General Director, Operation Manager, Head of R&D, Head of Production, Business Development Director of Chinese and overseas formulation manufacturers. Bursevich Veranika , Business Development Manager at Peters & Burg Ltd. , as one of the attendees, recently accepted our interview and shared his views on Peters & Burg’s business profile, global presence, product series, and potential partners and requirements etc.

  • "Seek strategic partners and resolve problems of formulation development through 2019 FAT" - Interview with Anastasia Romanovskaya, Head of marketing at LYSTERRA  

    2019-10-02

    Currently, the Congress has attracted a large number of General Director, Operation Manager, Head of R&D, Head of Production, Business Development Director of Chinese and overseas formulation manufacturers. Anastasia Romanovskaya, Head of marketing at LYSTERRA, as one of the attendees, recently accepted our interview and shared her views on LYSTERRA’s business overview, product portfolio, future expansion plan, as well as potential partners and requirementsn etc.

    Currently, the Congress has attracted a large number of General Director, Operation Manager, Head of R&D, Head of Production, Business Development Director of Chinese and overseas formulation manufacturers. Anastasia Romanovskaya, Head of marketing at LYSTERRA, as one of the attendees, recently accepted our interview and shared her views on LYSTERRA’s business overview, product portfolio, future expansion plan, as well as potential partners and requirementsn etc.

  • ADAMA: Insight into trends and strategies of formulation development  

    2019-07-12

    ADAMA strives to create simplicity in agriculture- with one of the most comprehensive and diversified portfolios of differentiated, high-quality products, we provide farmers around the world with crop protection solutions that help to produce safe and nutritious food for a rapidly growing population.

    ADAMA strives to create simplicity in agriculture- with one of the most comprehensive and diversified portfolios of differentiated, high-quality products, we provide farmers around the world with crop protection solutions that help to produce safe and nutritious food for a rapidly growing population.

  • Corteva Agriscience: Focus on grower and consumer needs and values to develop formulation and application technologies  

    2019-07-10

    The development of any new agricultural product at Corteva Agriscience starts with the customer in mind and a clear understanding of local application practices in the targeted markets and regions. Corteva Agriscience has a global R&D presence for both formulation and application technology – in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe – to ensure that we can easily collect first-hand knowledge of local application practices and test our products under relevant conditions, often in partnership with growers and applicators.

    The development of any new agricultural product at Corteva Agriscience starts with the customer in mind and a clear understanding of local application practices in the targeted markets and regions. Corteva Agriscience has a global R&D presence for both formulation and application technology – in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe – to ensure that we can easily collect first-hand knowledge of local application practices and test our products under relevant conditions, often in partnership with growers and applicators.

  • Bayer: The Core Strategy of Accelerating Formulation Technology Innovation  

    2019-07-08

    Our core competence is combining the vast knowledge and experience we have across Bayer in a wide range of disciplines, such as chemistry, biology, field development, application technology, and more. To do this, we have an in-house innovation platform in the formulation area, which allows exploration of blue-sky ideas and new formulation concepts, and ensures cross-site know-how exchanges between different formulation teams. And while we have an excellent understanding of product performance attributes, such as efficacy, application behavior and shelf life stability, we continually look outwards to improve. For example, we partner with our commercial teams to ensure sound understanding of market needs and involvement in the design of new commercial product concepts to best meet our customers’ needs. And we actively collaborate with universities and other outside experts to expand knowledge and perspective.

    Our core competence is combining the vast knowledge and experience we have across Bayer in a wide range of disciplines, such as chemistry, biology, field development, application technology, and more. To do this, we have an in-house innovation platform in the formulation area, which allows exploration of blue-sky ideas and new formulation concepts, and ensures cross-site know-how exchanges between different formulation teams. And while we have an excellent understanding of product performance attributes, such as efficacy, application behavior and shelf life stability, we continually look outwards to improve. For example, we partner with our commercial teams to ensure sound understanding of market needs and involvement in the design of new commercial product concepts to best meet our customers’ needs. And we actively collaborate with universities and other outside experts to expand knowledge and perspective.

  • Future Requirements, Challenges and Core Competences in Formulation Innovation and Development  

    2019-07-03

    In the broad background of satisfying the overall agricultural production needs in food, fiber and fuel crop productions, farmers usually rely heavily on agrochemicals in modern farming to enhance crop yield, increase plant growth, neutralize the soil, and protect against pests, including weeds, insects, and fungi. The issues are how to increase and optimize the agricultural output in each region through smart utilization of agrochemicals. The corresponding formulation R/D challenges resides in developing new combo formulations, which are becoming more complex to formulate. Take a close look at potential formulation components that a formulator must face; including the chemical active ingredients, wetting agents, emulsifiers, surfactants, dispersants, polymers, solvents, oils, adjuvants, suspension aids, powders, buffers, rheology modifiers, water, adjuvants and more.

    In the broad background of satisfying the overall agricultural production needs in food, fiber and fuel crop productions, farmers usually rely heavily on agrochemicals in modern farming to enhance crop yield, increase plant growth, neutralize the soil, and protect against pests, including weeds, insects, and fungi. The issues are how to increase and optimize the agricultural output in each region through smart utilization of agrochemicals. The corresponding formulation R/D challenges resides in developing new combo formulations, which are becoming more complex to formulate. Take a close look at potential formulation components that a formulator must face; including the chemical active ingredients, wetting agents, emulsifiers, surfactants, dispersants, polymers, solvents, oils, adjuvants, suspension aids, powders, buffers, rheology modifiers, water, adjuvants and more.

  • FMC: Customize solutions to meet customers’ specific needs  

    2019-07-01

    FMC completes country-specific regulatory studies that allow customized, country- and market-specific products for our growers. Our company is unique in that we partner very closely with customers to develop solutions that meet their specific needs. To do this, we have invested in a global R&D network with locations around the world that allows us to leverage expertise from scientists to address challenges that might be global in reach or specific to a region or country. Weeds, crops and farming practices vary, and we are prepared to meet diverse grower needs

    FMC completes country-specific regulatory studies that allow customized, country- and market-specific products for our growers. Our company is unique in that we partner very closely with customers to develop solutions that meet their specific needs. To do this, we have invested in a global R&D network with locations around the world that allows us to leverage expertise from scientists to address challenges that might be global in reach or specific to a region or country. Weeds, crops and farming practices vary, and we are prepared to meet diverse grower needs

  • Growth opportunities using Vive’s Allosperse technology  

    2019-06-25

    The Allosperse Delivery System is a nanoscale, polymer-based delivery system with extremely high ‘tunability.’ We can produce many different types of polymer encapsulation particles with different internal and external chemical properties. The inside can be tuned for optimal association with an active ingredient, while the outside can be tuned for whatever behavior is desired - mixability, targeted mobility, stability, etc.

    The Allosperse Delivery System is a nanoscale, polymer-based delivery system with extremely high ‘tunability.’ We can produce many different types of polymer encapsulation particles with different internal and external chemical properties. The inside can be tuned for optimal association with an active ingredient, while the outside can be tuned for whatever behavior is desired - mixability, targeted mobility, stability, etc.

  • Ceradis: Focus on formulation technologies and biological solutions  

    2019-04-18

    Ceradis is a spin-off from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. This university is consistently ranked #1 or 2 globally for Food/Agri. Ceradis develops and commercializes innovative and patent-protected, environmentally friendly crop protection products and formulations. Its founder was a formerly a scientist at Wageningen University; and our team still mainly consists of scientists – we have a very high percentage of PhD’s in the company!

    Ceradis is a spin-off from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. This university is consistently ranked #1 or 2 globally for Food/Agri. Ceradis develops and commercializes innovative and patent-protected, environmentally friendly crop protection products and formulations. Its founder was a formerly a scientist at Wageningen University; and our team still mainly consists of scientists – we have a very high percentage of PhD’s in the company!

  • PlantArcBio: Focus on the traits with drought tolerance & yield improvement, herbicide tolerance and insect resistance  

    2019-04-16

    AgroPages recently interviewed Dr. Dror Shalitin, Founder and CEO of PlantArcBio to seek his views on PlantArcBio’s business highlights, its target markets and target clients, the plans to extend new markets/regions, as well as current collaborations with other companies.

    AgroPages recently interviewed Dr. Dror Shalitin, Founder and CEO of PlantArcBio to seek his views on PlantArcBio’s business highlights, its target markets and target clients, the plans to extend new markets/regions, as well as current collaborations with other companies.

  • Hummingbird Technologies: Application of Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence in Precision Agriculture  

    2019-03-29

    Hummingbird Technologies is an artificial intelligence business, powered by machine learning and computer vision techniques. We use imagery and data analytics from UAV, plane and satellite technology, combined with soil, weather and historic management data to provide farmers with actionable intelligence of their crops at a canopy level, and at critical decision-making junctions in the season.

    Hummingbird Technologies is an artificial intelligence business, powered by machine learning and computer vision techniques. We use imagery and data analytics from UAV, plane and satellite technology, combined with soil, weather and historic management data to provide farmers with actionable intelligence of their crops at a canopy level, and at critical decision-making junctions in the season.

  • Insight into innovative adjuvant technologies and initiatives on the formulation technology innovation  

    2019-03-20

    Adjuvant are needed to manage inherent physical active ingredient properties and associated aspects and play an important role in designing and tuning of product properties, for example, retention, spreading and uptake. Adjuvant technology can enhance the effectiveness of agrochemical formulations by improving their biological efficacy. In brief, adjuvants are a key component in formulation technology innovation. Accordingly, AgroPages recently invited three key players in this field: Evonik, Croda and AXEB to share their insights on the new adjuvant technologies, key influencing factors and potential solutions of the adjuvant technology development, as well as future development plan etc.

    Adjuvant are needed to manage inherent physical active ingredient properties and associated aspects and play an important role in designing and tuning of product properties, for example, retention, spreading and uptake. Adjuvant technology can enhance the effectiveness of agrochemical formulations by improving their biological efficacy. In brief, adjuvants are a key component in formulation technology innovation. Accordingly, AgroPages recently invited three key players in this field: Evonik, Croda and AXEB to share their insights on the new adjuvant technologies, key influencing factors and potential solutions of the adjuvant technology development, as well as future development plan etc.

  • A Close Look at the New Group Portrait of the Agrochemical Industry in 2018 and Trend Analysis for the Industry  

    2019-03-15

    The M&A binge, seen in the global agrochemical industry over the past five years, is about to end. Industry powerhouses will benefit from the synergistic effect increasingly unleashed in the wake of M&As, and the resulting “Matthew Effect” will loom large. Predictably, over the next few years, M&As among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as their alliances with larger companies stand to become a staple of the industry. On the other hand, powerhouses will become more dedicated to building platforms and agricultural ecosystems, and they may even go as far as breaking boundaries and empowering new ecology. During this process, Japanese agrochemical enterprises, committed to innovation and craftsmanship, promise to continue their leadership in the development of new agrochemical products. Indian agrochemical companies promise to grow in prominence because they excel in capturing industry trends and can ensure quick responses, thus transforming challenges into opportunities. Digital agriculture, which has been applied throughout the development of the industry, promises to enter a new era with increased “depth” and “width”.

    The M&A binge, seen in the global agrochemical industry over the past five years, is about to end. Industry powerhouses will benefit from the synergistic effect increasingly unleashed in the wake of M&As, and the resulting “Matthew Effect” will loom large. Predictably, over the next few years, M&As among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as their alliances with larger companies stand to become a staple of the industry. On the other hand, powerhouses will become more dedicated to building platforms and agricultural ecosystems, and they may even go as far as breaking boundaries and empowering new ecology. During this process, Japanese agrochemical enterprises, committed to innovation and craftsmanship, promise to continue their leadership in the development of new agrochemical products. Indian agrochemical companies promise to grow in prominence because they excel in capturing industry trends and can ensure quick responses, thus transforming challenges into opportunities. Digital agriculture, which has been applied throughout the development of the industry, promises to enter a new era with increased “depth” and “width”.

  • AgroSpheres commits to advancing the bioparticle delivery platform in a variety of areas in crop protection  

    2019-03-07

    “AgroSpheres is targeting the synthetic chemical and biological crop protection markets, working with partners and developing our own products. Target customers include industry partners who need advanced formulation technologies to more effectively deliver their active ingredients,” said Doug Eisner, CEO at AgroSpheres, in a recent interview with AgroPages. He also shared his views on AgroSpheres’ innovative bioparticle delivery platform and its application value, target markets and target clients, as well as future development planning etc.

    “AgroSpheres is targeting the synthetic chemical and biological crop protection markets, working with partners and developing our own products. Target customers include industry partners who need advanced formulation technologies to more effectively deliver their active ingredients,” said Doug Eisner, CEO at AgroSpheres, in a recent interview with AgroPages. He also shared his views on AgroSpheres’ innovative bioparticle delivery platform and its application value, target markets and target clients, as well as future development planning etc.

  • Hello, again: Nouryon Opens New Chapter in Company’s Long History  

    2019-03-01

    Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), a global leader in specialty agrochemicals and chelated micronutrients, is focused on making ‘more with less’ happen. From crop protection to animal and plant nutrition, Nouryon is pushing the boundaries to help farmers feed the world using sustainable business practices that boost productivity and reduce unnecessary energy consumption. Simply put, Nouryon provides the essential chemistry to help farmers do more with less.

    Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), a global leader in specialty agrochemicals and chelated micronutrients, is focused on making ‘more with less’ happen. From crop protection to animal and plant nutrition, Nouryon is pushing the boundaries to help farmers feed the world using sustainable business practices that boost productivity and reduce unnecessary energy consumption. Simply put, Nouryon provides the essential chemistry to help farmers do more with less.

  • Copper-based Fungicides: Insight Into the Present Scenario and Future Trend  

    2018-10-30

    Copper-based fungicides play a decisive role in controlling bacterial diseases, whether evaluated in efficacy or market shares. At the same time, copper-based fungicides show high efficacy against some fungal diseases such as downy mildew, alternaria leaf spot and brown blotches in fruits and vegetables crops. Due to the advantages of eco-friendship, relative safety, rare resistance and usage in organic agriculture, copper-based fungicides have steadily retained the sixth position among all fungicides. Accordingly, AgroPages recently came up with a special topic surrounding copper-based fungicides/bactericide products and invited some key players in this field to share their views over the global market landscape, product series, core strengths, application situation, as well as future development prospects. The participating companies include: Spiess-Urania Chemicals GmbH, Nufarm, Quimetal Industrial, Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV) and Shyam Chemicals.

    Copper-based fungicides play a decisive role in controlling bacterial diseases, whether evaluated in efficacy or market shares. At the same time, copper-based fungicides show high efficacy against some fungal diseases such as downy mildew, alternaria leaf spot and brown blotches in fruits and vegetables crops. Due to the advantages of eco-friendship, relative safety, rare resistance and usage in organic agriculture, copper-based fungicides have steadily retained the sixth position among all fungicides. Accordingly, AgroPages recently came up with a special topic surrounding copper-based fungicides/bactericide products and invited some key players in this field to share their views over the global market landscape, product series, core strengths, application situation, as well as future development prospects. The participating companies include: Spiess-Urania Chemicals GmbH, Nufarm, Quimetal Industrial, Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV) and Shyam Chemicals.

  • Guangxi Tianyuan: Integrated Farming Services to Help Transform and Upgrade China's Agriculture  

    2018-10-29

    Guangxi Tianyuan positions itself as an assistant to integrated farming services providers, rather than as an integrated farming services provider. In our opinion, the main players engaged in integrated farming services in the future should be the platform providers in counties and their cooperative farming services managers. Based on this concept, Guangxi Tianyuan has been, in recent years, vigorously supporting agri-inputs wholesalers who have cooperated with us for many years or those who have never done business with us but agree with the concept of farming services. By providing these wholesalers with highly effective pesticides, pesticide application equipment and such other highly efficient agricultural machinery as sugarcane harvesting machines and mobile dryers, Guangxi Tianyuan supports them in the transformation to plant protection and integrated farming services providers.

    Guangxi Tianyuan positions itself as an assistant to integrated farming services providers, rather than as an integrated farming services provider. In our opinion, the main players engaged in integrated farming services in the future should be the platform providers in counties and their cooperative farming services managers. Based on this concept, Guangxi Tianyuan has been, in recent years, vigorously supporting agri-inputs wholesalers who have cooperated with us for many years or those who have never done business with us but agree with the concept of farming services. By providing these wholesalers with highly effective pesticides, pesticide application equipment and such other highly efficient agricultural machinery as sugarcane harvesting machines and mobile dryers, Guangxi Tianyuan supports them in the transformation to plant protection and integrated farming services providers.

  • Wynca: Strengthens development of formulation and adjuvant for UAV application, Nongfeike Platform plays an active role in establishing benign eco-market  

    2018-10-26

    In 2017, Wynca conducted restructuring of its research institution, taking into account the agricultural service strategy of the company, thus to move towards integration of production and technical research. The research team, which is dedicated to aerial application-oriented pesticide and adjuvant development, has 26 staff members, including 1 doctorate and 25 post-graduate staff members. Wynca is also cooperating with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, Nankai University and Nanjing Agricultural University, in research and development of aerial application-oriented pesticides and adjuvants. In the meantime, the research hardware facilities of Wynca are much improved, as all fundamental pesticide adjuvant analysis methods and equipment are made available. Wynca has its complete analytical appliances for analysis of contact angles, droplet sizes and droplet depositions, being able to conduct all necessary tests. We are now considering the setting up of our product evaluation system.

    In 2017, Wynca conducted restructuring of its research institution, taking into account the agricultural service strategy of the company, thus to move towards integration of production and technical research. The research team, which is dedicated to aerial application-oriented pesticide and adjuvant development, has 26 staff members, including 1 doctorate and 25 post-graduate staff members. Wynca is also cooperating with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, Nankai University and Nanjing Agricultural University, in research and development of aerial application-oriented pesticides and adjuvants. In the meantime, the research hardware facilities of Wynca are much improved, as all fundamental pesticide adjuvant analysis methods and equipment are made available. Wynca has its complete analytical appliances for analysis of contact angles, droplet sizes and droplet depositions, being able to conduct all necessary tests. We are now considering the setting up of our product evaluation system.

  • DJI: Forges premium crop protection UAVs and creates benign eco-market with partners  

    2018-10-25

    Up until July 2018, the domestic possessing capacity of DJI’s MG series reached over 16,000 units in total in China. According to third-party statistics, DJI stands at a leading position in respect to both market share and the sales volume of 2018. On the 3rd September 2018, crop protection service by DJI agricultural drone reached accumulatively over 100 million Mu (6.67 million Ha) of crop land. China has 2.025 billion Mu(134.8 million Ha) of cultivated land, DJI, as a single-brand product, has made the breakthrough in servicing of 100 million Mu (6.67 million Ha) of crop land. This indicates the widespread recognition and acceptance of DJI products all over China, which also stands for a new beginning of the Chinese aerial crop protection development.

    Up until July 2018, the domestic possessing capacity of DJI’s MG series reached over 16,000 units in total in China. According to third-party statistics, DJI stands at a leading position in respect to both market share and the sales volume of 2018. On the 3rd September 2018, crop protection service by DJI agricultural drone reached accumulatively over 100 million Mu (6.67 million Ha) of crop land. China has 2.025 billion Mu(134.8 million Ha) of cultivated land, DJI, as a single-brand product, has made the breakthrough in servicing of 100 million Mu (6.67 million Ha) of crop land. This indicates the widespread recognition and acceptance of DJI products all over China, which also stands for a new beginning of the Chinese aerial crop protection development.

  • 2017 Top 20 Global Agchem Companies (2012-2017 Sales Performance)  

    2018-10-16

    Recently, AgroPages published the listing of 2017 Top 20 Global Agrochemical Companies and the sales performance of relevant companies of the last six years (During 20122017 year). 2017 was a key "turning year" for the agricultural inputs industry, and was more of a milestone year, with historical significance. In that year, the majority of the global first-tier and second-tier multinationals participated in different levels of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), which assisted in the industry restructuring to reach a peak. The M&As consequently kicked off a new pattern of global agricultural inputs industry, as all large agrochemical companies moved into a new stage of development.

    Recently, AgroPages published the listing of 2017 Top 20 Global Agrochemical Companies and the sales performance of relevant companies of the last six years (During 20122017 year). 2017 was a key "turning year" for the agricultural inputs industry, and was more of a milestone year, with historical significance. In that year, the majority of the global first-tier and second-tier multinationals participated in different levels of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), which assisted in the industry restructuring to reach a peak. The M&As consequently kicked off a new pattern of global agricultural inputs industry, as all large agrochemical companies moved into a new stage of development.

  • Sapec Agro Business: Continues the expansion in existing markets and increases the presence in growing markets and new territories  

    2018-09-04

    Through differentiated Specialty Crop Nutrition (SCN) and customized off-patent Crop Protection (CP) products, Sapec Agro Business, headquartered in Portugal, provides and develops agricultural solutions for better and healthier crop lifecycles. Sapec Agro Business supplies high-value markets that display solid long-term fundamentals underpinned by global megatrends.

    Through differentiated Specialty Crop Nutrition (SCN) and customized off-patent Crop Protection (CP) products, Sapec Agro Business, headquartered in Portugal, provides and develops agricultural solutions for better and healthier crop lifecycles. Sapec Agro Business supplies high-value markets that display solid long-term fundamentals underpinned by global megatrends.

  • Nematodes: Emerging Problems and Integrated Management Solutions in Latin America  

    2018-08-03

    Nematodes cause average losses of ~ US$ 200 per hectare in crops in Brazil (average of soybean, cotton, sugarcane and coffee). In 2015, the Brazilian Nematological Society estimated the country's economic losses caused by nematodes at $10 billion per year, making this group of pests accountable for the largest economic loss (even greater than that caused by soybean rust). The intensive use of the soil, the lack of crop rotation and the use of varieties without resistance are decisive factors responsible for the proliferation of these worms that attack the plant roots and affect the water and nutrient absorption.

    Nematodes cause average losses of ~ US$ 200 per hectare in crops in Brazil (average of soybean, cotton, sugarcane and coffee). In 2015, the Brazilian Nematological Society estimated the country's economic losses caused by nematodes at $10 billion per year, making this group of pests accountable for the largest economic loss (even greater than that caused by soybean rust). The intensive use of the soil, the lack of crop rotation and the use of varieties without resistance are decisive factors responsible for the proliferation of these worms that attack the plant roots and affect the water and nutrient absorption.

  • Interview Series 5: Spiess-Urania Chemicals committed to high-quality differentiated copper–based products for more than 200 years  

    2018-08-01

    For more than 200 years Spiess-Urania Chemicals GmbH has gained experience in offering a wide range of different high quality copper salts to customers all around the globe. The portfolio varies from highly advanced ready formulated products, based on copper hydroxides and copper oxychlorides for fungicidal and bactericidal use in agriculture, right through to copper oxides and copper carbonates for use in many specialized industrial markets.

    For more than 200 years Spiess-Urania Chemicals GmbH has gained experience in offering a wide range of different high quality copper salts to customers all around the globe. The portfolio varies from highly advanced ready formulated products, based on copper hydroxides and copper oxychlorides for fungicidal and bactericidal use in agriculture, right through to copper oxides and copper carbonates for use in many specialized industrial markets.

  • Interview Series 4: Shyam Chemicals is focusing on developing the Chinese markets over the copper-based fungicides and actively engaging with potential partners  

    2018-07-31

    Shyam Chemicals was established in 1972 and today manufacturers a range of copper chemicals with various applications. Copper Chlorides in pigments and silicones. Copper Oxides and Copper Carbonates in wood preservatives and micronutrients. Copper Oxychloride, Copper Hydroxide, Bordeaux Mixture, Tribasic Copper Sulphate and Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate as Copper Fungicides.

    Shyam Chemicals was established in 1972 and today manufacturers a range of copper chemicals with various applications. Copper Chlorides in pigments and silicones. Copper Oxides and Copper Carbonates in wood preservatives and micronutrients. Copper Oxychloride, Copper Hydroxide, Bordeaux Mixture, Tribasic Copper Sulphate and Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate as Copper Fungicides.

  • Interview Series 3: Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV) centers on copper-based fungicides and continuously expands its product portfolio  

    2018-07-23

    Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV) was born in 1935 in Barcelona as a family business. Present in more than 60 countries, we currently have more than 450 phytosanitary records worldwide and are part of the MAT Holding business group, active in the agriculture and water management sectors.

    Industrias Químicas del Vallés (IQV) was born in 1935 in Barcelona as a family business. Present in more than 60 countries, we currently have more than 450 phytosanitary records worldwide and are part of the MAT Holding business group, active in the agriculture and water management sectors.

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

    2018-07-20

    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.

    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 solutions  

    2018-07-13

    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++™.

    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++™.

  • CABB : ChemCreations develops production processes for complex molecules and accelerates the commercialization of them  

    2018-07-10

    Under our new ChemCreations brand, we are now offering complete process development as a separate service, from researching and evaluating theoretically possible options via development of the optimum synthetic pathway up to and including pilot testing

    Under our new ChemCreations brand, we are now offering complete process development as a separate service, from researching and evaluating theoretically possible options via development of the optimum synthetic pathway up to and including pilot testing

  • Developing Agrochemical Formulations - New Challenges, Solutions and Trends  

    2018-05-22

    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.

    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 industry  

    2018-03-21

    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.

    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 2017  

    2018-03-19

    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.

    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 Solutions  

    2018-03-07

    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.

    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 technologies  

    2018-01-24

    “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.

    “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.

  • European Belchim’s acquisition of North American Engage Agro – an ideal match  

    2018-01-23

    Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection recently announced Engage Agro USA, LLC officially became Belchim Crop Protection USA, LLC. Belchim announced the acquisition of Engage Agro USA in May 2017.

    Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection recently announced Engage Agro USA, LLC officially became Belchim Crop Protection USA, LLC. Belchim announced the acquisition of Engage Agro USA in May 2017.

  • HELM apunta a duplicar las ventas de insumos agrícolas en LATAM para el 2020  

    2017-11-16

    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.

    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.

  • Inhance Technologies: Extending its barrier technology to the agrichemical packaging market in Latin America  

    2017-11-14

    Inhance Technologies specializes in providing barrier packaging to most of the global agricultural chemical OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). The company has recently opened a plant in Brazil and is now providing barrier packaging to the agricultural chemicals packaging market in Latin America. Accordingly, AgroPages recently interviewed Michael Koma, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Inhance Technologies, to seek his views on Inhance Technologies’ barrier packaging technology, product series, investment and expansion situation, as well as marketing plans, among others.

    Inhance Technologies specializes in providing barrier packaging to most of the global agricultural chemical OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). The company has recently opened a plant in Brazil and is now providing barrier packaging to the agricultural chemicals packaging market in Latin America. Accordingly, AgroPages recently interviewed Michael Koma, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Inhance Technologies, to seek his views on Inhance Technologies’ barrier packaging technology, product series, investment and expansion situation, as well as marketing plans, among others.

  • BASF: El Programa AgroStart Contribuye a Acelerar el Crecimiento de Soluciones enfocadas a la Agroindustria en América Latina  

    2017-10-24

    AgroStart es parte de la estrategia digital de BASF Protección de Cultivos en América Latina. La estrategia se centra en ofrecer soluciones digitales que ayuden a los agricultores a administrar sus negocios de manera más eficiente", Almir Araujo Silva, Gerente de Marketing Digital de BASF Protección de Cultivos en Latinoamérica y responsable del programa AgroStart, dijo a AgroPages en una entrevista reciente.

    AgroStart es parte de la estrategia digital de BASF Protección de Cultivos en América Latina. La estrategia se centra en ofrecer soluciones digitales que ayuden a los agricultores a administrar sus negocios de manera más eficiente", Almir Araujo Silva, Gerente de Marketing Digital de BASF Protección de Cultivos en Latinoamérica y responsable del programa AgroStart, dijo a AgroPages en una entrevista reciente.

  • Engage Agro: Strengthening strategic cooperation on the supply side with the large crop protection companies  

    2017-10-23

    “We are spending a great deal of time getting our ‘feet stable’ as we prepare to grow. Current products and markets are being reinforced while we are investing heavily in the registration of a number of new compounds in both the U.S. and Canadian markets,” Jos Testers, president of Engage Agro for the United States and Canada, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoint on Engage Agro’s general situation, product series and business model and cooperation model, as well as future strategic planning etc.

    “We are spending a great deal of time getting our ‘feet stable’ as we prepare to grow. Current products and markets are being reinforced while we are investing heavily in the registration of a number of new compounds in both the U.S. and Canadian markets,” Jos Testers, president of Engage Agro for the United States and Canada, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoint on Engage Agro’s general situation, product series and business model and cooperation model, as well as future strategic planning etc.

  • Cultivos de Café: Plantación, Soluciones a las principales Enfermedades y Plagas y Desafíos en América Latina  

    2017-10-20

    Los países Latino Americanos producen actualmente la mayor parte del café consumido en todo el mundo, siendo Colombia y Brasil los productores líderes. Ambos granos, Arábica y Robusta, se producen en toda América Latina. Brasil es responsable de casi un tercio de toda la producción de café del continente.

    Los países Latino Americanos producen actualmente la mayor parte del café consumido en todo el mundo, siendo Colombia y Brasil los productores líderes. Ambos granos, Arábica y Robusta, se producen en toda América Latina. Brasil es responsable de casi un tercio de toda la producción de café del continente.

  • Inhance Technologies: Extendiendo la Barrera Tecnológica al Mercado de Embalaje Agrícola en Latinoamérica  

    2017-10-09

    Inhance Technologies se especializa en proveer embalajes de barrera “barrier packaging” a la mayor parte del sector agroindustrial OEMs (equipos originales de manufactura). La compañía recientemente abrió una planta en Brasil y ahora está proveyendo embalajes de barrera al mercado de embalajes para agroquímicos de Latinoamérica.

    Inhance Technologies se especializa en proveer embalajes de barrera “barrier packaging” a la mayor parte del sector agroindustrial OEMs (equipos originales de manufactura). La compañía recientemente abrió una planta en Brasil y ahora está proveyendo embalajes de barrera al mercado de embalajes para agroquímicos de Latinoamérica.

  • Coffee Crops: Plantation, Solutions to Major Diseases&Pests and Challenges in Latin America  

    2017-08-02

    AgroPages has invited the Brazilian National Food Supply Corporation (Conab) to give us an introduction to coffee crop plantations and major diseases, pests and weeds and general solutions, the export situation, as well as major challenges facing coffee growers and industry players in Latin America. Besides, some leading players, such as ADAMA, BASF, Bayer, FMC, and Arysta have also been invited to share their specific solutions against diseases, pests and weeds in coffee crops.

    AgroPages has invited the Brazilian National Food Supply Corporation (Conab) to give us an introduction to coffee crop plantations and major diseases, pests and weeds and general solutions, the export situation, as well as major challenges facing coffee growers and industry players in Latin America. Besides, some leading players, such as ADAMA, BASF, Bayer, FMC, and Arysta have also been invited to share their specific solutions against diseases, pests and weeds in coffee crops.

  • BASF: AgroStart Program Contributes to Accelerating the Growth in Agribusiness-focused Solutions in Latin America  

    2017-07-27

    “AgroStart is part of the digital strategy of BASF Crop Protection in Latin America. The strategy focuses on providing digital solutions, which help farmers manage their business more efficiently,” Almir Araujo Silva, Digital Marketing Manager at BASF Crop Protection in Latin America and responsible for AgroStart program, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoints on BASF’s direction in agriculture investment, the AgroStart program and its strategic significance, as well as future strategic planning in digital farming etc.

    “AgroStart is part of the digital strategy of BASF Crop Protection in Latin America. The strategy focuses on providing digital solutions, which help farmers manage their business more efficiently,” Almir Araujo Silva, Digital Marketing Manager at BASF Crop Protection in Latin America and responsible for AgroStart program, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoints on BASF’s direction in agriculture investment, the AgroStart program and its strategic significance, as well as future strategic planning in digital farming etc.

  • HANSEANDINA to be present with B2B concept in more than 20 countries in 2023 globally  

    2017-07-24

    HANSEANDINA is privately owned and was originally founded in 2008 in Colombia. Today the Headquarter is located in Reinbek in the north of Germany. From the beginning the decision was taken to respect be loyal to the traditional supply chain model, which exists in that market and this is one of the keys to what HANSEANDINA is today. We are a B2B-Company and we sell all of our products on CIF Level to the Importing Pesticide Industry, cooperating as our distributors with Off-Patent Multinationals and Local Big Importers, which means, that we work without an own local distribution network. We started doing it like this by trading commodities such as Glyphosate, Butachlor, etc. to importers in Colombia and today we follow the same B2B strategy, but with our property registrations of innovative combination products, own branding concepts, advertisement & marketing support, local technical service & training to our importing Distributors.

    HANSEANDINA is privately owned and was originally founded in 2008 in Colombia. Today the Headquarter is located in Reinbek in the north of Germany. From the beginning the decision was taken to respect be loyal to the traditional supply chain model, which exists in that market and this is one of the keys to what HANSEANDINA is today. We are a B2B-Company and we sell all of our products on CIF Level to the Importing Pesticide Industry, cooperating as our distributors with Off-Patent Multinationals and Local Big Importers, which means, that we work without an own local distribution network. We started doing it like this by trading commodities such as Glyphosate, Butachlor, etc. to importers in Colombia and today we follow the same B2B strategy, but with our property registrations of innovative combination products, own branding concepts, advertisement & marketing support, local technical service & training to our importing Distributors.

  • HELM aims to double agri-input sales in LATAM by 2020  

    2017-07-21

    German company HELM intends to double its market share and revenue in the Brazilian market to achieve sales of R$1 billion by 2020. AgroPages recently interviewed Mr. Nicholas Read, HELM's Executive Manager, to seek his views on HELM's successful philosophy, product series, business model, as well as future development planning etc.

    German company HELM intends to double its market share and revenue in the Brazilian market to achieve sales of R$1 billion by 2020. AgroPages recently interviewed Mr. Nicholas Read, HELM's Executive Manager, to seek his views on HELM's successful philosophy, product series, business model, as well as future development planning etc.

  • Dow Crop Defense: Stand Out in the Field with Dow  

    2017-05-24

    “Dow Chemical has been serving the agrochemical industry for decades, and about two years ago we officially launched a dedicated business, Dow Crop Defense, as a leading chemical partner to enable production of actives and formulations that enhance grower yields,” said Dr. Rui Vogt Alves da Cruz, R&D Director for Industrial Solutions at The Dow Chemical Company.

    “Dow Chemical has been serving the agrochemical industry for decades, and about two years ago we officially launched a dedicated business, Dow Crop Defense, as a leading chemical partner to enable production of actives and formulations that enhance grower yields,” said Dr. Rui Vogt Alves da Cruz, R&D Director for Industrial Solutions at The Dow Chemical Company.

  • Arysta LifeScience: BioSolutions leader in EMEA region  

    2017-03-10

    Arysta LifeScience has a very long history in BioSolutions. More than 20 years ago we launched Atonik, one of first biostimulants in central Europe, in cooperation with OAT, a Japanese partner. Realizing the great opportunity in the BioSolutions market and its growth potential, in 2007, Arysta acquired GBM from Mexico, allowing us to include new products in our portfolio based on amino, fulvic and humic acids, as well as on plant extracts. Then in 2014, we acquired Goëmar, bringing to our company 40 years of experience with seaweed-based products. This move positioned Arysta LifeScience as BioSolutions leader in EMEA.

    Arysta LifeScience has a very long history in BioSolutions. More than 20 years ago we launched Atonik, one of first biostimulants in central Europe, in cooperation with OAT, a Japanese partner. Realizing the great opportunity in the BioSolutions market and its growth potential, in 2007, Arysta acquired GBM from Mexico, allowing us to include new products in our portfolio based on amino, fulvic and humic acids, as well as on plant extracts. Then in 2014, we acquired Goëmar, bringing to our company 40 years of experience with seaweed-based products. This move positioned Arysta LifeScience as BioSolutions leader in EMEA.

  • AMVAC: Strengthening Strategic Cooperations & Alliances to Address Adverse Market Environment  

    2017-03-08

    An unfavorable agricultural market environment, and the large number of mergers and acquisitions have increased the challenges confronting small and medium size enterprises, and are forcing them to re-consider their development strategies. AgroPages recently interviewed Bob Trogele, AMVAC's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, and Lawrence Yu, AMVAC's Asia President, to seek their views on AMVAC's target market, product series, strategic cooperation, as well as future development planning etc.

    An unfavorable agricultural market environment, and the large number of mergers and acquisitions have increased the challenges confronting small and medium size enterprises, and are forcing them to re-consider their development strategies. AgroPages recently interviewed Bob Trogele, AMVAC's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, and Lawrence Yu, AMVAC's Asia President, to seek their views on AMVAC's target market, product series, strategic cooperation, as well as future development planning etc.

  • Summary on the Development Strategies of Companies under the New Situation of Agriculture in 2016  

    2017-02-23

    In 2016, unfavorable market conditions continued, and the global agricultural inputs companies experienced rapid merger & acquisitions (M&As) amid a sustained market downturn. Looking back at the past and looking to the future, we are seeing unceasing challenges confronted by the industry of traditional agrochemicals companies and new opportunities as new fields of application are being developed. As a result, continued development and innovation will take place in the industry with constant internal and external changes.

    In 2016, unfavorable market conditions continued, and the global agricultural inputs companies experienced rapid merger & acquisitions (M&As) amid a sustained market downturn. Looking back at the past and looking to the future, we are seeing unceasing challenges confronted by the industry of traditional agrochemicals companies and new opportunities as new fields of application are being developed. As a result, continued development and innovation will take place in the industry with constant internal and external changes.

  • BASF: Offering a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for oilseed rape farming throughout Europe  

    2017-02-23

    “We have more than 80 years of experience in the oilseed rape market. BASF helps oilseed rape farmers manage their resources and the complexities of their farming business. Today we are offering a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for oilseed rape farming throughout Europe,” Yannick Griveau, Head of Crop Management Oilseeds & Legumes - Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia of BASF Crop Protection, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoint on the impact of EU’s neonicotinoids restriction on EU rape oilseed planting and alternatives.

    “We have more than 80 years of experience in the oilseed rape market. BASF helps oilseed rape farmers manage their resources and the complexities of their farming business. Today we are offering a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for oilseed rape farming throughout Europe,” Yannick Griveau, Head of Crop Management Oilseeds & Legumes - Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia of BASF Crop Protection, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoint on the impact of EU’s neonicotinoids restriction on EU rape oilseed planting and alternatives.

  • Bayer: Permanently working on new solutions and innovative technologies for EU oilseed rape  

    2017-02-22

    "The loss of neonicotinoids has forced farmers in Europe to rely on older, less beneficial and less effective products with multiple applications, resulting in reduced crop yield and quality," said Andreas Loechel, Global Crop Manager Oilseeds at Bayer in an interview with AgroPages. In this interview, he also introduced Bayer’s solutions to address diseases, insects and weeds of EU oilseed rape.

    "The loss of neonicotinoids has forced farmers in Europe to rely on older, less beneficial and less effective products with multiple applications, resulting in reduced crop yield and quality," said Andreas Loechel, Global Crop Manager Oilseeds at Bayer in an interview with AgroPages. In this interview, he also introduced Bayer’s solutions to address diseases, insects and weeds of EU oilseed rape.

  • 2016 Analysis of New Patterns and Future Trends in Global Agriculture  

    2017-02-21

    Looking back at 2016, it is obvious that the agri-input industry has experienced a lot of integration. In the future, the indispensable technical resources for future global food production are expected to be dominated by 15 to 20 companies worldwide.

    Looking back at 2016, it is obvious that the agri-input industry has experienced a lot of integration. In the future, the indispensable technical resources for future global food production are expected to be dominated by 15 to 20 companies worldwide.

  • BASF continues to extend its global layout for biologicals-based solutions  

    2016-11-21

    According to a leading microbiologist and agricultural adviser, there will be more biopesticides on the European market than chemical ones within five to ten years. Besides, major agrochemical giants recently successivly announced increased investment in the area of biologicals. Accordingly, AgroPages has recently had an interview with Alyson Emanuel, Vice President, Business Management, Functional Crop Care Global Business Unit, BASF Crop Protection, who shared her viewpoints on BASF’s biologicals-based solutions, competitive advantage, as well as opportunity &challenge in the area of biologicals.

    According to a leading microbiologist and agricultural adviser, there will be more biopesticides on the European market than chemical ones within five to ten years. Besides, major agrochemical giants recently successivly announced increased investment in the area of biologicals. Accordingly, AgroPages has recently had an interview with Alyson Emanuel, Vice President, Business Management, Functional Crop Care Global Business Unit, BASF Crop Protection, who shared her viewpoints on BASF’s biologicals-based solutions, competitive advantage, as well as opportunity &challenge in the area of biologicals.

  • Stockton: Enriching and accelerating the development of biopesticides’ pipeline through M&A  

    2016-11-14

    Stockton (STK), as a pioneer in the field of biopesticides, develops, manufactures, and sells plant extract-based biopesticides with the intention of integrating them into conventional spraying programs. Stockton is present in more than 25 countries worldwide. Accordingly, AgroPages has recently interviewed Guy Elitzur, CEO of STK, who shared his insights on the latest developments at Stockton, including the introduction of new products that integrate unique, sustainable solutions for farmers.

    Stockton (STK), as a pioneer in the field of biopesticides, develops, manufactures, and sells plant extract-based biopesticides with the intention of integrating them into conventional spraying programs. Stockton is present in more than 25 countries worldwide. Accordingly, AgroPages has recently interviewed Guy Elitzur, CEO of STK, who shared his insights on the latest developments at Stockton, including the introduction of new products that integrate unique, sustainable solutions for farmers.

  • Top 20 Global Agchem Firms 2015: Majority declining May open up era dominated by 4 giants  

    2016-09-20

    Recently, AgroPages published the Global Top 20 Agrochemical Enterprises 2015 listing. The year 2015 experienced unfavorable climate conditions, exchange fluctuations and falling prices of commodities, having caused a serious impact in the global agrochemical market, as reflected by the decreased sales performance of the global top 20. As regards the drop in sales, the majority of the top 20 experienced declining sales to different degrees, bearing in mind that almost all of them saw growth in 2014, and some achieved double-digit growth in 2013.

    Recently, AgroPages published the Global Top 20 Agrochemical Enterprises 2015 listing. The year 2015 experienced unfavorable climate conditions, exchange fluctuations and falling prices of commodities, having caused a serious impact in the global agrochemical market, as reflected by the decreased sales performance of the global top 20. As regards the drop in sales, the majority of the top 20 experienced declining sales to different degrees, bearing in mind that almost all of them saw growth in 2014, and some achieved double-digit growth in 2013.

  • Brazil: Soybean Plantation & Solutions to Major Soybean Diseases  

    2016-08-23

    AgroPages has invited Brazilian National Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Brazilian National Food Supply Corporation (Conab) to give us an introduction to soybean plantations in Brazil, as well as pesticide applications for major diseases, focusing on soybean rust. Bayer, ADAMA, BASF, FMC, and Rotam have also been invited to share their successful solutions. In addition, AgroPages will analyze the global agricultural product trade pattern, such as how the Chinese soybean import policy will impact soybean planting in Brazil.

    AgroPages has invited Brazilian National Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Brazilian National Food Supply Corporation (Conab) to give us an introduction to soybean plantations in Brazil, as well as pesticide applications for major diseases, focusing on soybean rust. Bayer, ADAMA, BASF, FMC, and Rotam have also been invited to share their successful solutions. In addition, AgroPages will analyze the global agricultural product trade pattern, such as how the Chinese soybean import policy will impact soybean planting in Brazil.

  • 2015 Summary of Global Agrochemical Company’s Activities& Trends Analysis  

    2016-03-09

    A review of investment and cooperative projects of global agrochemical companies in 2015 reveals that they have a clear idea about industry presence and business planning. Global agrochemical industry is a longitudinal and horizontal combined new mode of industry. In 2015, besides their continued research, production and marketing integrated cooperation, agrochemical giants made more efforts on investment in downstream industry chain projects so as to play a more important part in a larger arena.

    A review of investment and cooperative projects of global agrochemical companies in 2015 reveals that they have a clear idea about industry presence and business planning. Global agrochemical industry is a longitudinal and horizontal combined new mode of industry. In 2015, besides their continued research, production and marketing integrated cooperation, agrochemical giants made more efforts on investment in downstream industry chain projects so as to play a more important part in a larger arena.

  • 2015 Annual Review- M&A activities Covering More Groups, Business Divestment Bringing New Opportunities  

    2016-02-02

    In 2015, global agrochemical sales dropped 8.5%, which was the largest drop over the last 20 years, causing global agrochemical industry to come down to an “ice point”. Under such background, a merging upsurge took place in an attempt to resist the harsh winter market. Since the mergers and acquisitions launched by the second-tier agrochemical enterprises like FMC, PSP and ADAMA in 2014, mergers and acquisitions in 2015 spread to the 6 first-tier agrochemical giants.

    In 2015, global agrochemical sales dropped 8.5%, which was the largest drop over the last 20 years, causing global agrochemical industry to come down to an “ice point”. Under such background, a merging upsurge took place in an attempt to resist the harsh winter market. Since the mergers and acquisitions launched by the second-tier agrochemical enterprises like FMC, PSP and ADAMA in 2014, mergers and acquisitions in 2015 spread to the 6 first-tier agrochemical giants.

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