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The crop protection industry, along with other industry sectors across the globe, has been hard at work finding creative ways to keep agriculture moving despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corteva posts gains on higher volumes, suspends guidance

Corteva reports first-quarter net income of $282 million, 60.2% higher year-on-year (YOY) on significantly higher volume in seeds and crop protection.

FMC beats estimates on volume gains

FMC reports first-quarter net income of $206.2 million, down 5.1% year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted earnings of $1.84/share was 7% higher year-on-year and beat the analysts' consensus estimate of $1.78/share, as reported by Refinitiv (New York).

Syngenta develops nematicide and fungicide platform

Syngenta has unveiled a new technology platform brand, called Tymirium. The novel nematicide and fungicide technology is under development for both seed- and soil-applied uses.

Use of adjuvants and additives boosted by sustainable spraying applications

Adjuvants and additives are routinely used by farmers and growers worldwide to enhance the features and benefits associated with the basic formulation of active ingredients, raising them to premium levels of efficacy in crop protection operations.

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Evonik Industries declares force majeure on amino acid

Evonik Industries said today that due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, its contract manufacturer had to shut down its production facilities. Both production and shipping of the amino acid ThreAMINO are affected due to limited stock of the material being available.

Structure, leadership detailed for merger of IFF and DuPont's bioscience business

DuPont and International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) have announced the structure and executive leadership for the planned merger of IFF and Dupont's Nutrition and Biosciences (N&B) businesses in the first quarter of 2021. The organization will comprise four divisions. Taste, Food & Beverage will combine IFF's Taste division and N&B's Food & Beverage segment; Taste, Food & Beverage will represent approximately $6.1 billion in pro forma 2019 net sales for the combined company.

Population, wealth drive feed additives demand

The worldwide market for feed additives in 2019 was estimated to be worth $18.3 billion, according to a recent report by IHS Markit. The market is forecast by IHS Markit to grow at an average annual rate of 3.6% during the period 2019–24, higher than the world's GDP growth per capita. That growth is being driven by the growing population and by the increasing wealth in developing countries, where people want to eat animal protein.

Mitsui & Co. to invest in French animal health company Ceva Santé Animale

Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) said today that it has reached an agreement to invest in Ceva Santé Animale (Libourne, France), a global animal health company. Mitsui says the deal marks the company's entry into the animal health industry.

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Ammonia prices at bottom of cycle following massive capacity additions

Worldwide ammonia demand reached 181.6 million metric tons (MMt) in 2019.

PhosAgro swings to loss, revenue down

PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading phosphate fertilizer producer, today reported a net loss...

K+S earnings, sales down on lower salt volumes, potash prices

K+S (Kassel, Germany) reports a 76% fall in first-quarter adjusted net profit compared...

ICL agrees on potash contracts with Chinese buyers

ICL Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) says it has signed several contracts with its customers in China...