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FMC interview: Technology is the cornerstone of our growth plan

FMC’s new president and chief executive officer, Mark Douglas, talks about his vision and strategy for the company’s growth.
"Like other global companies, we began to address the impact of this virus back in early January when FMC teams in China were facing the initial outbreak. We learned a lot from those early days, from how to safely maintain production operations and keep our supply chain intact, to figuring out how to preserve business continuity when many employees had begun to work from home."

Syngenta interview: If there's going to be a crisis, decide to manage it early

Syngenta’s head global supply & HSEQ, Mike Hollands, discusses the company’s response to the global supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

US Court considers latest bid to force EPA ban on chlorpyrifos

The US Trump administration broke the law when it abandoned a US EPA plan to revoke food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and should be compelled to ban the insecticide, environmentalists, farmworker advocates and several states have told an appeals court.

Ag interests back appeal of dicamba ban

US farm groups are rallying behind the pesticide industry’s bid to overturn a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to vacate the registrations of three dicamba herbicides. They argue that the products are vital to soybean and cotton farmers and that the Court has overstepped its authority.

Judge raises doubts on Bayer Roundup settlement

SThe federal judge overseeing Bayer’s proposed settlement with tens of thousands of current Roundup cases, which would also create a system for handling future cases, has indicated that he would reject the plan.

Nufarm curtails manufacturing operations

Nufarm is to end manufacturing of insecticides and fungicides at its Australian Laverton site and restrict the manufacturing of herbicides at its facility in Linz, Austria.

EU faces more criticism from WTO members over MRLs

The EU’s hazard-based approach to pesticide regulation and its lowering of maximum residue limits (MRLs) to “trade-restrictive” levels continues “without clear scientific justification or measurable benefit to human health”, says a group of nine countries in the WTO’s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

Crop Science Awards open for entries

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.

Export dependence drives North America PE plant idling

North American polyethylene (PE) producers have taken the lead in temporarily idling capacity because the cornerstones of their recent massive expansion—ethane-based production and growing export markets—have left them....

Bayer partners with Israeli AI company to provide integrated digital services for vegetable growers

Bayer says it has entered a partnership with Prospera Technologies (Tel Aviv, Israel), an artificial intelligence (AI) data analytics company, to provide an all-in-one, cloud-based service that will help transform grower operations and enable greater access to high-quality fruits and vegetables.

Official launch of $22.6-billion Syngenta Group

Syngenta has officially launched Syngenta Group (Basel, Switzerland). The new entity unites Syngenta, Adama, and the agricultural businesses of Sinochem.

Agtech startup Enko raises $45 million in Series B

Agtech startup Enko Chem Inc. has announced a $45-million, Series B funding round led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the company’s total financing to $66 million.

Symrise partners with French research institute to study sustainable lavender farming

Symrise says it is launching a joint research project with the CRIEPPAM research institute in France on lavender farming, aimed at crop resilience, improved biodiversity, and additional income for farmers.

Official launch of $22.6-billion Syngenta Group

Syngenta today announced the official launch of Syngenta Group (Basel, Switzerland). Under a single entity, it unites Syngenta AG, headquartered in Switzerland; Adama, based in Israel; and the agricultural businesses of Sinochem, based in China.

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