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China Has Big Aspirations For American Pesticide Market

Posted by Priyaranjan Sahoo Published on Thu, 2013-08-08 00:40
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A number of Chinese companies are hoping to move into the American pesticide market in a big way, according to two experts who track the lucrative industry in both countries.

As the government of the world's second-largest economy looks to enter new industries in hopes of boosting China's rapidly decelerating economic growth, some of these so-called "ag-chem" firms are already making headway in Western markets.

European Union Protects Bees but U.S. Continues to Allow Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Posted by Priyaranjan Sahoo Published on Wed, 2013-07-31 00:37
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The EU ban came after the European Commission proposed the suspension in response to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in January that determined that three neonicotinoids – thiamethoxam, clothianidin and imidacloprid – posed an unnacceptable risk to bees.

Syngenta to acquire African corn seed business

Posted by Ushas Published on Wed, 2013-07-03 12:46
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  • Combined portfolios offer new integrated crop solution opportunities
  • Comprehensive and diverse white corn germplasm portfolio secured
  • Supports commitment to build a $1 billion business in Africa

Hybrid seed scheme pledges yield advantages

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-07-02 11:01
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Could seed sales be due for a shake up? If Syngenta's new way of selling Hyvido hybrid barley seed is the shape of things to come, then growers should be prepared for some changes.

To recap, earlier this year Syngenta took the bold step of introducing an optional cash back yield guarantee on its hybrid barley seed sales for this coming autumn.

Consider vigour benefits of hybrid barley in rotations after weather difficulties this season

Posted by Ushas Published on Fri, 2013-06-21 22:07
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Farmers facing thin winter cereal crops after this season’s difficult growing conditions should consider the vigour benefits of including hybrid barley in rotations this coming autumn, says Syngenta portfolio manager, James Taylor-Alford.

Seedbuzz Exclusive: Indonesia to curb foreign shares in seed companies to 30%. Major seed companies likely to close down their business.

Posted by Ushas Published on Mon, 2013-06-17 20:31
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The Indonesian government is working on implementing a change in parliamentary law that could spell disaster for all major foreign investors in the seed industry in Indonesia. If the government goes through to implement the parliamentary law No. 10 2010 100 it would imply that no foreign investor can have more than 30% share in the seed companies. If the law will be sanctioned in the parliament it is likely to be implemented by November of 2014.

New additions to malting and brewing list

Posted by Ushas Published on Wed, 2013-06-12 23:38
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Just three of the six newly recommended barley varieties have progressed to the next stage of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s approval process.