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A combination of agrochemicals shortens the life of bees

A nonlethal dose of insecticide clothianidin can reduce honeybees' life span by half

03-Jun-2019

A new study by Brazilian biologists suggests that the effect of pesticides on bees could be worse than previously thought. Even when used at a level considered nonlethal, an insecticide curtailed the lives of bees by up to 50%. The researchers also found that a fungicide deemed safe for bees ...

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New 'chemical noses' to rid the environment of industrial pollutants

11-Feb-2019

Scientists from five European countries have joined forces to develop next-generation 'chemical noses' to remove industrial pollutants from the environment. The European Commission allocated 2.9 million euros to finance the Horizon2020 FET-OPEN project INITIO that will bring together researchers ...

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Lonza Acquires Chemical Company Zelam Based in New Zealand

05-Aug-2015

Lonza announced that it has acquired Zelam, a research-focused chemical company based in New Zealand, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develops and manufactures products ...

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New Ingredients Prove Game-changing in Pesticide Markets in North America and Europe

Suppliers must communicate the efficacy of biopesticides to bring in more business opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan

10-Mar-2015

Escalating demand for food from a burgeoning world population is accelerating the development of the pesticides market in North America and Western Europe. The shift to newer, more expensive chemistries that offer better solutions for pest-resistance further spurs market revenues.New analysis ...

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FMC Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Cheminova for $1.8 Billion

09-Sep-2014

FMC Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cheminova A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries A/S. Cheminova is a multinational crop protection company based in Denmark. FMC will fund the all-cash acquisition through a mixture of debt and existing ...

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Three patents available for biosynthesis of pyrethrins

31-Jan-2014

Wageningen scientists have discovered the refined way in which the pyrethrum plant protects its seedlings against insect damage, fungi and competition from other seedlings. They isolated the various genes for the production of natural pyrethrins, the most familiar and commonly used biopesticides ...

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Chemical reaction could streamline manufacture of pharmaceuticals and other compounds

The reaction resolves a long-standing challenge in organic chemistry

25-Jul-2013

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs. The reaction resolves a long-standing challenge in organic ...

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BASF to boost production capacity for blockbuster fungicides in Germany and the United States

Investment of more than €200 million to enhance capacities and flexibility

28-Sep-2012

BASF is making an investment of more than €200 million to scale up and further integrate production and formulation capacities in order to meet continued demand for several key fungicides, including F 500 and Xemium. The investment drives significant expansions at facilities in Schwarzheide and ...

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Growth for plants and economy: Ceresana analyzes the global market for crop protection products

29-May-2012

Crop protection products protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, diseases or insects. The strong dynamics in the crop protection market was occasion for the most extensive global market analysis, the results of which are now available. Market research institute Ceresana Research ...

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Dow AgroSciences Divests European Dithane Business to Indofil

08-Mar-2012

Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has divested its European Dithane® fungicide business to Indofil Industries Ltd. of Mumbai, India. The agreement includes only Dithane® products sold in Europe and does not include other parts of the Dow AgroSciences’ ...

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