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Top Agriculture News of April

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
Top Agriculture News of April

There has been a lot of development in the agriculture sector at a time when the whole world is fighting against Coronavirus. Let’s quickly check out top agriculture news from all over the world.

Сorteva Agriscience to expand sunflower seed production in Romania

Corteva Agriscience has announced the investment of almost 13 million € to expand its production facility at Afumati, Romania, and to accelerate the growth of its sunflower seed business in Europe.

U.S.-China collaborate to address global challenges

U.S.-China collaboration in addressing global challenges, the US Heartland China Association hosted a four-part virtual Agricultural Roundtable that brought together an exceptional array of American agribusiness CEOs, government officials, with Chinese counterparts to identify “The Way Forward from Shared Challenges to a Shared Future.”

Bayer's agri business buoyed by higher produce prices in Q1

Bayer, a global life science company said prospects for its agriculture business, the world's largest supplier of seeds and pesticides, have brightened during the first quarter as demand from farmers was improving amid higher produce prices.

Bharat Insecticides changes its name to ‘Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd.’

Bharat Insecticides Ltd. a group company of Mitsui & Company Ltd. specializing in crop protection products announced that it has changed its name to ‘Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd.’ with effect from 1st April 2021.

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427th Meeting of the Registration Committee held

The 427th Meeting of the Registration Committee was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. S. K. Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner & Chairman, through NIC video conference. At the meeting, 12 registration of pesticide technical and 27 formulation products, including 7 herbicides, insecticides, 5 fungicides, 1 plant growth regulator and 19 bio-products got approved.

UPL and Wan An Te signed a strategic cooperation agreement

Nanning, Guangxi, UPL and Wan An Te signed a strategic cooperation agreement on product distribution in Guangxi, China. The cooperation shows that after a series of mergers and acquisitions as well as product consolidation, UPL has begun to make full effort on business promotion in the Chinese market.

"The crop protection industry to grow at 2-3 per cent"- Mayank Singhal

Vice Chairman & Managing Director of PI Industries Limited, Mayank Singhal said that, this year we expect the global crop protection chemicals industry to grow at 2-3 per cent. LATAM and Asia markets will be the growth regions and the same will be the case in India. 

UPL and Indofil, as members of the EU Mancozeb Task Force

Mancozeb is due to be phased out in the EU by 4 January 2022 following the European Commission’s decision late last year not to renew its approval. UPL and Indofil, as members of the EU Mancozeb Task Force, contest the conclusions of the EU assessment.

Tapasya Goyal the new MD of HPM

HPM Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd , inaugurated their new office at Delhi's Netaji Subhash Palace, and they have also appointed Mrs. Tapasya Goyal, the new MD of HPM.

Global companies diversifying with a China+1 strategy

Rajendra V. Gogri, Chairman & Managing Director of Aarti Industries Limited said that The global trends in speciality chemicals are a well-known combination of global companies diversifying their supply chain with a China+1 strategy, China’s environmental policies driving many opportunities and interest in sourcing from India.

UPL, appointing Carlos Pellicer as Chief Operating Officer

UPL, a leader in global food systems and sustainable agriculture technologies, announces its plan to appoint Carlos Pellicer as Chief Operating Officer. Pellicer has been a key architect of UPL’s integration of Arysta.

Jain Irrigation touched the new heights in Micro Irrigation

Jain Irrigation being the world’s largest seller of Micro Irrigation systems with its global widespread reach in 116+ countries has touched new heights in Micro Irrigation, Agri Research, Renewable Energy and many other segments globally bringing innovation in lives of 7.2+ Million Farmers.

Hero MotoCorp tied up with Gogoro Inc

The country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp announced a strategic partnership with Gogoro® Inc to accelerate the shift to sustainable electric mobility in India. The Gogoro Network is an open platform for battery swapping and smart mobility services.

Syngenta is introducing "Happy family" 1st Commercial seedless Watermelon

Syngenta is introducing “HAPPY FAMILY” the 1st premium commercial seedless watermelon variety in Indian markets. Syngenta India Limited is the game changer in watermelon category in the last 10 years.

Arun Raste to be the next MD & CEO of NCDEX

Securities and Exchange Board of India has approved the appointment of Mr. Arun Raste as the new MD & CEO of India’s leading agri commodity exchange National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd for a period of 5 years.

SEA plans to raise mustard production to 20 million tonnes by 2025

Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, has launched the Mustard Mission by which it plans to raise the mustard production to 20 million tonnes by 2025. This can be achieved by improved farm practices, deployment of right technology, quality seeds and other input management.

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