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Shipra Singh
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Insecticide being sprayed in crop field

The influence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Atmanirbhar Bharat” can be seen in agricultural companies too. One of the leading insecticides companies of India has decided to manufacture two very important insecticides in Indian plants. They wish to reduce dependence on China.

Apart from this, e-mandi platform gets a new vice-president, Bayer launches Global Carbon Initiative in Europe, and lots more. Continue to read the news compiled by our passionate KJ staff..

AgBiTech appoints Dr. Shachi Gurumayum as Head of Business Development

After a strategic review of AgBiTech's global growth ambitions, Dr. Shachi Gurumayum has been appointed as Head of Business Development. Shachi is currently managing AgBiTech's businesses in Africa and South Asia which he built from scratch over the last three years.

Insecticides India Limited to manufacture two important insecticides in India

Insecticides Limited is endeavoring to reduce its dependence on China. In this regard, it has decided to create chief intermediates in India.  Managing Director of IIL, Rajesh Aggarwal said, “At present we are importing about 30-35 per cent of the raw material from China. We are planning to produce it locally. When we set up our plant for the intermediates by the end of this calendar year, we would be able to reduce their imports by 7-8 per cent.”

Nufarm announces launch of Longbow™ EC herbicide and harvest aid

Nufarm Americas Inc. has announced the launch of Longbow™ EC. Longbow EC is the latest in Nufarm’s versatile portfolio of herbicides and harvest aids, helping growers achieve with cleaner crops at harvest time and providing weed management by controlling more than 60 broadleaf weed species, such as various pigweeds, lambsquarters and waterhemp.

Bayer announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative

Bayer announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative.  The program’s main goal is to fight climate change by establishing carbon farming practices at farmers’ level with benefits for the entire agricultural value chain this  Program will start with over 25 farmers across seven countries in the EU and beyond. Bayer is the first agriculture company to offer all the necessary technologies in terms of seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, cost-efficient MRV and certification according to internationally recognized standards.

Bioheuris partners with GDM to develop crop management system

Bioheuris and GDM, a leading global soybeans genetics powerhouse, announced a collaboration agreement on June 29 to develop high yielding varieties using gene editing technology. Through this collaboration, both companies will be engaged to precisely modify soybean genes to obtain elite varieties with a novel crop management system.

K.V Singh appointed as a Vice President of E-Mandi platform

Origo Commodities has appointed K. V. Singh as a Vice President of E-Mandi digital platform. The incoming VP joins the agri-fintech company with more than two decades of in-depth industry experience in commodity exchange, retail assets, business network development, and Farmer Producer Companies alongside others.

Sunoor Kaul, Co-Founder of Origo Commodities said, “Origo is today redefining the agri-commodities space. We are leaving no stone unturned to improve the efficacy of our agricultural sector by addressing the prevalent constraints in supply chain.

BBSF receives approval by all relevant merger control authorities

The joint venture between Bosch and BASF Digital Farming to globally market and sell smart farming technologies from a single source has now received approval by all relevant merger control authorities. It has been registered as Bosch BASF Smart Farming (BBSF). The company will distribute its Smart Spraying solution, which Bosch and BASF are developing and testing, to initial markets in North America, South America and Europe. Its Intelligent Planting Solution is already commercially available in Brazil and Argentina.

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Andermatt Biocontrol becomes majority shareholder of Anthesis

 Andermatt Biocontrol becomes majority shareholder by acquiring 60% stake in its Greek distribution partner Anthesis Crop Protection and Nutrition P.C.  George Komianos, Managing Director and minority shareholder of the company Anthesis says “There is a great cultural and entrepreneurial fit between Anthesis and Andermatt Biocontrol. We are proud to be a part of the Andermatt Biocontrol network and will ensure that we continue our solution-oriented approach in Greece”.

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