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January 11, 2013
On Jan. 10, Nufarm Americas announced that it acquired Cleary Chemical Corp., a marketer of fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators to the turf and ornamental horticulture industries. The acquisition, which closed December 31, 2012,...
January 10, 2013
Roger Storey, vice president of SePRO's Turf & Ornamental (T&O) Business, has announced he plans to retire at the end of February.  Effective March 1, Troy Bettner will assume the position of director of the Turf & Ornamental...
January 07, 2013
Chase Agricultural Consulting (CAC) has announced it is expanding its product offerings in 2013. The Chase News archives provides access to all of the information CAC has gathered over the past decade. The Chase News archives include: All...
December 20, 2012
AEF Global, Inc., Levis, Quebec and BioWorks, Inc., Victor, N.Y., both manufacturers of biopesticides, recently announced they have established an agreement for distribution in North America.This agreement will allow AEF Global to distribute ...
December 17, 2012
Chase Agricultural Consulting recently updated it Chase Base database of completed trial results.  Chase Base is a subscription-type database of trials results for growers. The database now contains the most up-to-date information on the newly-...
December 14, 2012
OHP Inc. announced the introduction of Marengo Herbicide to growers in the production ornamental market. Marengo has received its federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration and is undergoing the state registration process. Marengo,...
December 06, 2012
On Dec. 3, BASF  launched Pylon TR total release insecticide and Trinity TR total release fungicide. These two products are the first two to deliver BASF proprietary active ingredients using total release (TR) technology since the acquisition...
November 30, 2012
On Nov. 28, Novozymes announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Natural Industries Inc. based in Houston. Novozymes is is a biotech company with a strong focus on enzyme production and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. “I...
November 28, 2012
BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company. The purchase price was $1.02 billion. With the acquisition, BASF is now a provider of technologies for biological...
November 01, 2012
Dr. Carlos Bográn has joined OHP Inc. as a technical manager with a focus on fungicide and insecticide support and development. He joins OHP after 11 years as assistant and associate professor and extension specialist in the departments of...
October 26, 2012
Fine Americas, Walnut Creek, Calif., has announced the Canadian registration of Configure, the company's benzyladenine (6-BA) plant growth regulator for ornamental growers.   The product is registered for use on a wide variety of ornamental...
October 19, 2012
Valent Professional Products has announced its 2013 Ornamental Early Order Program for greenhouse and nursery growers. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 7, 2012, growers can enjoy major savings when choosing from Valent Professional Products’ outstanding...
October 04, 2012
On Oct. 3, Syngenta announced that Medallion WP fungicide has been reformulated from a wettable powder in a water soluble bag to a new water dispersible granule formulation known as Medallion WDG fungicide. Medallion WDG will replace Medallion WP in...
October 02, 2012
On Oct. 2, Syngenta announced it has closed the acquisition of the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business. The company had announced its intent to buy Du Pont's insecticide business earlier this year. As a result of this transaction,...
September 20, 2012
On Sept., 20, BASF announced it plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion. The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatment, seed treatment colors and...
September 18, 2012
BASF has  launched a new fungicide to help ornamental growers control targeted plant diseases within seconds of treatment. The fungicide, Orvego, contains a combination chemistry that combats all major downy mildews and Phytophthora species...
August 30, 2012
BioWorks recently announced that Stacey Haack has been selected as the winner of the American Floral Endowment's BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship. Applicants were evaluated on the basis of sound academic performance and a grade point...
August 29, 2012
Syngenta has announced it plans to acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands. The acquisition price is $125 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Closing is...
August 09, 2012
SePRO Corp.'s new Preferal biological insecticide has received California Registration for use in the greenhouse, nursery, and landscape markets.  Preferal is a biological insecticide containing blastospores of a naturally-occurring strain of...
August 03, 2012
BioWorks recently announced that the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has reviewed the company's EPA registered biological fungicide RootShield PLUS (both Granules and WP), and approved the products for use in organic production. RootShield...