Syngenta launches web based service that reveals locations of yellow rust

 Syngenta UK has launched a new web-based service to help UK wheat growers and agronomists stay a step ahead of unpredictable yellow rust outbreaks. Rust Locator 2021 – available at – uses an interactive map to record the locations of yellow rust infections, a...Read more

UPL joins the European Cocoa Association as Associate Member

UPL, a global leader in sustainable agriculture products and solutions, announced that it has joined the European Cocoa Association (ECA) as an Associate Member, building on existing memberships with the World Cocoa Foundation and the Cocoa and Forests Initiative. For 35 years, UPL has worked closely with smallho...Read more and fenaco collaborate to develop innovative weed control  

The leading Swiss cooperative fenaco and the German tech start-up have concluded a cooperation agreement. This collaboration aims to support Swiss farmers with innovative and sustainable plant protection solutions from, reducing the use of plant protection products. The technology was developed...Read more

Corteva Agriscience's upcoming Centre of Seed Applied Technologies to help farmers adapt better

   Corteva Agriscience has begun building a new Center of Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) in south west France, with the goal of helping Europe’s farmers get their crops off to the best start and achieve a successful harvest.  The Center in Aussonne is the first in Europe and the third worl...Read more

LANXESS to expand its animal hygiene products portfolio with Theseo Group acquisition

 Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS intends to further expand its Consumer Protection business and has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire the Theseo group. The French group, headquartered in Laval, is a leading manufacturer of disinfection and hygiene solutions in Europe and Latin America. The pr...Read more

VIB acquires BASF's CropDesign site in Belgium

VIB, a leading life sciences institute in Flanders, has signed an agreement with BASF to acquire its CropDesign site in Nevele, Belgium. VIB and CropDesign have had a close scientific relationship for more than 15 years. CropDesign, currently part of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division (, wa...Read more

APEDA holds virtual ‘Buyer Seller Meet’ with Germany  

     Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, facilitates export of its scheduled agricultural and processed products through several export promotional activities.  During the Covid19 pandemic period, APEDA conti...Read more

Small Robot launches AI based robot for weed recognition

The Small Robot Company based in England has recently launched a robot called Wilma that uses AI to identify weeds that can then be killed using an electric current, allowing pesticide-free smart farming. Wilma is an AI-based system that uses precise, up to date data from Tom (a scouting robot) and converts it in...Read more

EC unveils 'Farm to Fork strategies-2030'

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies that would impose restrictions on European Union (EU) agriculture through targeted reductions in the use of land, fertilizers, antimicrobials, and pesticides. The Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies represents a fundamental...Read more

 Corteva Agriscience launches ‘Innovation Farms’ in Germany

Corteva Agriscience has announced the launch of its first ‘Innovation Farms’ in Germany to find sustainable solutions to challenges facing many farms in the country and beyond. Corteva will support two pilot farms, Uherek in Gröbitz, Saxony-Anhalt, and Redeker in Pattensen, Lower Saxony, in promo...Read more

Bosch and BASF establish JV for digital technologies in the agriculture  

Bosch and BASF Digital Farming have signed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) agreement to globally market and sell smart farming solutions from a single source in the future. The JV agreement was signed on November 10, 2020 and will be followed by the founding of a new company based in Cologne, which will be established ...Read more

US agri-business major SynTech merges with Acceres

After months of deliberation and formalities which began in 2019, the merger of agri-business major SynTech Research, USA and the European Contract Research Organization (CRO) major Acceres, has now successfully met all the requirements to form a world-leading global Agricultural R&D CRO. Consisting of Acceres...Read more