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

BASF and TECNALIA accelerate R&D of new crop protection products through digitalization

Protecting crops from diseases and pests is essential to sustainably improve yield on existing arable land to feed a growing population. BASF and TECNALIA, a European centre for research and technological development, are collaborating in digitalization to accelerate the global research and development of new crop...Read more

Iberdrola selects Nel ASA for a green fertilizer project in Spain

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has been selected as the preferred supplier by Iberdrola for a 20 MW PEM solution for a green fertilizer project in Spain. The contract award is subject to a mutual agreement on the final commercial terms. The hydrogen plant is scheduled to commence operations...Read more

Agbotic establishes regenerative agriculture initiative in Europe

US-based, Agbotic, the leader in regenerative SmartFarm technology, has announced the establishment of Agbotic Limited in Dublin, Ireland, to conduct business across Europe. Regenerative farming cleans the air, water, and soil and can reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restorin...Read more

BASF to acquire melon breeding company ASL

  BASF has formally agreed to acquire ASL, one of the most innovative melon breeding companies in the world, to continue expanding its position as a preferred partner in the fruit and vegetable value chain. The transaction with the privately-owned French company based near Avignon, covers all assets, includi...Read more