01.06.2012

HAIFA Chemicals announced the signing of an agreement for exclusive distribution of the SMART! Fertilizer Management Software.

SMART! Fertilizer Management is a software tool for managing fertigation. It is aimed at crops in various growth conditions, from open field to hydroponics. SMART! Software calculates optimal fertilizer programs, considering nutrient requirements of the crop, soil and water analysis, and tissue composition. The software also enables an analysis of fertilization costs, for better budget control and long-term planning.

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04.05.2012

On June 28, Van Iperen International organizes a live webinar on the developments in Trace Elements. During this webinar the product manager Laurent Aubertin will talk about the latest innovations in the market.

The world of Trace Elements is rapidly changing as the demand of Trace Elements is continuously growing in the agribusiness. 

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03.05.2012

April 27, 2012 - Plant Health Care (AIM: PHC), a leading provider of naturally derived products to the global agriculture markets, announces that it has signed a research agreement with Arysta LifeScience to evaluate Harpin commercially as a foliar spray in combination with a number of Arysta LifeScience’s products.

Harpin is a leading PHC product and has been shown to increase yields significantly on a variety of crops when applied alone or in combination with other active ingredients. Arysta LifeScience will test Harpin formulations in combination with a number of its actives. Harpin technology offers yield improvement as a result of suppression of pests such as nematodes and defense against damaging diseases, as well as additive plant health benefits.

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03.05.2012

May 1, 2012 – Everris Americas (an ICL Specialty Fertilizers company) has acquired the manufacturing equipment of X-Calibur Plant Health Company, located in Summerville, South Carolina. The purchase includes a fertilizer coating line and associated handling, processing and packaging equipment. The equipment provides Everris with additional manufacturing capabilities to more rapidly bring its new products to the market, including an innovative controlled-release fertilizer technology currently under development by Everris’ Global R&D Center in the Netherlands.

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02.02.2012

The French company GOEMAR, specializing in biocontrol and biostimulants products based on seaweed extracts, and a world leader in the research on these products, recently appointed Jean Pierre Princen as President and CEO. Princen also becomes a minority shareholder in this company that was taken over by the investment fund BeCapital not long ago.

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02.02.2012

Gujarat State Fertilizers Company will set up a bio fertilizer complex at Vadodara with an investment of Rs 50 crore, a company official said. The complex will produce water soluble fertilizer, plant growth promoters and liquid bio fertilizers. The products are water soluble and will be used in drip irrigation that is fast catching up in the state. The construction of the plant of the BSE-NSE listed company began in January.

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02.02.2012

India's first water-soluble fertilizer (WSF) plant is all set to go into commercial production at Coromandel International's Kakinada plant in Andhra Pradesh.

The 15,000-tonne-per-annum capacity plant has been set up by a 50:50 joint venture between Coromandel, part of the Rs 17,000-crore Murugappa Group, and SQM of Chile.

Currently, India consumes about 70,000 tonnes of WSF, all of which is imported.

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02.02.2012

BASF announced on Jan 16 that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America. The company will adjust the portfolio and site footprint of its subsidiary BASF Plant Science to reflect this change. The headquarters of BASF Plant Science will be moved from Limburgerhof, Germany, to Raleigh, North Carolina. Research and development activities will be concentrated mainly in Raleigh, Ghent, Belgium and Berlin, Germany.

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02.11.2011

Haifa, Israel – 1st November 2011 – HAIFA Chemicals today announced the signing of a new long term labor agreement. Intensive work is now in progress to bring the northern plant back to full production. The plant is expected to reach full production within a few weeks.

The strike that took place in Haifa's northern plant during the recent six months reduced Haifa's production and supply capacity. The labor agreement signed clears the way to resume full scale operations at the plant, which along with Haifa's ongoing strategic program of capacity expansion will provide customers with access to a robust supply.

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09.09.2011

The US-based company Gowan Company, LLC has reached an agreement with EcoFlora of Colombia to create a joint venture called EcoFlora AGRO. Through this joint venture Gowan Company and its global marketing companies will be the exclusive partner in developing, registering, and marketing EcoFlora’s current plant extract based portfolio and their product pipeline.

“We are very excited about having Gowan as our global platform to bring our innovative and green, plant extract bio pesticides to such important markets around the globe. EcoFlora has been working for 12 years to develop its crop protection portfolio based upon the rich biodiversity and the great and talented people that Colombia has to offer” said Nicolas Cock, EcoFlora AGRO’s CEO.

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