05.09.2011

HAIFA Chemicals announced on Sept 5th the plan to build a new production facility of Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP).

The building of the facility, located in Haifa's plant in South Israel, has already started and it will be completed in 2012. The plant's building marks another important step in the execution of Haifa's strategic plan to extend and diversify its production facilities.

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31.08.2011

August 31, 2011. FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced today its Agricultural Products Group has signed an exclusive development and distribution agreement for Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) Regalia® Maxx biofungicide in Latin America. Regalia Maxx is a biological product that protects plants by triggering their natural defense systems to combat several bacterial and fungal diseases.

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26.08.2011

During this summer 2011, in a highly welcome move, both the Biostimulants and Biocontrol Industries have taken steps to clarify the boundaries between their respective products, so to avoid confusion in the market and also to stop rumours that they were competing with each other.

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22.07.2011

The Netherlands based company Van Iperen International started its activities in October 2010, as part of the Van Iperen Group that also includes several production facilities. They now launch their new website at vaniperen.com, inclusive mobile website.

Next to the technical data for the product lines, the website is connected to the Van Iperen International You Tube Channel. The channel serves as a basis from which they present the video messages supporting their products.

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16.06.2011

LONDON (June 9, 2011) - Leading energy price reporting agency Argus today announced the acquisition of FMB Consultants Ltd (FMB), a provider of price reporting and market intelligence to the fertilizer and chemical industries.

FMB is a leader in the provision of timely and accurate intelligence on the world fertilizer market. FMB’s reports monitor global trade and pricing for nitrogen, phosphate, sulphur, potash and ammonia. Founded in 1982, FMB publishes 100 price references, which are widely used for benchmark pricing and settlement of derivatives. Its five global conferences are key industry trading events.

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16.06.2011

Until now, there has been no voice in Brussels for an emerging class of agricultural inputs. ”Biostimulants” are demonstrated to enhance plant nutrition, improve plant health, improve soil fertility and generally create favourable growing conditions and plant resistance to stress, but do not easily fit into traditional definitions of fertilizers or crop protection products

Referred to by various terms – including “biostimulants”, “plant growth enhancers”, “yield enhancers”, “plant strengtheners” and others – these products help improve crop efficiency and resilience. However, existing national and European regulations on agricultural inputs are ill-adapted to their defining characteristics. As a result, suppliers face a fragmented market, with registration procedures and market entry conditions varying significantly from one EU country to another.

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14.06.2011

On June 13th, Haifa Chemicals management has decided to close down the company's Haifa plant until September. Haifa is a leading global producer of potassium nitrate. The move follows a 40 day strike by workers at the plant over failure to reach a new wage agreement.

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01.06.2011

HEERLEN (May 27, 2011) – In February 2011, the Scotts Miracle Gro Company sold its Professional Division to the ICL Group. At a landmark event last week at their controlled release production facilities in Heerlen, the Netherlands and Charleston US, executives from Scotts Professional and ICL Specialty Fertilizers announced a new name for the global professional business: Everris™.

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28.02.2011

The Swiss company Andermatt Biocontrol and the South African company Madumbi Bio Farms have formed a new partnership to strengthen their market position in South Africa. Both companies share a vision to develop sustainable environmentally-friendly solutions for the rapidly growing sustainable agricultural market in Southern Africa. Madumbi Bio Farms has acquired a majority stake of Andermatt South African subsidiary Andermatt South Africa (Pty) Ltd., which will trade as Madumbi Sustainable Agriculture (Pty) Ltd.

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13.01.2011

Hydro Nova Europe, the European subsidiary of Hydro Systems Company just announced the acquisition of Dosmatic, Inc. by Hydro Systems. Dosmatic are based in Carrollton, Texas, and service the European market from their operation in Bordeaux France.

Dosmatic is a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly, non-electric chemical metering equipment. Hydro Systems is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of chemical proportioning and dispensing systems and an operating unit within Dover Corporation’s (NYSE:DOV) Fluid Management segment. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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