Sumitomo Chemical to buy agrochemicals company Excel Crop Care

06 Jun 2016

Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62-bn bid, says offer inadequate

25 May 2016

Monsanto, the world's largest seed company said its board has unanimously rejected Bayer AG's $62-billion acquisition bid as "incomplete and financially inadequate", adding it was willing to negotiate further

Bayer offers to acquire Monsanto for $62 bn including debt

23 May 2016

Bayer confirms making preliminary buyout offer for US rival Monsanto

20 May 2016

Bayer disclosed that its executives had recently met with executives of Monsanto to privately discuss a negotiated acquisition of Monsanto

Bayer courts Monsanto with preliminary buyout offer

19 May 2016

A successful deal would create a company with $68 billion in annual sales, nearly 28 per cent of the world's pesticides market share and about 36 per cent of US corn seeds and 28 per cent of soybean seeds

USDA to join CFIUS in reviewing ChemChina - Syngenta $43 bn merger deal

17 May 2016

Monsanto eyes Bayer’s CropScience unit

21 Mar 2016

Monsanto JV under CCI lens over possible abuse of market dominance

18 Feb 2016

ChemChina to acquire Syngenta in $43-bn friendly deal

04 Feb 2016

State-owned China National Chemical Corporation yesterday struck a friendly $43-billion deal with Swiss seeds and pesticides giant Syngenta AG to become the world's biggest supplier of pesticides and agrochemicals

ChemChina close to buying Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta for $42.2 bn

03 Feb 2016

Syngenta rejects $42-bn takeover offer from ChemChina

13 Nov 2015

Despite the rejection, Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemical company, is still in talks with ChemChina and an agreement could be reached within weeks

Monsanto to axe 2,600 jobs; buy back $3 bn of shares

09 Oct 2015

Godrej Agrovet to buy 45.29% in Astec LifeSciences

31 Aug 2015

Following the deal, Godrej Agrovet will make a mandatory open offer to the shareholders of Astec LifeSciences

Lindane, DDT and herbicide 2,4-D cause cancer, says WHO arm

23 Jun 2015

BASF's fifth global agricultural research station opened in Pune

01 Jun 2015

No respite for Indian consumer as several nations ban pesticide-laden vegetables

11 Feb 2015

FMC to acquire Danish fungicide-ingredient maker Chemivova for $1.8 bn

08 Sep 2014

BASF opens global R&D centre in Mumbai

07 Mar 2014

EU to ban pesticides in bid to save bees

30 Apr 2013

Arch rivals DuPont and Monsanto end lawsuits, sign $1.75 bn technology licensing deals

28 Mar 2013

European Commission proposal to ban bee-harming pesticides fails

16 Mar 2013

Bayer clinches deal for sale of Thane land

30 Nov 2012

China's crop nutrient producer Yongye receives $326.3-mn offer to go private

16 Oct 2012

Sikkim sets an ‘organic’ example for India

21 Aug 2012

Sikkim has completely stopped lifting the centre's quota of chemical fertilisers for the state since 2006-2007, and instead has provided certified organic manure to farmers

Reactor blast leads to fire at Nagarjuna Agrichem plant; 20 injured

30 Jun 2012