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Need to catch up on the latest in crop protection? Below are the top 10 articles from February 2018 published by Agrow - your single source of up-to-the-minute crop protection news and insight. Look out for a new top 10 list every month.

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  1. Bayer submits commitments to EU Commission
    Bayer has submitted commitments to the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of Monsanto.

  2. New active ingredients registered or launched in 2017
    New active ingredients registered or launched in 2017, with links to the original articles.

  3. M&A review: 2017 Crop protection industry getting reshaped 🔓
    The restructuring of the industry that began in 2016 took shape in 2017 when two of three major deals involving the erstwhile Big Six were completed.

  4. US EPA settles with Amazon over illegal pesticide distribution 🔓
    The US EPA has agreed a settlement with online retailer Amazon over allegations that Amazon committed nearly 4,000 violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

  5. EU member states urge rethink on glyphosate 🔓
    Six EU member states have urged the European Commission to go further than the recent five-year renewal of the herbicide, glyphosate, and take steps towards ending the use of the active ingredient.

  6. Mitsui/Bayer agree quinofumelin development and marketing deal
    Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Bayer have agreed a licensing deal for the development and marketing of a Mitsui’s new fungicide, quinofumelin.

  7. Bayer in rumoured plans to sell veg seeds business
    Bayer has offered to sell its global vegetable seeds business and allow BASF exclusive access to its digital farming data in an effort to address EU anti-trust concerns over Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto, reports newswire Reuters citing undisclosed sources.

  8. Nufarm notifies EU about Syngenta/Adama deal
    The European Commission has received formal notification of Nufarm’s plans to acquire a portfolio of crop protection products from Syngenta and the Adama group in the European Economic Area.

  9. Nufarm completes acquisition of FMC herbicides in Europe
    Nufarm has completed the acquisition of certain cereal herbicides in Europe from FMC. The two companies agreed the deal in November.

  10. EFSA argues case for EU-level agchem product assessments
    The EU-level evaluation and approval process for active ingredients could be extended to include products and co-formulants, suggests the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).


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