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Agrimarketing : July August 2008
10 AgriMarketing ¦ July/August 2008 Syngenta and DuPont announce an agreement that will broaden each company’s crop protection product portfolios and enable them to bring new products to market more efficiently. The companies will share the costs to prepare the regulatory stud- ies for DuPont Cyazypyr, a new broad spectrum insecticide, leading to expanded global registrations and commercialization opportunities for both companies. Cyazypyr is com- plementary to the DuPont Rynaxypyr insect control product that Syngenta is developing in mix- tures with its own insect control products. Under the agreement, Syngenta will also grant DuPont access to mesotrione, the active ingredient in Callisto. DuPont will develop mix- tures with their proprietary herbi- cides for use on corn and sugarcane. BASF and Monsanto sign an exclu- sive agreement for a new fungicide seed treatment solution for soybeans in the U.S. The new product contains BASF’s fungicide F 500, the same active ingredient found in Headline fungicide. The treatment, which is expected to be commercialized in conjunction with the launch of Mon- santo’s Roundup Ready 2 Yield soy- bean seed, will provide soybean farmers with early-season disease protection. Under the agreement, Monsanto will have exclusive rights to com- mercialize the new fungicide seed treatment in soybeans. Deere & Company establishes the John Deere Technology Innovation Center with the University of Illi- nois in Champaign, IL. The new facility will create an accelerated innovation environment to assist Deere in utilizing advanced electron- ics, mechatronics, advanced sensors and control systems technology. Brock Associates announces the new computer-based service, Brock Monthly Electronic Seminars, which features current USDA estimates for crop production, usage, acreage, car- ryover, index fund and other impor- tant information plus Richard Brock’s perspective on market impact. To learn more or to partici- pate in one electronic seminar at no charge, call 800/558-3431. Great Lakes Hybrids , a brand of AgReliant Genetics , pro- motes Doug Little to Brand Mgr. He was Mktg Mgr and worked in sales management for Monsanto . Dow AgroSciences exercises its option to obtain a commercial license for Zinc Finger DNA-binding Pro- tein (ZFP) technology from Sangamo BioSciences . Jerome Peribere , Pres/CEO of Dow AgroSciences says, “The next generation of plant genetic improve- ment will successfully bring new products to market by reducing com- plexity and cutting the development time by one to two years. The ZFP technology is unique because it allows for precise gene modification and is widely applicable and extremely adaptable. It has the potential to revolutionize agricul- tural biotechnology and fundamen- tally change our industry.” The Cargill Animal Nutrition Inno- vation Campus celebrates 50 years of research, innovation and excellence in the animal nutrition field this month. The Campus is the main technology center for Cargill’s global animal nutrition businesses, which currently operates in 26 countries. Kent Feeds names Brian Yates as Fleet Channel Manager. He was COO of Canine Associates International . AgVenture, Inc. appoints Brian Zeeb as Pres for two of its indepen- dent regional seed companies: AgVenture ProfiSeed in Iowa, and AgVenture PureLine Seeds in Illinois. He was most recently Reg’l Sales Mgr for Wyffels Hybrids. Ag Leader Technology establishes the Ag Leader Technology Precision Agriculture Scholarship within the Department of Agricul- tural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) at Iowa State University. Five scholarships will be awarded annu- ally starting in the 2008–2009 school year. To apply for the scholarship, go to: www.abe.iastate.edu/admissions/ financial-aid.html. Aggie-Lance launches a new job- posting Web service for freelance professionals, small business, and agribusinesses created by Dir Mark Jewell that is specifically for ag. For more information, visit www.aggielance.com. Little The ag market analyst and consulting firm Phillips McDougall (www.phillipsmcdougall.com) recently released the estimated annual world- wide sales of the largest seed and crop protection companies ($U.S.). LEADING SEED COMPANIES 2007 2006 Monsanto $5,120 $4,052 DuPont 3,325 2,771 Syngenta 2,018 1,743 Limagrain 1,225 1,122 KWS 702 614 Bayer 523 429 DLF-Trifoluim 410 338 Dow AgroSciences 365 294 Takii 344 347 AgReliant Genetics 311 246 Total $14,343 $11.956 LARGEST CROP PROTECTION COMPANIES 2007 2006 Bayer CropScience $7,447 $6,723 Syngenta 7,285 6,378 BASF 4,291 3,863 Monsanto 3,753 3,136 Dow AgroSciences 3,414 3,105 DuPont 2,400 2,210 MANA 1,895 1,581 Nufarm 1,891 1,245 Sumitomo 1,248 1,281 Arysta 1,036 954 FMC 890 767 Cheminova 721 604 Totals $36,271 $31,847
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