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Sanjiv Rana

Sanjiv Rana is Editor in Chief of Agrow, the online service for crop protection intelligence. As well as compiling overviews of the global industry, Sanjiv manages Agrow’s Ask the Analyst service for responding to customer queries.

Covering business, regulatory and product news in Europe and Asia, Sanjiv has a good overview of the global industry and often presents at industry conferences, in addition to writing special Agrow supplements.

He also helped to establish, and now spearheads the Agrow Awards, the only global awards for the industry, which have been running since 2007.

After achieving an MBA degree, Sanjiv worked in the agrochemical industry for 3 years. He then studied for a master’s degree in English Literature, before becoming a journalist and earning an MA in International Journalism.
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Nihon Nohyaku seeks benzpyrimoxan approvals in Japan/India

Japanese company Nihon Nohyaku has submitted registration documents in Japan and India for the approval of its new insecticides, Orchestra Flowable and Orchestra Powder (both benzpyrimoxan).

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Cargill/ADM launch digital tool development jv

US-based agribusiness companies Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have launched a digital tool development joint venture, Grainbridge (Omaha, Nebraska).

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Minafin launches crop protection business Minagro

Belgian fine chemicals company Minafin (Louvain-la-Neuve) has launched Minagro – a new business unit focused on “green and safer ingredients” for the crop protection industry.


Nufarm to launch acetamiprid-based Carnadine in EU

Nufarm is to launch the insecticide, Carnadine (acetamiprid), in some countries in the EU. Registrations have been granted in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Poland, and the product is awaiting approval in Bulgaria and Slovakia.

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BASF highlights $7 billion peak sales ag products pipeline

BASF has expanded its pipeline of solutions for agriculture and will launch over 30 products by 2028 with projected peak sales of more than €6 billion ($6.8 billion at the current rate). 

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Ukraine moves on safe pesticide disposal

Ukraine’s government has passed a legislative bill facilitating the safe disposal of expired and illegal pesticides.

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