• University of Wyoming’s latest research on herbicide resistance 2021-03-01
    By Jeremiah VardimanHow does tillage, crop rotation and herbicides affect long-term, herbicide-resistant kochia management?The latest research from the University of Wyoming’s plant sciences department explored the impacts of tillage, crop rotation, and herbicide applications on ...
  • University of Guelph: Pesticide imidacloprid threatens future for key pollinator 2021-03-01
    An insecticide used to control pest infestations on squash and pumpkins significantly hinders the reproduction of ground-nesting bees — valuable pollinators for many food crops, a new University of Guelph study has revealed.This first-ever study of pesticide impacts on a ground-n...
  • Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative researchers find key herbicide resistance gene 2021-03-01
    Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) researchers have identified a key gene in annual ryegrass responsible for the weed’s resistance to seven different herbicide chemistries from five modes-of-action.Annual ryegrass is considered one of the major weeds in Australian ...
  • Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae now also is a problem for citrus in China 2021-03-01
    Citrus is the second-largest fruit crop in China. It is cultivated in over 20 provinces with an area of approximately 2.5 million ha. There are an abundant and excellent variety of resources in China. Fruit decay is a common disease during postharvest transportation and storage. ...
  • China’s highest pesticide technical price rise/fall list in 2020 and price trend in 2021 2021-03-01
    In the first half of 2020, affected by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the pesticide market was quite badly affected. The upstream manufacturers were running production irregularly, where the prices of a few products rebounded. Naturally, the results in the export market of m...
  • Development of CS Formulations 2021-03-01
  • Area treated with pesticides grows by 6.9% in Brazil 2021-02-24
    According to a survey conducted by Spark Consultoria Strategica, Brazilian farmers invested even more in pest, disease and weed control in 2020. The area treated with pesticides grew by 6.9%, totaling 1.6 billion hectares, 107 million hectares more than in 2019.“The calculation o...
  • India Govt to consider bringing down GST on pesticides to 5% 2021-02-24
    As part of efforts to bring parity in taxation on agro-inputs, the Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals has approached the Finance Ministry for reducing GST on pesticides from 18 per cent to 5 per cent.Along with fertilisers, pesticide is also an important agro input that he...
  • Pesticide active ingredient renewal: how to negotiate the EU endocrine disruptor requirements 2021-02-24
    ED assessment of active substances in PPPs came into effect in November 2018 in the EU. Insights from EFSA’s assessment of the first 65 actives shows how guidance is applied and how waivers are being used. Read on to find out how to negotiate the ED assessment process and when to...
  • India‘s Farm Laws are a global problem 2021-02-24
    India’s three new farm laws, enacted in September 2020 with little public or parliamentary debate, have attracted enormous global interest.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government described the measures as a gift to farmers, but farmers in several Indian states, led by smallhold...