• EU Commission proposes cutting pesticides by 50% by 2030 2022-06-24 The European Commission wants to cut the use of chemical pesticides in half by 2030, as part of its latest plan on sustainability and biodiversity.The EU institution's announcement, a piece of its ambitious Farm to Fork strategy, aims to make food systems more healthy and environ...
  • Brazil could become self-sufficient in wheat within 10 years 2022-06-24 In a recent hearing in the Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Commission of the Brazilian Congress, researchers from Embrapa estimated that Brazil could become self sufficient in wheat production within 10 years by expanding wheat production into the cerrado regions of central and n...
  • Corn leafhoppers becoming important corn pest in Brazil 2022-06-24 Over the last few years, farmers in southern Brazil have been fighting a new insect pest that has impacted their corn production. The pest is corn leafhoppers (Dalbulus maidis) and it was first identified in Parana in 2017.Corn leafhoppers can transmit a bacterium in the Mollicut...
  • ISO approves three new pesticide common names: Fluchloraminopyr, Flufenoximacil and Pyriflubenzoxim 2022-06-24 Three new pesticide common names have recently been provisionally approved by ISO.FluchloraminopyrNew ISO common name provisionally approved in June 2022 for a pyridyloxycarboxylic acid herbicide from Qingdao KingAgroot Chemical Compound Co. It will be sold as an ester, fluchlora...
  • Brazilian Anvisa suspends carbendazim fungicide 2022-06-24 The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) suspended on Tuesday, June 21, the import, production, distribution, and commercialization of the fungicide carbendazim – one of the most used fungicides in Brazil in crops such as soybeans, corn, oranges, and apples.Acti...
  • Tenth Meeting of Rotterdam Convention fails to include paraquat in Appendix III of PIC, being an irr... 2022-06-24 From 6 to 17 June, 2022, the Tenth Meeting of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP-10) was held in Geneva, Switzerland. During the conference, paraquat was announced as not being included in the Appendix III of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure. If this becomes r...
  • China’s PMIDA (glyphosate intermediate) exports stay low as demand declines slightly 2022-06-24 The price of China’s PMIDA remains at medium to upper levels, with signs of a downward trend. PMIDA is mainly supplied from Sichuan Province, which is highly concentrated. Supported by the high price of downstream glyphosate over the last two years, PMIDA has seen considerable pu...
  • U.S. EPA finalizes biological evaluations assessing potential effects of three neonicotinoid pestici... 2022-06-17 U.S. EPA has released its final biological evaluations (BEs) for clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, part of a group of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, and its responses to comments received on the draft BEs. These neonicotinoids are used on a variety of crops, tu...
  • Chinese scientists make notable discovery on potato genome sequences 2022-06-17 Scientists have mapped out high-quality genome sequences for 44 wild and cultivated potatoes and found a pivotal gene that makes potatoes the world's important non-cereal food crop.An international team led by Chinese researchers examined, among the genome sequences, 732 genes th...
  • Estonia’s pesticide sales at record high 2022-06-17 Pesticide sales in Estonia reached a record high in 2021, data published by Statistics Estonia shows.In 2021, 894 tonnes of pesticides by active substance were placed on the market in Estonia. This is the largest annual sales of pesticides in Estonia over the years.Herbicides acc...
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