• Biopesticide active ingredients get policy support for entrance into Chinese market 2021-07-30 China's green pest management area reached nearly 1 billion mu (1 mu = 0.067 hectare) in 2020, with green pest management being applied on 41.5% of major crops to control insect pests and pathogens, which was 18.5% higher than 2015, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Ru...
  • The uses of corn: Industries affected by high corn prices 2021-07-30 By Govind Bhutada  Graphics/Design: Harrison SchellCorn Beyond the CobCorn or maize is the second most-produced crop in the world, and it’s more than just a staple in our diets.From the sweetener in our coffees to the ethanol that powers our vehicles, corn has hundreds of uses. C...
  • Invasive insect fall armyworm on the march, but scientists fight back with an oozing virus and an eg... 2021-07-30 A virus that oozes out through a caterpillar's skin before exterminating it is being investigated as a way to combat an invasive insect that is devastating some Australian crops.Since fall armyworm was first found in the Torres Strait in January 2020, it has spread to every state...
  • ‘Gadgetization’ of agriculture: Future frontiers of AgTech 2021-07-30 When information technology meets agriculture, no day passes without newer applications, which once remained in the world of fantasy being discovered. Thus the “AgTech” space has become a hotbed for several technological innovations (e.g., Hi-tech precision farming, geospatial te...
  • USA - Southern Illinois University to test electricity as a weed killer 2021-07-23 Southern Illinois University Carbondale is collaborating on a project testing the use of electricity to control weeds in agricultural settings.Karla Gage, associate professor of weed science and plant biology, is working with researchers  Mandy Bish and Kevin Bradley from the Uni...
  • USA - Fall armyworms on the march across Texas 2021-07-23 Cooler temperatures and widespread rain events across Texas have forage and crop producers scrambling to fight armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said inquiries about ...
  • Glyphosate and paraquat ban would cost farmers “hundreds of thousands in profit” 2021-07-23 A ban on the controversial herbicides glyphosate and paraquat would cost farmers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, UWA research has found, as pressure builds for farmers to adopt alternative weed control measures.Glyphosate, sold as Roundup, has been banned in dozens of ...
  • Health Canada extends deadline of public consultation on higher herbicide concentrations in certain ... 2021-07-23 Canadians can now comment on the federal government’s proposal to increase the amount of glyphosate herbicide residue allowed on certain grains and legumes until Sept. 3, Health Canada announced Tuesday — up 45 days from the original July 20 deadline.“This [extension] is based on...
  • TOP 10 best-selling agrochemicals in Brazil 2021-07-23 Glyphosate is the best-selling crop protection product in the world, with its popularity in Brazil being no exception. It is used mainly on the agricultural crops, soy, corn, wheat, cotton and coffee. The herbicide tops the list of the most commercialized agrochemicals in the cou...
  • Research quantifies effects of Paraquat drift on rice 2021-07-23 Researchers are learning how to manage rice fields when paraquat drifts onto them early and late in the season, but what impact this herbicide has on grain quality and what happens when drift occurs midseason are still unknowns.These questions are at the heart of doctoral researc...
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