• New president of Aprosoja Brazil says it is “better not to use dicamba” 2021-05-07 Antônio Galvan, the new president of Aprosoja Brasil (Brazilian Association of Soy Producers), which brings together the largest soybean producers in the country, said to his associates during the inauguration event for the 2021-2024 triennium that it was “better not to use dicam...
  • India: Agricultural sector is ready for tech-enabled makeover 2021-05-07 Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for 58 percent of the Indian population and it represented almost $300 billion of gross value add in FY20. However, the annual growth in this gross value add is a mere 3 percent. This represents the lack of innovation that this critica...
  • New tool supports UK biopesticide research and development 2021-04-30 Researchers investigating the latest developments in crop protection now have a new tool available to help support their work. The National Reference Collection was recently launched by Government Agri-Tech Innovation Centre CHAP, in partnership with CABI and Fera. The first of i...
  • Biostimulation, from novel technology to a must in agriculture 2021-04-30 In recent years climate change has gone from being a probability to becoming a reality that determines, for better or worse, our daily lives. As a consequence, climate change and climate breakdown have become a priority problem that is influencing agricultural production worldwid...
  • New invention can reduce agricultural pesticide use: Distinguishes harmful insects from helpful ones... 2021-04-30 A researcher from the University of Copenhagen has developed an algorithm that, in tandem with a sensor, makes it possible to distinguish crop-harming insects from helpful ones that pollinate and contribute to plant growth. This, according to the researcher’s new study, allows fa...
  • Pesticides sales in Italy have fallen by 32% in the last decade 2021-04-30 Sales of pesticides have dropped by about 1/3 (-32%) in the last decade in Italian agriculture which ranks as the greenest in Europe. This is what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti on Eurostat data relating to the period between 2011 and 2019. A trend in contrast with the ot...
  • Fusarium TR4 fungus puts Ecuador on high alert 2021-04-30 As the world’s number one banana exporter, Ecuador is on high alert for its vital crop as its neighbor Peru is grappling with an outbreak of a fungus deadly to that particular crop. Ecuador is sandwiched between two South American nations that have a presence of the incurable ban...
  • US EPA addresses ecological risks posed by aminopyralid 2021-04-30 On April 23, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing for public comment the proposed interim decision (PID) for aminopyralid, a pyridine herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds and woody brush in both agricultural and non-agricultural settings. The Federal In...
  • Peru bans agrochemicals with active ingredient ‘dicofol’ 2021-04-23 The Peruvian Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI) has prohibited the registration, importation, local formulation, distribution, marketing and use of commercial formulations of pesticides that contain the active ingredient, dicofol.The ban was established thr...
  • US EPA opens comment period on draft biological opinion on malathion 2021-04-23 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) draft biological opinion for the registration of malathion, an insecticide that is commonly used to control mosquitoes and a variety of insects that attack fruit...
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