• Farmers encouraged to prepare for possible herbicide shortage in 2022 2021-11-12 The combination of supply chain disruptions, and increased prices for two main active herbicide ingredients, are leading a Purdue Professor of Weed Science to believe there will be a herbicide shortage in 2022."The herbicide shortage situation first surfaced this summer," said Pu...
  • Call for climate protection for smallholders that produce one third of global food 2021-11-12 CGIAR urged global leaders to ensure the 500 million smallholder farmers responsible for up to a third of global food production can adapt to climate change-induced loss and damage. Innovations are needed that can both reduce the contribution of global agriculture to climate chan...
  • How can nanotechnology be used in wheat biofortification? 2021-11-12 The growing world population needs a secure supply of food. Biofortifying staple foods is one way to solve challenges in the food industry. A paper recently published in Biology has considered the use of nanotechnology to fortify wheat, a key global crop.What is Biofortification?...
  • Major insect pest has formed African ’super-population’ 2021-11-05 A new study has raised fears that populations of an invasive insect responsible for billions of dollars of lost harvests across dozens of African countries have formed one intercontinental ‘super-population’.This interbreeding of fall armyworm populations increases the chances th...
  • USA - California growers facing export troubles 2021-11-05 Higher prices and empty shelves have been one of the hallmarks of the shipping crisis, as a historic number of cargo ships wait off the coast of Southern California to bring goods to port and offload them. But the congestion has rippled through the goods movement chain and has al...
  • China’s rice yield set new world record of 1,326.77 kg per mu 2021-11-05 An expert team at the hybrid rice demonstration base of Hebei Silicon Valley Agricultural Science Research Institute, in Yongnian District, Handan City, Hebei Province, China, on October 23, physically measured the yield per mu (1 hectare = 15 mu), which reached 1,326.77 kg, to s...
  • Brazilians face difficulties in replacing paraquat, banned by Anvisa 2021-11-05 Three years after the ban on the herbicide paraquat in Brazil, farmers are still finding it difficult to replace this broad-spectrum herbicide belonging to the chemical group bipyridine, which acts on the photosystem of invasive plants, according to the specialized portal Global ...
  • Uruguay restricts the use of paraquat dichloride 2021-11-05 The Uruguayan Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries limited the use of the active ingredient paraquat dichloride, prohibiting its use as a crop desiccant.According to a resolution of the General Directorate of Agricultural Services (DGSA), the only crops that can use ...
  • Input crisis in China threatens 2022-23 crop in Brazil, says specialist 2021-11-05 China, one of the largest suppliers of inputs for manufacturing agricultural pesticides, faces severe energy restrictions that threaten the Brazilian agribusiness, said Professor Marcos Fava Neves, a specialist in agribusiness strategic planning.“Since many Chinese industries hav...
  • Brazil: Soybean Sectorial Chamber discusses use of Dicamba 2021-11-05 The possibility of using the hormonal herbicide Dicamba in the current crop, which will feature for the first time a variety of soybean tolerant to the agrochemical, led to an extraordinary meeting of the Sectorial Chamber of Soy on Wednesday, October 27. The meeting was called b...
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