• Glufosinate, glyphosate prices hit new high in China, vendors refraining from taking orders due to s... 2020-12-25 The winter herbicide market is at present experiencing purchases for replenishment as the prices of glyphosate and glufosinate in the Chinese market have reached a new high in the year, with glyphosate increasing 32.86% and glufosinate by 54.55%.As of December 18, the average dom...
  • Agriculture reforms: Why India’s farm sector needs a sea change 2020-12-25 As agitations continue with no headway in talks between the farmers and the government, we look at some of the key issues surrounding India’s farm sector and why reforms are imperative for transforming the agriculture industry.Despite record production of certain major agricultur...
  • Farmers, conservation groups challenge US EPA’s unlawful re-approval of dangerous, drift-prone dicam... 2020-12-25 Four public interest groups filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s rushed re-approval of products containing the dangerous, drift-prone dicamba pesticide.Over the past four years the dicamba products sprayed “over the top” of soybean and cotto...
  • Future-Proofing Agriculture in India: Create free markets with multiple options to the farmers 2020-12-25 Today, farmers are agitating. They are up in arms against the government and are surrounding Delhi. The majority of the agitating farmers, their supporters in general and most politicians have little understanding of the real issue and its implications for international agricultu...
  • Viewpoint: Potash market more positive for 2021 2020-12-25 Market participants expect demand for MOP in 2021 to outstrip levels this year, and for the reduction of Covid-19-related issues to boost deliveries and prices. But there are several potash projects that complete next year that will add supply to an already glutted market, potent...
  • Survey shows dicamba may reduce the effectiveness of junglerice controls 2020-12-17 In recent years, junglerice has become a significant problem in dicamba-resistant cotton and soybean crops. In Tennessee, for example, growers routinely find populations of the weed that escape applications of dicamba plus glyphosate and/or clethodim - two "go to" herbicide contr...
  • US EPA increases transparency for inert ingredients in antimicrobial products 2020-12-17 In support of the Trump Administration’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and at the request of retailers, states, and industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is allowing registrants of antimicrobial pesticide products to more efficiently disclose iner...
  • Six more chemicals prioritised for reassessment in New Zealand 2020-12-17 Insecticides used in ant bait, and chemicals found in timber treatment substances, are among the additions to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) priority list for reassessment.EPA regulates hazardous chemicals under the Hazardous Substances and New Organis...
  • Kenya losing fight against desert locust invasion 2020-12-17 Kenya could be losing the fight against desert locust invasion after it emerged the use of pesticides is ineffective in the war.Coastal counties of Lamu, Tana River and Kilifi have already reported desert locust invasion in the second wave of attack that has left farmers counting...
  • France to help farmers to abandon glyphosate weedkiller 2020-12-11 France will give financial aid to farmers who agree to halt use of glyphosate, the farm ministry said on Monday after President Macron said he had failed with efforts to ban use of the weedkiller by 2021.Glyphosate, first developed by Bayer’s Monsanto under the Roundup brand, has...