• European Food Safety Authority to assess a number of emergency authorisations granted by Member Stat... 2020-12-11 EFSA is to assess a number of emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoids in sugar beet in 2020.The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorisations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and thiacloprid granted by A...
  • US EPA proposes new safety measures for chlorpyrifos 2020-12-11 The US EPA is taking the next step in its regulatory review of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide used for a large variety of agricultural uses and non-agricultural uses. EPA is proposing measures to reduce the risks identified in the agency’s September 2020 draft risk assessments to b...
  • How new Pesticide Management Bill 2020 can empower India’s farmers, push economic growth 2020-12-04 Getting growth back on track with agriculture is the need of the moment, especially as ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make for the World’ is the new mantra in Atmanirbhar Bharat rhetoric after thepandemic. Ease of Doing Business in agribusiness and attracting investment is the quintessence ...
  • Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain in India 2020-12-04 When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector.There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make...
  • Indian agro chemicals industry must focus on judicious use of pesticides: Gowda 2020-12-04 Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday asked agrochemical industry to focus on development on new products and judicious use of pesticides as the sector has huge unrealised potential for growth.Addressing a conference organised by industry body FICCI, the...
  • Is Korea an attractive country for bio-pesticide and bio-stimulant? 2020-12-04 Market sizeIn 2019, the Korean crop protection market was valued at US$1.26 billion. In terms of the pesticide category, insecticides have the highest market share, accounting for 38.1%, followed by fungicides with 34.5% and herbicides and others with 24.6% and 2.8%, respectively...
  • Africa leads progress in biotech crop adoption with doubled number of planting countries in 2019, IS... 2020-12-04 Africa leads the progress among the regions of the world in adopting biotech crops by doubling the number of adopting countries in 2019. This is according to the latest report of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) on the Global Stat...
  • India -- fastest growing global crop protection market 2020-12-04 India is an agrarian country. Here around 58 per cent people are dependent on agriculture. Although the cultivated area has been reduced due to urbanization and housing requirements, its fast growing population needs increase in agriculture productivity. Use of crop protection me...
  • Agrochemical imports in Costa Rica increase by 37%; mancozeb most popular import 2020-12-04 The import of agrochemicals in Costa Rica increased by 37% during the last five years, indicates the State of the Nation 2020 report.While in 2015, the country imported 13.1 million kilograms (kg) of active ingredients, the figure increased to 18 million kg by 2019, according to ...
  • Imidacloprid price remains low in 2021 2020-11-27 Imidacloprid is an insecticide used against pests affecting cotton, sugar cane and citrus crops. The product is used mainly during the wettest period, with its highest demand being at the start of the year.Therefore, it is important for rural producers to plan and monitor trends ...