• How technology and drones are changing agriculture 2022-07-29 When the United Nations’ recent estimates predicted that the world population will touch 9.8 billion by 2050, agriculture, in this context, commands far more value today than ever before.At this juncture, people, experts, agriculturists and world leaders alike have started consid...
  • How target-site glufosinate resistance works 2022-07-29 Evolution is pretty wild. A random mutation occurs, and if that is beneficial, the mutation becomes dominant over generations and the species evolves. Does it always happen in one individual and then spread, or can the same trait evolve in different places at the same time?The la...
  • China’s chemical pesticide production sees a 0.3% decrease in 2022H1 2022-07-29 Data shows that in the first half year of 2022, China’s production of chemical pesticides recorded 1.297 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 0.3%.In June 2022, the national production of chemical pesticides was 219,000 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 3.1%. Source: ASKCI
  • India’s agriculture challenges can be addressed with AI 2022-07-29 Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technology have the potential to support our farmers in overcoming a range of challenges. These technologies provide farmers with enhanced decision-making as one of their core benefits. Increased access to markets, inputs, data, guidance, ...
  • Federal Government of Nigeria moves to regulate manufacture, sales of Agro-chemicals 2022-07-29 The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is working with relevant National Assembly Committees on Agriculture to have a framework to ensure sanity in the agro-chemicals or pesticides business in the country.The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar,...
  • Europe reconsiders pesticide ban as global food crisis looms 2022-07-29 Agriculture ministers have warned that significantly reducing pesticide use in the European Union could affect crop yields during a highly uncertain time.An ambitious goal proposed by the European Commission to cut pesticide use in half by 2030 has been criticized by member state...
  • Ukraine-Russia crisis: Another wake-up call for home-grown agricultural solutions 2022-07-29 The agriculture crisis precipitated by the Ukraine-Russia conflict, especially fertilizer, wheat and edible oil shortages in Africa, calls for the urgent deployment of on-the-ground science-led solutions readily available with agricultural research institutes, says Dr Rebbie Hara...
  • USA - California poised to restrict neonicotinoid insecticides 2022-07-22 Widely used insecticides that harm bees and songbirds would face far-reaching restrictions in California under regulations proposed by the state’s pesticide agency.The new limits would be among the nation’s most extensive for agricultural use of neonicotinoids, a class of insecti...
  • SGS Kenya accreditation renewal and extension 2022-07-22 Back in 2016, SGS Kenya was accredited by the Kenyan Pest Controls Product Board to support regulatory efficacy and residue testing in field trials for the first time.However, in a recent inspection, it not only renewed its accreditation but further extended it: SGS experts can n...
  • U.S. EPA ordered to conduct a review of toxic fungicide approval 2022-07-22 On Monday, the Ninth Circuit ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the harm that can be caused to certain endangered species by an allegedly toxic fungicide. The EPA must conduct the review by June 2023.The Center for Biological Diversity and the Center...
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