• Switzerland: Government resists call to use banned insecticide to save Swiss sugar beet 2020-11-19 The use of a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids has been restricted in Switzerland since 2018.Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine developed in the 80s and 90s. They attack the nervous system of insects causing paralysi...
  • Seed treatment with steam is effective against cereal diseases 2020-11-12 Seed treatments aim to protect germinating crops from diseases. In collaboration with the agricultural cooperative fenaco, Agroscope examined thermal methods using steam and warm water, among others, for the treatment of cereal seed. The results demonstrate the great potential of...
  • Indian agrochemical sector revenue to grow 12-14 pc in FY21: Report 2020-11-12 The agrochemical sector's revenue is likely to grow 12-14 per cent in the ongoing financial year due to a sharp recovery in offtake from domestic agriculture sector and continuing healthy exports, according to a report.Domestic revenue, which accounts for almost half of the secto...
  • An overview of Chinese pesticide industry transfer to northwest China: Inner Mongolia and Ningxia at... 2020-11-12 There were 676 petrochemical-dominant industrial parks in China as of 2018, according to statistics released by the Chemical Industrial Park Working Committee of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation. Of these, 57 were national-level chemical industrial parks (inclusiv...
  • India Agrochemicals – Blessing in Disguise 2020-11-12 While the entire world is grappling with the Covid-19 calamity, some business segments have been largely unaffected and this calamity has turned into an opportunity for them. While globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted most of the sectors with varying degrees, food related...
  • US: Soybean, cotton growers sue EPA over dicamba use restrictions 2020-11-12 The American Soybean Assn. (ASA) and the Plains Cotton Growers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's registration of the herbicide dicamba for use on soybean and cotton crops genetically engineered to withstand "over-the-top" applications of dica...
  • Off-Patent Product Registration Watch in China: Metamifop 2020-11-06 About MetamifopMetamifop is an herbicide jointly developed by Farm Hannong and the Korea Institute of Chemical Technology. It can be used to control rice and lawn weeds with excellent weeding effect and low toxicity. The product was first marketed in South Korea by Farm Hannong i...
  • A new approach to improve biological control agents of agricultural pests 2020-11-04 In a new study, researchers from the University of Bern developed an experimental approach that may be used to improve a wide range of organisms that rely on microbial symbionts to control insect pests. This approach opens up a new avenue for the improvement of biological control...
  • Rice planting and management in China 2020-11-04 Rice is the largest food source in China and 65% of the population survive on it. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in 2019, the rice plantations in China measured 29.694 million hectares, accounting for around 30% of the total growing area of food crops. In 2019, t...
  • Off-Patent Product Registration Watch in China: Flubendiamide, Mandipropamid, Metofluthrin 2020-11-04 About Flubendiamide, Mandipropamid, MetofluthrinFlubendiamideFlubendiamide is a diamides insecticide discovered by Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd. in 1998 and co-developed with Bayer in 2001, which acts on the ichonidine receptor of insects. The main market of flubendiamide is in South A...