• FAO: Global pesticides use rose 36% over the last two decades 2021-12-10 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published its World Food and Agriculture Statistical Yearbook 2021, which provides a comprehensive overview of the global food and agricultural landscape and a summary of data on food, nutrition and agriculture...
  • Coopetition between Chinese and Indian tebuconazole manufacturers 2021-12-10 Compared to 2019 and 2020, India’s tebuconazole technical and formulation export have increased significantly in 2021, particularly the significant increase in formulation export, which grew from 969 tons in 2019 to 4,830 tons in 2021, at a fourfold increase.India’s import of pen...
  • Early scouting for spider mites pays off 2021-12-10 Spider mites may may seem insignifigant but they can cause extensive damage and reduce yields if not caught early in the season.The two-spotted spider mite are very tiny (0.4 mm) and usually light yellow with a distinct spot on either side of the abdomen.  The spider mites have p...
  • Stemming the tide of invasive weeds with world-first herbicide capsules 2021-12-03 An innovative herbicide delivery system could revolutionise the way agricultural and environmental managers battle invasive weeds.The ingenious method uses herbicide-filled capsules drilled into the stems of invasive woody weeds and is safer, cleaner and as effective as herbicide...
  • Integrated Pest Management is best approach to fighting fall armyworm pest in Botswana, new study re... 2021-12-03 A new CABI-led study investigating the impacts, farmer management practices and implications for sustainable ways of fighting the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperga) suggests that an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach is the best way to tackle the devastating crop pest i...
  • Agrochemicals Industry in India: Positive Trends in Year to Come 2021-12-03 Among various Agri-inputs, Agrochemicals contribute significantly to increase the agricultural productivity by protecting the crops from the ravages of pests and diseases.Crop protection chemicals are inevitable as they are important to increase the farm yield and for the sustain...
  • Kenyan farmers fear drop in yields if pesticides are banned 2021-12-03 Kenyan farmers have expressed concern that the call to ban use of certain pesticides would worsen the already dwindling production.Evans Warui, a farmer from Ndekia in Mwea, Kirinyaga county, said emerging pests and diseases pose a major threat to crop production in the country.E...
  • Sri Lanka puts glyphosate back on banned list 2021-12-03 Sri Lanka has put glyphosate, a widely used weedicide, back on a banned list under the country’s import control law, in a gazette issued on November 30.In 2017 glyphosate was named as a substance requiring a license.“N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine and its salts and derivatives (Glyp...
  • China’s high-yield seed makes for bumper Bangladeshi harvest 2021-12-03 It has been an exceptionally good harvest season for farmers in Bangladesh.A bumper harvest, beans, cauliflower, eggplant, gourds, green chili pepper, potatoes, radishes and tomatoes, in Manikganj district, northwest of capital Dhaka, has put smiles on farmers' faces, despite the...
  • Thailand’s Department of Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce reduces prices of agrochemicals 2021-12-03 The Commerce Ministry's Internal Trade Department has teamed up with importers and traders to reduce the prices of 74 agrochemical products by as much as 35% for three months, effective immediately.Speaking after meeting with 22 importing and trading companies from three associat...
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