• The US Agrochemical Market: Channel Facing Pressure of Profitability and Consolidation, New Commerci... 2020-10-16 The United States (US) is a dominant force in the global agrochemical market, either with regard to the development of novel technology, policy direction, or the expeditions in new commercial approach. In recent years, the US government’s regulations, rules and trade policy towar...
  • Brazil’s Anvisa extends term of use of paraquat stocks 2020-10-14 The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency, Anvisa, on Wednesday, October 7, announced they were extending the deadline for the consumption of the remaining stocks of products based on the herbicide Paraquat that are already in the possession of farmers. The decision was m...
  • Two pesticides approved for use in US harmful to bees 2020-10-09 A previously banned insecticide, which was approved for agricultural use last year in the United States, is harmful for bees and other beneficial insects that are crucial for agriculture, and a second pesticide in widespread use also harms these insects. That is according to a ne...
  • French MPs vote to reintroduce bee-killing insecticide to shore up sugar beet industry 2020-10-09 A majority of French MPs have voted to approve a controversial provision authorising the temporary reintroduction of banned neonicotinoids - a class of insecticide - to save beet farmers from ravaging aphids, small sap-sucking insects. The agriculture minister said “there is no a...
  • Biopesticide offers hope for sustainable agriculture in Africa 2020-10-09 The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has developed new biopesticides that gives hope to sustainable agriculture in Africa.The bio-pesticide products included 417 botanicals, 274 microbial and 271 microbial extracts, or fermentation products.Of the pro...
  • Canada to approve PGR Trinexapac-ethyl 2020-10-09 Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, is proposing registration for the sale and use of Trinexapac-ethyl Technical and MODDUS, containing the technical grade active ingredient trinexapac-ethyl, for use on s...
  • Indian experts: The chemicals used to kill locusts also harm humans and the environment 2020-10-09 The danger of locust swarms has passed for now. For five months from March, hundreds of field teams were deployed in India and Pakistan to kill locusts that swarmed in several provinces in the two countries.The situation seems to be easing now. “The desert locust situation contin...
  • Virus turns deadly fungus from foe to friend in plants 2020-10-09 Researchers have discovered that a fungal virus (also called a mycovirus) can convert deadly fungal pathogens into beneficial fungus in rapeseed plants. Once transformed, the fungus boosts the plant's immune system, making the plant healthier and more resistant to diseases. These...
  • Insect Armageddon: Low doses of the insecticide, Imidacloprid, cause blindness in insects 2020-10-09 New research has identified a mechanism by which low levels of insecticides such as, the neonicotinoid Imidacloprid, could harm the nervous, metabolic and immune system of insects, including those that are not pests, such as our leading pollinators, bees.A study published recentl...
  • Pesticides to kill locusts harm ecosystems in India, signature fauna 2020-09-29 The danger of locust swarms has passed for now. For five months from March 2020, hundreds of field teams were deployed in India and Pakistan to kill locusts that swarmed in several provinces in the two countries. The situation seems to be easing now. “The desert locust situation ...