• Tenth Meeting of Rotterdam Convention fails to include paraquat in Appendix III of PIC, being an irr... 2022-06-24 From 6 to 17 June, 2022, the Tenth Meeting of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP-10) was held in Geneva, Switzerland. During the conference, paraquat was announced as not being included in the Appendix III of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure. If this becomes r...
  • China’s PMIDA (glyphosate intermediate) exports stay low as demand declines slightly 2022-06-24 The price of China’s PMIDA remains at medium to upper levels, with signs of a downward trend. PMIDA is mainly supplied from Sichuan Province, which is highly concentrated. Supported by the high price of downstream glyphosate over the last two years, PMIDA has seen considerable pu...
  • U.S. EPA finalizes biological evaluations assessing potential effects of three neonicotinoid pestici... 2022-06-17 U.S. EPA has released its final biological evaluations (BEs) for clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, part of a group of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, and its responses to comments received on the draft BEs. These neonicotinoids are used on a variety of crops, tu...
  • Chinese scientists make notable discovery on potato genome sequences 2022-06-17 Scientists have mapped out high-quality genome sequences for 44 wild and cultivated potatoes and found a pivotal gene that makes potatoes the world's important non-cereal food crop.An international team led by Chinese researchers examined, among the genome sequences, 732 genes th...
  • Estonia’s pesticide sales at record high 2022-06-17 Pesticide sales in Estonia reached a record high in 2021, data published by Statistics Estonia shows.In 2021, 894 tonnes of pesticides by active substance were placed on the market in Estonia. This is the largest annual sales of pesticides in Estonia over the years.Herbicides acc...
  • Glyphosate does not cause cancer, says EU committee 2022-06-17 It is “not justified” to conclude that the herbicide glyphosate causes cancer, an expert committee inside the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has said, invoking widespread criticism from health and environmental campaigners.“Based on a wide-ranging review of scientific evidence,...
  • Biopesticides to play a key role in the global shift toward sustainable agriculture 2022-06-17 Increasing awareness regarding the detrimental impacts of synthetic chemicals on agricultural and human health will position biopesticides market at the forefront, given that the product is an ideal alternative to conventional pesticidesAgriculture is considered the backbone of t...
  • Research reveals biopesticide mixing potential 2022-06-10 Combining biopesticides in a single spray could help growers target multiple pests more effectively. This article explores the findings of recent laboratory screens and a research review that aimed to advance understanding of the technique.Biological controlBiopesticides or biopr...
  • Central America and The Dominican Republic seek common registration of biopesticides 2022-06-10 Central America and the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic promote the establishment of a regional regulation on the registration of biopesticides that allows agricultural producers to have environmentally friendly alternatives for the control of pests in crops, informed t...
  • Brazil’s fertilizer imports thus far in 2022 increase 16.5% 2022-06-10 Earlier this year, there were concerns if Brazil would be able to import enough fertilizers for their 2022/23 crops since Brazil imports 85% of its needed fertilizers and Russia and Belarus are two of Brazil's primary sources of fertilizers.During the first five months of 2022, B...
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