• US fertilizer prices down 30% after drop in demand 2022-06-02 Fertilizer prices, which had hit records, are tumbling as buyers recover from the shock, but that doesn't mean the market contraction is over.The June spot price in Tampa, Florida, for ammonia nitrogenous fertilizer settled at $1.000 per metric ton, down 30% from $1.425 in May, a...
  • Ag groups call for withdrawal of U.S. Solicitor General’s Supreme Court brief on glyphosate that wou... 2022-05-27 In a letter to President Biden, 54 agricultural groups expressed grave concern with a recent amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court advising the court against taking up a case regarding pesticide labels. The groups, including the American Farm B...
  • China’s new seed law: Molecular varieties and macro developments 2022-05-27 China’s new and much anticipated Seed Law went into effect on March 1, 2022, after being announced this past December.  There are two unofficial US Government translations available: one text provided by USPTO, and another with commentary by USDA.  Both translations offer red-lin...
  • New strategies to save the world’s most indispensable grain 2022-05-20 Plants — they’re just like us, with unique techniques for handling stress. To save one of the most important crops on Earth from extreme climate swings, scientists are mapping out plants’ own stress-busting strategies.A UC Riverside-led team has learned what happens to the roots ...
  • Drones: boosting yield and beating erosion 2022-05-20 Farmers are continually required to do more with less: in other words, improve yield without boosting inputs. Optimising orchard health is therefore crucial, and it starts with the correct diagnosis. This is where drone technology is showing increasing promise, as it reveals what...
  • Micronutrients market worth to reach USD 6.87 billion by 2028 2022-05-20 The global Micronutrients Market is expected to reach USD 6.87 Billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 8.4%, according to a new report by Reports and Data. The augmenting demand from the agricultural sector to improve crop yield, growing incidences of plant diseases, and the increasing awar...
  • India bans wheat exports as food security comes under threat 2022-05-20 India prohibited wheat exports that the world was counting on to alleviate supply constraints sparked by the war in Ukraine, saying that the food security of the nation is under threat.Exports will still be allowed to countries that require wheat for food security needs and based...
  • Brazil invests more, and agrochemicals area grows 12.1% in 2021 2022-05-20 Brazilian farmers increased their investment in crop protection last year, and the result was a 12.1% increase in the area treated with agrochemicals, Sindiveg (National Union of Plant Defense Products Industry) informed AgroPages first-hand.According to research conducted by Spa...
  • Experts of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences: China’s pesticide use takes up no more than 20%... 2022-05-13 So far, data on pesticide use in China are available from three main sources, which are respectively FAO, National Bureau of Statistics and NATESC (Table 1). For example, the pesticide use in 2018 was shown as 1.7736 million tons on data of FAO and 1.5036 million tons on data of ...
  • AgriGold agronomist: Be timely and strategic with your post-emergence soybean herbicide in the USA 2022-05-13 Spray small weeds. Use residual. Get good coverage. We're all familiar with these best practices for post-emergence soybean herbicides. They are standards for good reason. Consider studies cited by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's CropWatch showing that if weeds grow to 9 inc...
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