• Keeping carbon in check: Carbon farming to address a changing climate 2021-11-19 In the face of climate change, the agriculture industry is taking two complementary approaches toward decarbonization: reducing emissions and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere to store it in the soil, where it benefits crops and entire ecosystems.But carbon itself is often mis...
  • Celebrating advent of plants varieties protection law in Nigeria 2021-11-19 In Nigeria, there is this popular story of how some Asian countries came to Nigeria and left with our palm seedlings and other plant resources. Today, Nigeria imports oil from those countries.Many of such stories abound, especially if you are close to technicians that work with m...
  • CropLife Latin America: Impact on availability of agrochemicals worldwide 2021-11-19 In 2020, many countries declared agriculture as an essential or priority activity that allowed flexibility in restrictions on the transit of people to enable mobility and serve the agricultural sector.Consequently, the volume of inputs used was consistent with the cultivated area...
  • Agriculture without innovation does not exist 2021-11-19 This is categorically stated by Sergi Vizoso-Sansano, chemist and economist, current president of the CropLife Latin America Board of Directors, a guild that represents research and development companies in the agrochemical sector. Sergi has a career of more than 20 years at BASF...
  • U.S. EPA releases final biological evaluations for glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine 2021-11-19 After consideration of public comments, EPA has finalized its biological evaluations (BEs) for glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine, three herbicides that are used to control a variety of grasses and broadleaf weeds. EPA has also released a summary document of comments received on ...
  • China’s yellow phosphorus price bounces back, rising 8.45% on November 10th 2021-11-12 On November 10th, according to baiinfo.com, the average ex-works price of yellow phosphorus is Yuan33,087 per ton, which is an increase of Yuan2,579 at 8.45%. At press time, most manufacturers do not quote, some individual manufacturers gave a reference quotation at Yuan35,000-38...
  • Biological products grow 37% to BRL 1.7 billion in Brazil 2021-11-12 The bio-inputs market grew to BRL1.7 billion (US$311,429 million) in the 2020-2021 season, the recently released BIP (Business Intelligence Panel) by Spark Smarter Decisions pointed out.This means that biological pesticides and bio inoculants registered an impressive growth of 37...
  • Plant Variety Protection regulation to be passed by end of 2021 – Ghana’s Agric Minister discloses 2021-11-12 The Plant Variety Protection (PVP) regulation will be passed by end of this year, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has disclosed.He noted that government is in talks with the Council For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Seed Trade Asso...
  • Brazil may improve exportation of agrochemicals: Sindiveg 2021-11-12 Through investments and regulatory improvements, Brazil could “reduce importation of agrochemical products and become an exporter.” This statement was made by agronomist Fábio Kagi, who is the manager of regulatory affairs at the Brazilian National Union of Vegetal Defense Produc...
  • French beekeepers call for immediate ban on common herbicide prosulfocarb to help ailing sector 2021-11-12 French beekeepers have called for a ban on the second most widely used herbicide, prosulfocarb, saying that this is needed to protect the ailing sector which is reeling from the worst honey harvest to date.Between the upcoming renewal of the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, a...
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