• Ukraine 2022 spring sowing 20% complete - ministry 2022-04-22 Ukrainian farmers have sown 2.5 million hectares of spring crops so far in 2022, 20% of the expected area, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday, adding that areas of intense conflict could see a drop of 70% of the sowing area.Ukraine has said the 2022 spring sowing area coul...
  • North America micronutrient fertilizers market to reach $1.7 billion by 2027 2022-04-22 Report estimated that North America micronutrient fertilizers market size will exceed USD 1.7 billion in annual value by 2027.With the continuously mounting requirement for healthy food, clean water & air, fiber, and fuel, the demand & production of micronutrient fertilizers will...
  • Use of biopesticides grows among Brazilian farmers: Study 2022-04-22 Recently concluded research, of which AgroPages had first-hand access, points to a growing trend in the use of biological pest control products, either alone or in association with chemical pesticides.The study, entitled “Innovation in agribusiness and the qualification of the Br...
  • Fertiliser and food prices could be high for years 2022-04-22 High demand and many supply interruptions have pushed fertiliser prices to record levels and the disruption will persist.Russia and Belarus supply more than 20% of the world’s fertilisers, in a market that was extremely tight even before the Ukraine conflict last month. Fertilise...
  • Brazil expected to produce record large wheat crop in 2022 2022-04-22 The next crop to be planted in Brazil is the winter wheat crop which is planted primarily in southern Brazil. The war between Russia and Ukraine has had a significant impact on world wheat supplies resulting in high wheat prices. Brazilian farmers are expected to take advantage o...
  • Pre-harvest desiccation of wheat increases herbicide consumption in Brazil 2022-04-15 In the 2021 season, the sales value of agricultural pesticides used on wheat crops was US$268 million, an increase of 19% compared to the previous cycle, when products worth US$224 million were sold.These statistics came from a survey by the BIP Spark Wheat – Business Intelligenc...
  • ISO approves 3 new pesticide common names: spirobudifen, tiorantraniliprole and trifluenfuronate 2022-04-15 The ISO Technical Committee on Common Names for Pesticides has provisionally approved 3 new active ingredient common names: spirobudifen, tiorantraniliprole and trifluenfuronate, according to the Compendium of Pesticide Common Names (CPCN).Spirobudifen is a tetronic acid acaricid...
  • Biofertilizers can reduce Brazil’s dependence on international market 2022-04-15 The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine began just over a month ago, but its effects are already being felt around the world. In Brazil, a major consequence is the fertilizer crisis, since Russia was the main supplier of such products. One of the ways out of the crisis, ...
  • Seed biotechnology market expands, insecticide use falls in Brazil: Study 2022-04-15 The market for seed biotechnology for controlling caterpillars in soybeans has been consolidated and is expanding in Brazil, while the use of specific insecticides for caterpillars has dropped in value from US$1.3 billion to US$422 million over seven harvests, according to a surv...
  • Scientists discover a new form of pesticide that neutralizes pathogens attacking rice 2022-04-15 Rice is one of the most important staple foods globally, providing one fifth of the calories consumed by humans. However, the major areas where rice are grown are blighted by pathogens—organisms that cause disease.To date, this problem has been treated with the use of chemical pe...
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