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  • Wheat output in Africa and South Asia will suffer severely from climate change by 2050, modelling st... 2023-07-03
    Leading crop simulation models used by a global team of agricultural scientists to simulate wheat production up to 2050 showed large wheat yield reductions due to climate change for Africa and South Asia, where food security is already a problem. The model predicted average decli...
  • Registration of mycoinsecticides in Brazil quadrupled in just 6 years 2023-07-03
    The number of mycoinsecticides registered in Brazil has more than quadrupled in just six years, says Simone Velozo, Portfolio Coordinator at the Brazilian Company of Research and Industrial Innovation (EMBRAPII). ″Between 2017 and 2018, there were about 40 records, covering three...
  • European Commission to prohibit production for export of chemicals banned in the EU 2023-07-03
    The European Commission has launched on May 8 an open public consultation as part of an initiative to prohibit the production for export of hazardous chemicals that are banned in the EU.    The initiative is a commitment made under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, which...
  • Argentine state bans use of glyphosate 2023-07-03
    The Argentine state of Misiones banned the use of glyphosate through a law passed by the local Chamber of Deputies. According to the new legislation, the total elimination of the use of this product must occur by the year 2025. Article 7 of the law prohibits the ″use of glyphosat...
  • 81,500 tons of agrochemical packaging collected in 18 Latin American countries 2023-06-16
    Thanks to the management of National Associations through the CampoLimpio program, 81,500 tons of empty agrochemical packaging were recovered in 18 countries in Latin America, in 2022. According to a report by CropLife Latin America, this result recorded last year represents an i...
  • Kenya - Invasive pests cost farmers 90% of produce, say experts 2023-06-16
    The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service has raised concerns over invasive pests that could risk key market destinations for Kenya’s fresh produce. Kephis managing director Prof Theophilus Mutui said since January, Kenya’s export produce has twice been disrupted due to the inv...
  • Unveiling the hidden power: The benefits of biostimulant seed treatments in agriculture 2023-06-09
    As is the case in the ever-evolving world of agriculture, companies and researchers are constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance crop productivity while minimizing environmental impacts. One such advancement gaining traction is the use of biostimulant seed treatments. T...
  • Russian Ministry of Agriculture will implement import quotas for pesticides 2023-06-09
    According to the RBC news agency the Ministry of Agriculture proposed to introduce quotas on imports of pesticides to Russia. At the end of April, the Ministry sent a letter to the Ministry of Industry and Trade with the corresponding position for consideration at the meeting of ...
  • FAO Food Price Index declines in May 2023-06-09
    The benchmark index of international food commodity prices declined in May amid significant drops in quotations for most cereals, vegetable oils and dairy products, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on June 2. The FAO Food Price Index, whi...
  • Malaysia: Threat to crops as hot weather boosts infestation of pests 2023-06-09
    As temperatures continue to soar across the country, farmers are having a pesky problem on their hands. As much as 30% of their crops are damaged due to pest infestation.   Cameron Highlands Malay Farmers Association president Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Abdul Rashid said pests ...
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