China’s pesticide export looks up; amide herbicides, pyrethroids lead recovery
With stringent environmental regulation being implemented in China from the second half of 2016, large number of factories have been either shut down or their production capacity has been restricted, which has led to a sharp rise in the prices of raw materials and intermediates, ...
New Regulations on the Control of Agricultural Chemicals Officially Issued in China
The new Regulations on the Control of Agricultural Chemicals were officially issued on April 1 and will be implemented since June 1, 2017. The new Regulations will further strengthen the management of agricultural chemicals and provide a solid legal basis for guaranteeing the qua...
Chemical companies concede fungicides have their limitations
Producers cannot control fusarium head blight with fungicides alone, say spokespeople for Bayer CropScience and BASF.
Cereal growers in Western Canada should be using a diverse array of tactics to keep fusarium in check because a single strategy will not work.
“Growers need to im...
IOT in agriculture market expected to grow at a CAGR of over 16% by 2022
Agriculture is one of the oldest and most significant occupation in the world, accounting for the broadest economic structure and contributing exponentially to the GDP. With the rising degree of migration from rural to urban areas and increasing food security concerns, government...
Chinese Ministry of Agriculture: Develop 1,000 New Standards on Pesticide Residues in 2017
The Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Supervision Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture has recently issued the Notice on Focuses of Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Work in 2017.According to the Notice, the agricultural product quality and safety work in 2017 will s...
AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rising in prominence with the proliferation of chatbots, virtual assistants and other conversational tools that companies are using to improve customer service, productivity and operational efficiency. But AI is also helping to automate and streaml...
China eyes establishing an agri technology-transfer network with IRRI
CATTC deputy chief Jianhong (second from left) explores delivering IRRI technologies to Guangxi and ASEAN countries. Also in photo (from right): Michelle Weldon, IRRI partnerships head; Dr. Guoyou Ye, IRRI representative to China, and Dr. Bruce Tolentino, head of IRRI communicati...
The global forage seeds market to reach $17.37 Billion by 2022
The forage seeds market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.81% from 2016, to reach USD 17.37 Billion by 2022. The increase in demand for animal feed and livestock production are resulting in market growth for forage seeds, globally. Forages provide protein, fiber, and energy to ...
The global agricultural robots market to grow to $12.80 Billion by 2022
According to MarketsandMarkets’ forecast, the agricultural robots market, in terms of value, is expected to grow from USD 2.75 Billion in 2016 to USD 12.80 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.71% between 2017 and 2022. The major drivers for the agricultural robots market include the...
The Future of Farming Depends on the Future of Farm Research
What does the future of agriculture look like? To the extent that many consumers think about this issue it is only a few months at a time – we may be wistfully thinking of that time in spring when asparagus is at its peak, or wondering how the price of milk or eggs may be changin...