• University of Hong Kong scientists discover activation mechanisms in soybean for adaptation to salin... 2022-01-14
    Farmlands are turning more saline due to climate change, rising sea levels, expanding drylands, and groundwater depletion. This crisis is exacerbated by unsustainable farming practices. The resulting loss in crop yield threatens malnourished populations across the globe. Therefor...
  • Genetic discovery to improve breeding for disease resistance in wheat 2022-01-14
    Australian and European researchers have discovered a genetic element in a common wheat pathogen with potential to help streamline breeding for disease-resistant wheat varieties that are better suited to Australian conditions.Recently published in the prestigious scientific journ...
  • EU ban of pesticides could impact U.S. growers 2022-01-14
    Mike Aerts, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s vice president of science and regulatory affairs, recently shared an update from the European Union (EU) that could impact maximum residue limits (MRLs) allowed in the 27-member-country body. MRLs govern the amount of allowable ...
  • Waterhemp population exhibits resistance to dicamba 2022-01-14
    Waterhemp is one of the most troublesome agronomic weeds in the midwestern U.S., where it has rapidly evolved resistance to multiple herbicides.One example: An Illinois waterhemp population has exhibited resistance to six herbicide groups, including 2,4-D, ALS inhibitors, PROTOX ...
  • Turkey extends permission for five pesticides banned in EU countries 2022-01-14
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Turkey has extended the permission for the use of five pesticides for the second time while banning the use of two other pesticides.With a decision dated November 19, the ministry banned the use of pesticides that contain the active ing...
  • Two top fungicides ‘almost inseparable’ for septoria control 2022-01-14
    Two recently launched blockbuster cereal fungicides have been “almost inseparable” in terms of controlling septoria disease in winter wheat over the past few seasons, with one of them, Univoq, edging ahead in terms of yield advantage in the 2021 harvest season.In independent tria...
  • Bangladesh pesticide producers now can import raw materials from any supplier 2022-01-14
    Local pesticide manufacturers can now import raw materials from any source as the government has recently lifted the restriction on changing the sourcing companies, following a request from the producers.The Bangladesh Agrochemicals Manufacturers Association (Bama), the trade bod...
  • China helps boost global food security 2022-01-14
    China's accumulated experience in reducing food loss and waste is being shared with the world and can help developing countries improve their ability to reduce food loss and ensure food security, experts and officials said.About 14 percent of the world's food is lost during the p...
  • What damage do sugarcane aphids do to crops? 2022-01-14
    Looking at sugarcane aphid damage, we need to look a little bit about the biology of sugarcane aphids. Their biology goes hand-in-hand with the damage they do!Aphids belong to the ‘true bug’ order of insects. One of the defining characteristics of a being true bug is mouthparts. ...
  • EU market for maize seeds, 2022 – trends and supply 2022-01-14
    European maize market in 2022: quality seed trends and supplyAutumn plantings are drawing to a close, in Europe. Rapeseed areas (for the 2022 harvest) have gone up again in most European production countries, as oilseeds benefit from the attractive prices and planting conditions,...
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