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  • 90 "low-impact" pesticide registered in Brazil in 2023 2024-01-05
    The latest 55 registrations of formulated products in Brazil were officially confirmed on Friday, December 29, by the Department of Plant Health and Agricultural Inputs of the Secretariat of Agricultural Defense. Among the pesticides that were effectively approved for use by Braz...
  • Fitch Ratings: Global chemical companies’ volumes, margins to stay weak in 2024 2023-12-29
    Weak demand and ample supply will continue to constrain global chemical producers’ volumes and margins in 2024, Fitch Ratings says. Overall market conditions have reached the bottom of the cycle in 2023 but we expect little to no recovery in 2024.   Regions with higher costs, suc...
  • Germany: Emergency glyphosate regulation ensures planning security 2023-12-29
    Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) launched an emergency glyphosate regulation, which will be published today in the Federal Law Gazette and will come into force on December 31, 2023. The emergency regulation applies for six months.   Cem Özdemir, Federal M...
  • Plant growth regulators market to surpass USD 5.57 billion by 2030 due to rising awareness of crop p... 2023-12-08
    The Plant Growth Regulators Market, as per the SNS Insider report, reached a valuation of USD 3.1 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 5.57 billion by 2030, experiencing a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.   Market Overview   Plant growth regulat...
  • Brazil registers only 5 new molecules for pesticide technical products annually 2023-12-08
    The latest report presented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock stated that in 2022, 641 pesticides were registered in Brazil.   So far in 2023, 249 have been registered, which "does not represent the total number of products used in the field," according to CropLife Bra...
  • Policy imperative to crop protection in Indian agriculture 2023-12-08
    Food and nutrition security is one of the foremost challenges of the 21st century. The world’s population is slated to touch 9.1 billion by 2050, leading to the increasing demand for food production, more so in developing economies where small holder farmers are predominantly pre...
  • Costa Rica bans toxic pesticide chlorothalonil 2023-12-08
    The pesticide chlorothalonil is officially banned in Costa Rica after President Rodrigo Chaves signed an official decree prohibiting its use.   This decree highlights that Chlorothalonil is a non-systemic fungicide used on a wide range of crops, including vegetables and fruits. H...
  • Law passed to modernize agrochemical registration in Brazil 2023-12-01
    The Brazilian Senate approved a bill on November 28 that modernizes the rules for approval, registration, and commercialization of agrochemicals. Bill 1,459/2022 has long been a demand from the agribusiness sector and now awaits the approval of the Brazilian president to take eff...
  • China forecasting 2024 pesticide market, predicting major food crop pests 2023-12-01
    A few days ago, China Agrotechnology Extension & Service Center predicted the occurrence of pests, diseases and weeds on wheat, rice and corn, as well as other food crops in China, together with a pesticide market forecast for 2024. The total demand for pesticides in 2024 is expe...
  • Market Demand, Registered Products, Opportunities and Challenges of Nematocides in China 2023-12-01
    Plant Nematode Diseases Emerge as the Second Largest Phytopathological Threat in China   With global climate change, the evolution of China's cropping systems, and the rapid expansion of high-value agriculture, the incidence of plant nematode diseases has significantly intensifie...
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