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  • Farmers in India can use glyphosate till further orders from the court 2023-07-28
    The Central Government had banned the use of the herbicide Glyphosate directly by farmers in October 2022 stating the effect of glyphosate on the health of humans and animals. As per the notification released, it could be only used by Pest Control Operators (PCOs) for spraying in...
  • Associating fungicides and management strategies essential for controlling soybean rust 2023-07-28
    Brazilian scientists have concluded that using multisite fungicides, active in more than one metabolic process of the fungus, and associating pesticides with a package of strategies reduces the severity of soybean rust. This was one of the conclusions of the research network, com...
  • Researchers explore herbicide resistance in wheat 2023-07-21
    Kansas wheat producers endured months, if not years, of persistent drought conditions this growing season. But when the rain finally started to fall, it brought another of the biggest challenges to wheat production - weeds. New research from Kansas State University is seeking to ...
  • China and African countries look to establish mechanism for sanitary and phytosanitary cooperation 2023-07-21
    China's efforts to diversify its import of African agricultural products will enhance bilateral trade and create fresh opportunities for its companies to invest in countries in Africa, said government officials and business owners.   Fruit from Africa is on display during the thi...
  • Colombia’s Constitutional Court bans chlorpyrifos 2023-07-21
    The Constitutional Court of Colombia announced in the Official Gazette which published on June 6, 2023, to immediately suspend the commercialization and use of products containing chlorpyrifos in the agricultural and livestock sectors; to immediately prohibit the importation of r...
  • New toxin facilitates disease infection and spread in wheat​​ 2023-07-21
    Although wheat was among the first domesticated food crops, it remains a global dietary staple several millennia later. Grown on every continent except Antarctica, wheat is the second highest produced grain worldwide, with nearly 800,000 metric tons grown each year (Food and Agri...
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  • FACTBOX: Mapping El Nino’s impact on crop yields, global food trade in 2023-24 2023-07-14
    An emergence of El Nino phenomenon could affect global agricultural yields and alter trade flows in the 2023-24 season, according to agricultural bodies, meteorological agencies and trade analysts. The US Climate Prediction Centre said June 8 that weak El Nino conditions were obs...
  • El Niño: What it means to agriculture 2023-07-14
    From providing food to sustaining smallholder communities, agriculture is a fundamental core of our society – one that the modern world cannot live without. Even so, this critical industry can be highly unpredictable as it relies on various factors that significantly impact its o...
  • EU: Trends in the use and risk of chemical pesticides and the use of more hazardous pesticides 2023-07-14
    On 5 July 2023, the Commission published updated progress towards Farm to Fork pesticide reduction targets for the period 2011-2021. EU trends in the use and risk of chemical pesticides     EU trends in the use of more hazardous pesticides     The use and risk of chemical pestici...
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