China to encourage private capital in agriculture developmen 2017-06-13
China's Ministry of Finance on Tuesday released a guidelineon public-private partnerships (PPP) in agriculture to diversify funding for the industry....
Brazil’s Mato Grosso leads push for GM-free soy 2017-05-15
A movement to increase production of conventional non-GM soybeans is gaining traction in Brazil’s largest soy- producing state of Mato Grosso as farmers anticipate growing demand from Asia and Europe....
Major questions facing agriculture in 2017 2017-02-09
There are always a number of important issues to consider ahead of any year, but 2017 seems to have lots of unknowns. More importantly, the questions facing production agriculture in 2017 seem to be more critical than years earlier. With tha...
Ghana cocoa farmers say output to bounce back next season 2017-01-22
* Cocoa output for this season revised downward * Ghana is worlds number two cocoa producer * Light crop prospects undermined by late start By Matthew Mpoke Bigg NEW TAFO, Ghana, July 8 (Reuters) - Some cocoa farmers in Ghana say the next m...
Argentine agchem market increased 9% in 2014 2017-01-22
The Argentine agrochemical market increased by 9% to $2,739 million in 2014, according to a report from Buenos Aires newspaper La Nacin. The growth was due to the growing resistance to herbicides such as glyphosate. With an additional numbe...
Argentina: use of agrochemicals on grapes increased with El 2017-01-22
Although not a widespread situation, experts in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, have alerted about outbreaks of Peronospora, mostly on grapes, the major crop in that province. The focus is concentrated in the Eastern and Northern parts...
Mexico: Scientist uses plant hormone crystals to grow larger 2017-01-22
A Mexican researcher has developed a bioprocess for the production of plant hormones that lead to larger and juicier fruits, which is said to be 60% cheaper thancurrent methods. The project was developed by biotechnicianEleazar Mximo Escami...
Agchem sector to grow 15% in Argentina in 2016 2017-01-22
The measures of the new Argentine government favoring the farm business will stimulate a growth of about 15% for the agrochemical sector in the country. The end of the export taxes and the release of a floating currency policy have determin...
Iran agriculture at glance 2017-01-22
Agribusiness: After nearly achieving agricultural self-sufficiency in the 1960s, Iran reached the point in 1979 where 65 percent of its food had to be imported. Declining productivity was blamed on the use of modern fertilizers, which had i...
Ghana: Harsh weather to affect Ghana cocoa output 2017-01-22
The Harmattan wind, which blows off the Sahara, sapping soil moisture and spoiling seeds, came early this season and has intensified in recent weeks, stunting pod growth more than usual and stifling government plans for expansion. My fear i...
China registered first Bacillus methylotrophicus biofungici 2017-01-22
In January, North China Pharmaceutical Group Aino Ltd obtained temporary registration with ICAMA for Chinas first Bacillus methylotrophicus 9912 technical and wettable powder. The wettable powder is registered as against cucumber gray mold....
Flufenacet 400 g/l+diflufenican 200 g/l SC herbicide used at 2017-01-22
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the use of theherbicideFlufenacet 400 g/l+diflufenican 200 g/l SC at a higher concentration, but the rate is lower than that applied for. Flufenacet 400 g/l+diflufenican...