China will phase out more pesticides to improve food safety 2017-12-11
China plans to eliminate another 12 highly toxic pesticides from use within five years, state media reported late on Monday, as the government looks to improve the safety of its farm produce....
Fungicides Dominate China Crop Protection Contribution Award 2017-11-20
The 2016 China Crop Protection Contribution Award & Promotion Award was unveiled recently. Some 104 products have won awards, including 50 fungicides, 18 insecticides, 19 herbicides, seven plant regulators, one pesticide-fertilizer combined ...
Indonesia and Australia collaborate on sugar,pesticide deal 2017-10-30
Indonesia to reduce tariffs on Australian raw sugar imports to the same concessional rate enjoyed by Thailand....
Brazil’s glyphosate imports fall 70% in first half of year 2017-09-20
Brazil has imported 17,000 tons of glyphosate in the first half of the year, according to a survey released by the portal Global Agrochemicals. The number shows a fall of over 70% in comparison with the 58,000 tons that came in the first six...
EU’s future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensor 2017-09-08
Trianni runs an EU-funded research project known as SAGA, which is using the power of robotic groupthink to keep crops weed free....
India rice traders launch campaign to educate farmers on pes 2017-07-21
Following the European Union’s recent decision to impose a stringent maximum residue limit (MRL) for Tricyclazole, a fungicide used by farmers against a disease from December 31, 2017, rice exporters in the country have launched an extensi...
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...