agriculture chemical Articles

  • Are agricultural chemicals affecting our water?

    With the rate at which modern towns and cities expand it’s inevitable that the volume of separation between agricultural facilities and highly populated areas is shrinking. The loss of these areas can have a lasting impact, particularly when it comes to our water supplies. From an increase in water treatment prices to potentially dangerous levels of nitrogen, agricultural facilities ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Issues Brought Up During BC-CM Producers Group Meeting Featured By Inside EPA Article

    On January 13, 2017, slides from the B&C® Consortia Management’s (BC-CM) NMP Producers Group Meeting with the Office of Management and Budget were discussed in the Inside EPA article “Chemical Makers Cite TSCA Listing In Call For EPA To Drop NMP Proposal.” But representatives from Bergeson & Campbell on behalf of NMP producers in a Dec. 5 meeting with EPA and OMB ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FIFRA: What`s New, What`s Hot (PDF)

    For Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) practitioners, the current state of play at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the change in Senate leadership, and the dynamics in the agricultural and antimicrobial chemicals market place, make work anything but dull. This article identifies key FIFRA issues, largely brought about by EPA’s continuing efforts ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FIFRA, Children’s Health, and the Methyl Parathion Experience

    President Clinton’s commitment to children’s health may well be a defining feature of his legacy. The last eight years have witnessed an unprecedented number of health initiatives dedicated to protecting infants and children. This commitment is found in virtually every aspect of federal policymaking and rulemaking, from expansive legislation to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Brian Xu, M.D., PH.D., DABT®, Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Registration Delays Expected as China Launches Pesticide Regime”

    Brian Xu, M.D., PH.D., DABT®, Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Registration Delays Expected as China Launches Pesticide Regime” On October 25, 2017, Brian Xu, M.D., PH.D., DABT®, toxicologist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report regarding China’s updated pesticide regulations. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Podcast Episode Available on All Things Nano with Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ph.D.

    In the August 15, 2019, episode of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®’s) All Things Chemical™ Podcast, “All Things Nano with Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ph.D.,” Lynn L. Bergeson sat down with Dr. Friedersdorf, the Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), to discuss all things nano. In their conversation, Dr. Friedersdorf breaks down ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Advances in control of postharvest diseases in tropical fresh produce

    With increased global trade, fresh produce is increasingly being moved over vast distances to foreign markets. This requires effective cold chain and product management practices to ensure premium quality fresh produce with increased shelf life. Product safety has now also become an additional minimum requirement for market entry. Producers should therefore take cognisance of the impact ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pilot Test for Dinoseb Reduction at an Agricultural Facility

    Site Summary Dinoseb (2-sec-butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol) is a phenolic herbicide used on soybeans, vegetables, fruits and nuts, citrus,and other field crops for the selective control of grass and broadleaf weeds. It is also used as an insecticide in grapes,and as a seed crop drying agent. In 1986 dinoseb was banned as a commercially available product in the U.S. becauseof the potential risk of birth ...


    By Regenesis

  • Record Crops Predicted – Storing Chemicals in Suitable Vertical Storage Tanks

    The US is celebrating bumper crops this year, according to Farming UK. The publication states that the record-breaking corn harvest this year surpassed expectations of the US Department of Agriculture and it seems that because of the warm summer this year, that the UK could be following in its footsteps. Farming UK also reports on a trial that examines the good health of sugar beet crops. With ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Vermicomposting with Spent Coffee Grounds

    When cheap oil and natural gas became widely available in the 20th century, this stimulated the so-called green revolution – the creation of inexpensive chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, which in turn guaranteed record American crop yields continuing to the present. Food has never been so plentiful. It turns out natural gas is one of the most significant raw materials in this ...

  • Genetically Engineered Organisms Face Changing Regulations

    Untitled Document In late January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced its intent to make weeping changes to the regulations that apply to genetically engineered organisms. The revisions promise to have significant, farreaching and long-lasting implications for the agricultural, pharmaceutical and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How to Find a Reliable Metal Fabricator in MN

    Metal fabrication is an essential part of production across several MN industries, including: agriculture, food processing, chemical production, and manufacturing. Astro Engineering & Manufacturing aims to provide lean, efficient, and reliable metal fabrication services across many different industries throughout the state. Here are just a few of the things we can provide for your company: ...

  • Characterization of controlling hydrogeochemical processes using factor analysis in Puyang Yellow River irrigation district (China)

    Groundwater chemistry is diverse and complicated and is regulated by both natural hydrogeochemical and anthropogenic processes. Determining the governing processes and their influence on groundwater chemistry is very important to understand groundwater quality evolution and establish reasonable water management strategies. Main cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, and Sr2+), anions (Cl−, SO2−4, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Altered levels of endocrine biomarkers in juvenile barramundi, Lates calcarifer (Bloch), following exposure to commercial herbicide and surfactant formulations

    Agricultural pesticides that are known endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been detected in waters in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchment and lagoon. Altered transcription levels of liver vitellogenin (vtg) have been documented in wild populations of 2 GBR fisheries species, and were strongly associated with pesticide‐containing run‐off from sugarcane plantations. Here, we examine ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Green Food

    Organic agriculture in China curiously and unlike what occurred in the west, did not appear before “integrated agriculture”, but after the launching of two state projects in the 1980’s: the first one being the development of a so-called “eco-agriculture”, and the second being the production, certification and commercialization of agricultural products classified as ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Sulphur mineralization kinetics of cattle manure and green waste compost in soils

    Sulphur mineralization of cattle manure (CM) and green waste compost (GWC) added to six agricultural soils with different chemical properties was monitored over 10 weeks in a laboratory incubation experiment. Although the amount of sulphur was higher in CM than in GWC, the cumulative SO4 2--S values in GWC-treated soils were higher than in soil amended with CM. The percentages of mineralized S ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • A comparison of the herbicide tolerances of rare and common plants in an agricultural landscape

    Declining plant biodiversity in agroecosystems has often been attributed to escalating use of chemical herbicides, but other changes in farming systems, including the clearing of seminatural habitat fragments, confound the influence of herbicides. The present study introduces a new approach to evaluate the impacts of herbicide pollution on plant communities at landscape or regional scales. If ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Adsorption of anionic dyes in aqueous solution using chemically modified barley straw

    An agricultural waste derived adsorbent was prepared by chemically modified barley straw with NaOH and a cationic surfactant hexadecylpyridinium chloride monohydrate (CPC). The prepared adsorbent, BMBS, was used for removal of anionic dyes; Acid Blue (AB40) and Reactive Blue 4 (RB4) from aqueous solution in a batch adsorption system. The adsorbent was characterized by FT-IR and elemental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • USDA announces biobased products report and changes to biobased programs

    On June 17, 2015, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the release of a report to congress that builds on the Why Biobased? report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2014. The new report, An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry, shows that in 2013, the U.S. biobased industry added $369 billion dollars and four million jobs to the economy. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Insecticide and herbicide producer places heavy demands on rotary batch mixer

    Indalva S.L. is Spain's largest toll manufacturer of insecticides and herbicides, producing approximately 5,500 to 7,700 tons/yr (5,000 to 7,000 m.t./yr) of some 30 different products for about 20 companies, nearly half of which are located in other countries. Established in 1967, the family-run company is also Spain's oldest producer of clay microgranules, which, along with quartz sand, are used ...

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