agrochemical News

  • Agrochemicals worry Argentines

    Argentina's agricultural industry has been dramatically transformed by the introduction of genetically modified plants in 1996. A country once known for its grass-fed beef is now dominated by soy, corn and cotton. Soy harvests alone have tripled, ranking Argentina as the world's third largest soybean producer. But the pesticides powering this boom are poorly controlled and used in ways that were ...


    By Associated Press

  • A Beginner`s Guide to Agrochemical Formulation Strategies

    Who is this training for? Designed for professionals either new to agrochemical formulations or requiring a basic working knowledge in their role, this introductory course will provide you with the foundations to enhance your formulation career. Key modules ...


    By Informa

  • Frost & Sullivan: Agrochemical Technologies Making Rapid Advancements

    Agrochemical technology has huge potential for development as it shifts from solely providing crop yields for food and feed purposes to aiding the production of biomass used for renewable chemical production. Environmental concerns and government legislation to decrease chemical exposure to crops have spurred extensive research and development (R&D) activities, leading to rapid technological ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Agrochemicals blamed for chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka

    A team of Sri Lankan and WHO scientists has linked the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) on the island to indiscriminate use of agrochemicals including fertilisers and pesticides. In its final report released on February 28, the team, led by WHO researcher Shanthi Mendis, identified ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New ASTM international technical publication on pesticide formulations and delivery systems announced

    STP 1507, Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems, 28th Volume: Global Trends and Regulatory Drivers in the Crop Protection Industry, is now available from ASTM International. The publication includes eleven peer-reviewed papers that address many of the latest challenges to the agrochemical formulations industry regarding global ...


    By ASTM International

  • New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time

    A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow rice farmers to dictate the timing of their harvest regardless of weather, temperature and other conditions that currently affect cultivation. Temperature, ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Clariant receives Frost & Sullivan Award for EcoTain Crop Protection Products

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. The Award recognizes Clariant's EcoTain label for products designed to address strict regulatory requirements and customer demand for safer and more eco-friendly products in the agrochemical industry. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to ...


    By Clariant International Ltd.

  • EPA approves uses of weed killer Dicamba

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a conditional registration for new uses of the herbicide dicamba, a Monsanto “agrochemical,” on genetically engineered (GE) cotton and GE soybean. In a Final Registration document issued yesterday, ...

  • Agrow award finalists announced

    Certis have beaten off tough competition to be one of six crop protection companies shortlisted for the best marketing campaign category as part of the Agrow Awards 2016. Designed to honour individuals and companies who have achieved high standards in the crop protection and agrochemical industry, the awards are fast becoming a prestigious event, attracting entries from world leading companies. ...


    By Certis UK

  • New hope for migratory grassland birds of South America

    The rich grasslands in South America, home to one of the world's most valuable ecosystems is fast disappearing and migratory grassland birds, which play an important role by dispersing seeds and controlling insects, are also rapidly declining in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. In order to reverse this trend, the Convention on Migratory Species of the United Nations Environment ...

  • Tanzania’s only professional farming expo opens doors!

    Join over 2000 visitors at the leading business-to-business and business-to-government outdoor expo where you will meet with leading industry suppliers from machinery, irrigation and utility vehicles to agrochemicals, fertilisers, finance and insurance companies.  ...

  • CAP post 2013 - last call for sustainability?

     On September 23rd an informal Agriculture Council meeting will be held in Annecy, dedicated to the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. BirdLife International, EEB and Pesticide Action Network warned Ministers that  the issue of food and energy security - and prices -  can only be addressed effectively through a new model of agriculture that ...

  • Scaling up conservation agriculture in Zambia

    The European Union (EU), FAO and the Government of Zambia launched a four-year, €11 million programme to increase crop production and productivity of over 300 000 small-scale farmers by promoting practices based on conservation agriculture. The agricultural production of smallholder farmers in Zambia is most affected by soil degradation, high-input prices, poor produce markets and poor ...

  • Weather Underground and RainWise partner at Brazilian sustainable agriculture summitt

    RainWise is a leading global manufacturer of reference-grade, innovative meteorological measurement and monitoring solutions for professional, industrial, consumer and custom applications. In business for over 41 years, RainWise is an industry pioneer with patents for the original tipping bucket rain gauge, the first digital weather station and the first wireless weather station. Director of ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Putting soya impacts on the map

    Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of soya plantations can take a long time – if ever - to reach the authorities. Community mappingOur team in Brazil has been working with the local ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Explosives go `green` ... and get more precise

    Certain explosives may soon get a little greener and a little more precise. LLNL researchers added unique green solvents (ionic liquids) to an explosive called TATB (1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene) and improved the crystal quality and chemical purity of the material. This work, supported under the Transformational Materials Initiative (TMI) Laboratory Research and Development project, ...

  • Soy industry adopts environmental safeguards

    Elements of the soy industry have agreed to take a milestone step toward improving their production practices, which have led to widespread deforestation, displacement of small-farmers and indigenous peoples, and loss of natural habitats. On Thursday, participants in the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) unanimously agreed to implement a pilot program of voluntary production standards aimed ...


    By WWF International

  • Global Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016 - Bio-pesticides: The Next Generation Crop Protection Products

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016 - Bio-pesticides: The Next Generation Crop Protection Products ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Harmonization of Plant Protection

    For several decades, growers and processors demand a level playing field in plant protection so that their produce finds open markets. Their expenses for crop protection need to be recuperated after harvest.   Register today to attend  ...


    By Informa

  • Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Although fluctuating from year to year, coffee production has been on an overall steady upward trend, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner. World coffee production during the 2013/14 crop year was just slightly over 9 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The vast majority of coffee production-more than 3 tons for every 4 tons grown-is exported, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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