East Africa hit by most serious locust outbreak in 25 years

The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are…

Important US EPA decisions coming

The EPA this year will deliver important decisions to U.S. agriculture, including on chlorpyrifos, glyphosate , the neonicotinoids, pyrethroids, atrazine and over-the-top dicamba. Rick Keigwin is the director of EPA's Office of Pesticide…

Brazil: Anvisa concludes public consultation on abamectin

The deadline for contributions to Public Consultation 728/2019, which deals with the toxicological re-evaluation of the active ingredient, abamectin, in agrochemical products in the country, ended on 23rd December, 2019. The agency's proposal,…

Brazil: Anvisa begins carbendazim re-evaluation

At the end of December 2019, Anvisa published the Public Call Notice 01/2019, which called on companies holding carbendazim agrochemical registrations to take part in a meeting on the revaluation procedures to be adopted. The notice marks…

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture in India

Artificial intelligence in agriculture in India has immense potential. Farmers are unable to predict weather patterns or crop yields accurately, making it difficult for them to make informed financial and operational decisions. Since 2016, three…

U.S. winter wheat planted area is continuing to decline by 1%

U.S. winter wheat planted area is continuing to decline, but American producers still seeded more acres this past fall than expected. According to a USDA winter wheat seedings report released Friday, American producers put a total of 30.8…

US EPA to approve first beehive uses of biopesticide to control wax moths

EPA is proposing to register a pesticide product containing Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. aizawai strain ABTS 1857 (Bta ABTS 1857) to prevent and control wax moths in beehives. This product offers beekeepers a new tool against destructive wax…

US, China to sign phase one trade agreement

President Trump on Wednesday signed a partial trade deal with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, China. China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under…

Non - renewal of of the approval of the active substance chlorpyrifos-methyl

Title of document Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance chlorpyrifos-methyl, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council…