Nebraska Corn: US EPA must get atrazine rule right

The Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association are urging farmers to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the Agency released its Preliminary Interim Decision (PID) regarding the herbicide atrazine. Atrazine…

India on track to become self-sufficient in pulses production: Agriculture Minister

India, the world's largest consumer and importer of pulses, is on track to become self-sufficient in production of the protein-rich commodity and will further boost the output to meet global demand, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar…

China vows efforts to keep grain output stable in 2020

China will work to keep grain production stable this year and improve planting structure, an official document said on Feb 10. Efforts will be made to ensure grain production to remain above 650 million metric tons, the Ministry of Agriculture…

Novel Coronavirus | China vows to ensure smooth transportation of agricultural materials

China will step up efforts to ensure smooth transportation of agricultural materials for spring plowing amid the country's ongoing combat against the novel coronavirus. Unauthorized traffic interruptions at the local level are strictly forbidden,…

Australian APVMA performance continues positive trend

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s (APVMA) performance continues to improve with 87 per cent of applications completed within timeframe during the December 2019 quarter. Significant improvement has also been…

Domestic Corn prices in Brazil expected to remain strong in 2020

Tight corn supplies in Brazil coupled with strong demand both domestically and for exports, are expected to support corn prices in Brazil for probably most of 2020. In addition to the strong demand, the production of the full-season corn and…

Canada proposes to stop use pesticide cyromazine

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal to cancel several uses of the pesticide cyromazine in Canada, and add risk mitigation measures to other uses, to further protect the health of Canadians working with the pesticide as well…

Argentine state suspends sale of agrochemicals

The Argentine province of La Pampa prohibited the commercialization of agrochemicals at the end of January, due to a dispute between local government and the Campo Limpio Foundation, which is in charge of recovering, recycling, reducing and…

Peru declares phytosanitary alert over threat of Fusarium oxysporum

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru (MINAGRI) declared a phytosanitary alert to prevent the entry of the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Cuban Race 4 Tropical (FocR4T), one of the most devastating pests that could affect more…