Global food prices rise in July

Global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report. The Food and Agriculture Organization's Food Price Index averaged 94.2…

India’s kharif rice sowing up 19% so far, thanks to good rains

Among cash crops, cotton planting has risen by 11.29 per cent to 121.25 lakh hectares so far in the current kharif season of the 2020-21 crop year (July-June) from 108.95 lakh hectares in the year-ago period. Area sown to rice, the main kharif…

Record of agroindustrial exports in Argentina

The agro-industrial complexes of the Argentine Republic continue to stimulate the external accounts of the national economy. Among the chains of barley, sunflower, corn, soybeans and wheat, 52.5 million tons were exported in the first half of…

US EPA proposes registration of new herbicide to aid in resistance management

U.S. EPA is proposing to register a new active ingredient, tiafenacil, a contact herbicide. EPA proposes tiafenacil for pre-plant and pre-emergence burndown use in corn (all types except sweet corn), cotton, soybeans and wheat. Proposed post-emergence…

Tax on agrochemicals may rise with tax reform in Brazil

The Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) 110, under analysis by the Senate, allows agribusiness to receive different treatment in the tax reforms, according to consultant Eduardo Lourenço, from the Pensar Agro Institute. Meanwhile,…

Brazil‘s Mapa approves 21 pesticide technical products

On 9th July, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (Mapa) published, in the Federal Official Gazette, the registration of 21 pesticide technical products, which are chemicals with a high degree of purity and concentration of active ingredients. All…

Data: An average 500 LMT of Fertilizer per year was used in India in the last 10 years

Land is a limited resource. To ensure food security for a growing population and to meet increasing demand, it is imperative that there is adequate food production in the country. Chemical substances such as fertilizers and pesticides are used…

ESPAÑA - Buen ritmo de ventas y mejores cotizaciones para la fruta de hueso

 La producción de fruta de hueso, a falta de datos de nectarina, se estima en 1,35 millones de toneladas esta campaña, un 2 % menor frente a la anterior, según las previsiones del Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (MAPA) …

APVMA publishes new tailored guidance—changes to product formulations

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published new tailored guidance to assist with applications to vary a product to make a change to the product’s formulation, for both agricultural and veterinary products. Changes…