IMD predicts unseasonal rain and hailstorms in North India

Farmers in northern India should prepare for crop damage because of unseasonal rain and hailstorms, India’s official weather forecaster said on Tuesday, bringing the first bit of bad news for winter-sown or rabi crops after a long spell of…

Suspended exports may increase export taxes in Argentina

The Argentine government last week suspended any new export registrations which usually indicates that the government may be in the process of increasing commodity export taxes. The Argentine Congress had previously given President Fernandez…

Import of banned pesticides should be stopped in Cambodia

Minister of Agriculture in Cambodia Veng Sakhon yesterday urged his officials and stakeholders to strengthen efforts to prevent the sale of banned or counterfeit pesticides and fertilisers in the Kingdom. He made the call during a meeting…

Brazil: New pesticide licensing rules reduce timeframe for releasing products

A new rule related to assessing and releasing pesticides has been validated in Brazil. The new methodology maintains the need for technical evaluation but creates room for automatic approval in the final stage. The release continues to depend…

Cyantraniliprole Technical and Ference Insecticide approved in Canada

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, is granting registration for the sale and use of Cyantraniliprole Technical and Ference Insecticide, containing the technical grade…

Paraquat in Brazil: Companies prepare studies, try to postpone ban

A task force of companies that manufacture the herbicide, paraquat, is mobilizing to try to reverse the decision of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to ban the product in Brazil from September 2020. To achieve this, the group…

New Jersey could soon restrict the use of bee-killing pesticide neonicotinoid

New Jersey lawmakers could soon reclassify and restrict the use of a powerful insecticide that’s commonly used on golf courses and lawns across the Garden State but is linked to the dramatic decline of the bee population. Bees help pollinate…

Unseasonal rain and hailstorm damage crops across 3 states

Unseasonal rains with hailstorm over the past two days have caused massive damage to crops at several places in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, officials said. According to Bihar government officials, rain and hailstorm in parts of…

Novel Coronavirus | Hubei’s higher proportion of the phosphorus chemical industry and pesticide production being affected by the epidemic

The outbreak of the new coronavirus during the Spring Festival has surely had an impact on the Chinese economy. While efforts are being made across the country to fight the epidemic, the delay of the resumption of production, the blocked logistics…