Global biostimulant market overview - China will be the main battlefield for biostimulants

By region, Europe is the world's largest market for biostimulant, and its market is expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2022. There are relatively many biostimulant companies in Europe. According to the European Biostimulant Industry Association…
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American Seed Trade Association requests exemptions for seeds on proposed Chinese tariffs list

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is requesting that seeds for sowing be exempted from the proposed list of supplemental retaliatory tariffs on China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The request was made yesterday in a formal…

Peru will ban the use of highly toxic pesticides

Gustavo Mostajo, Head of Minagri, announced that at the end of the year the list of the crop of prohibited products will be kept. He clarified that there will be a period of adaptation to remove them from the market. In order to avoid new…

New project launched in Europe to combat wheat rust

A new European project has been launched to help tackle the increased threat to wheat crops from invasive races of rust. In particular, RustWatch, coordinated by ENDURE partner Aarhus University, will provide a new early warning system to boost…

Cotton acreage in Brazil could double over next four years

Good cotton prices and a high demand for cotton from China is expected to encourage Brazilian farmers to continue increasing their cotton acreage for the next few years. In fact, the executive secretary of the Brazilian Association of Cotton…

UK: International Trade Secretary signs major deal allowing export of UK seed potatoes to China

China’s developing taste for chips and crisps will soon be fuelled by British produce, as International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP secures a deal which enables the UK to export seed potatoes to China. The deal is expected to bring major…

2018/19 Corn acreage in Argentina could increase 7.4%

The very early corn planting in northern Argentina is getting off to somewhat of a slow start due to dryer conditions in northern Cordoba province and the speculation in the market is how much total corn will be planted in Argentina in 2018/19. Farmers…

France becomes first country in Europe to ban five neonicotinoid insecticides

France will take a radical step towards protecting its dwindling bee population on last Saturday by becoming the first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides researchers believe are killing off the insects. The move to ban the five…
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FDA approves sugar made from Brazil’s first Bt sugarcane variety

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that it is safe to consume sugar produced from the genetically modified sugar cane developed by the Sugarcane Technology Center (CTC) in Brazil, according to a company statement. “Based…