Entries by David

India: Agriculture department moots Glyphosate ban

A proposal has been sent by an India district office of the agriculture department in Yavatmal to the state director of quality control to ban the use of glyphosate — a herbicide commonly used by cotton growers here. Herbicides have gained popularity in the cotton growing areas of Vidarbha over the years. However, acceptance of herbicides by […]

Brazil could increase irrigated crop acreage 65% in six years

During the 8th World Water Forum recently held in Brasilia, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented the results of their study titled: Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture in Brazil: identifying areas of priority. In the study, FAO estimates that the irrigated area of Brazil could increase to 11.5 million hectares by 2024, […]

With our best wishes…

  This year has been awesome in terms of projects and achievements. On 2018 we will keep on giving our best and going that extra mile, in each of the projects we get involved in… So we would like to thank all our people who gives their best at all times, but most specially, to […]

Brazil launches expanded food residue study

Brazilian state and federal authorities have initiated sample collections in expanded monitoring of pesticide residues in food in the country. They will form the current national pesticide residues in food analysis programme, the Para. The programme was restructured last year, the national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, says. Analyses will include for the first time […]

S Am Ag Ministers urge end to EU/Chinese GMO delays

Agriculture Ministers from five South American countries have urged the EU and China to stop delaying import authorisations for genetically modified crops, reports the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). In a joint statement, Agriculture Ministers of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay criticised the asynchronous “barrier to international trade which should […]

US state of Arkansas moves closer to 2018 dicamba ban

The US state of Arkansas has taken another step towards imposing a spring cut-off date in 2018 for spraying of the herbicide, dicamba, in a move intended to address complaints about drift damage to soybeans and other non-target crops. The Arkansas State Plant Board this week advanced a plan to ban dicamba spraying from April […]

EU indecisive over GM crop approvals

More EU decisions on approving products derived from genetically modified crops have been delayed following the inability of member states to return the required qualified majority votes. The latest round affects three applications for GM maize, oilseed rape and soybean lines, which will now be passed to an appeal committee for another vote. One application […]