Entries by Sandra Módenes


Expected ruling of European Court on the genetic modification of plants may offer opportunities for situation-specific safety analyses of new varieties

A ruling on the interpretation of EU law concerning the genetic modification of plants is expected from the European Court of Justice at the end of July. The Opinion of Advocate General Bobek, often a good indication of the final ruling, implies that European countries may be given the opportunity to adopt their own national […]

Alivio para el déficit de cereal y girasol en España por la guerra en Ucrania al poner en producción 600.000 hectáreas de barbecho

El gran déficit de cereal y girasol que estaba teniendo España desde el estallido de la guerra de Ucrania -que se traducía no sólo en la pérdida de materia prima sino en el encarecimiento de estos productos- puede comenzar a aliviarse con la decisión tomada por la Unión Europea -a iniciativa del Ministerio de Agricultura- […]

¿Que es la Roya Amarilla?

¿Qué es la Roya Amarilla? La Roya Amarilla es una enfermedad que puede infectar a trigo, cebada, triticale y otras gramíneas. Sin embargo, los ataques agronómicamente significativos de esta enfermedad se producen en el cultivo de trigo. El agente causante de este tipo de roya es el hongo Puccinia striiformis y principalmente se encuentra en […]

China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to ban four highly toxic pesticides

To ensure the quality and safety of agricultural products and the safety of people, the ecological environment and livestock, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has decided to ban four highly toxic pesticides. These 4 pesticides are as follows: Phorate Isophenphos-methyl Isocarbophos Ethoprophos It has been decided that as of September 1 of this […]

Argentina is the second largest exporter of soybeans to Colombia

The geopolitical crisis in Ukraine is having an impact on countries in the region. The Colombian government is no exception and is trying to avoid double-digit inflation. Countries such as Argentina have taken measures through their economic cabinet to deal with this situation. It was learned that Argentina will suspend soybean oil and soybean meal […]

Conflict in Ukraine fuels uncertainty for agriculture

The Russian invasion has brought devastation to Ukraine, and uncertainty and volatility fueled by the conflict are rippling through U.S. and Texas agriculture markets. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists said both Russia and Ukraine do not represent major destinations for U.S. commodities, ranking 56th and 80th, respectively. However, the conflict’s impact on global trade, […]