Entries by Sandra Módenes

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 Producers (Abrapa) is forecasting that the cotton acreage in Brazil will double over the next four […]

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 in Argentina have been increasing their corn acreage for the last […]

AHDB invests £60,000 in cereal crop protection

The Agriculture Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced plans to invest up to £60,000 to improve understanding of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) risk in cereals. The announcement follows the decision by the European Commission (EC) to ban the outdoor use of neonicotinoid seed treatments, which include those used to protect cereal crops from BYDV […]

Reshuffling of Chinese chemical industry to begin from second half of 2018: A variety of chemical production regulation measures have recently been taken

Various regulation measures have recently been announced in the chemical industry across provinces including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Tianjin, Guangdong and Guangxi, which indicate the beginning of another round of reshuffling of the chemical industry from the second half of 2018. Jiangsu Province 1. Coastal chemical parks are to be shut down, relocated, upgraded or restructured, […]

Top precision products and trends at InfoAg 2018

  Data Management, agronomy and ROI considerations reflected as significant trends through product and service announcements at the St. Louis event. Here are the top precision products and trends discovered by Precision Farming Dealer editors at InfoAg 2018, hosted at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Mo., this week. Farmobile Opens DataStore, the Industry’s […]

Diquat registrations report big increase over last 2 years in China; 36 new registrations granted in 2018

Following the worldwide prohibition or reduction of the use of paraquat, the equivalent, pyridine derivative diquat, is rapidly rising as one of the best substitutes with great potential for growth. Compared with glyphosate and glufosinate, which have similar business potential, diquat has a good effect on crop rotation, replantation and drying up, in addition to its outstanding […]