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07 May 2015
Leatherjacket Pest Numbers Fall in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - The most recent survey by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) indicates that after two years of record numbers, Leatherjacket densities have plummeted....
05 May 2015
Herbicide Resistance Management Improves Yields
US - Farmers are reporting the presence of glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds in the US, especially in soybeans, but simulations have shown that farmers can benefit economically from persuading...
28 April 2015
Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
13 April 2015
Mounting Evidence for Neonicotinoid Environmental Impact
EU - Evidence for the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment is rapidly increasing, according to a joint report from the European Academies of Science to the European...
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
09 March 2015
How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
ANALYSIS - Technology that is more akin to the movie world and science fiction is starting to take a hold in the world of agriculture and farming....
16 February 2015
Updated Weed Control Guide Now Available
US - The Extension services of Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Illinois have partnered to publish an updated weed control guide to aid crop farmers in choosing...
22 January 2015
Call for Proper Risk Assessment of Possible Endocrine Disruptors
UK -The British Crop Production Council has called for a proper risk assessment on possible endocrine disruptors....
16 January 2015
Wrangling Over Pesticide Ingredients Comes to a Head in 2015
US - Consumer advocates are fighting a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to address concerns over "inert" ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, in pesticides...
15 January 2015
Agri-environmental Schemes Increase Yields as Well as Biodiversity
UK - Agri-environmental schemes on farm are generally seen to be taking up production space but the big question facing farmers tempted to employ them is “Do they Work?”...
08 January 2015
PHI-base – A Database to Protect Crop Yields and Human Health
UK - Scientists at Rothamsted Research, which is strategically supported by BBSRC, in collaboration with other researchers globally have improved an Open Access internet resource that catalogues...
05 January 2015
EPA Approves First Seed Treatment to Protect Against Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Nematodes
US – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Bayer CropScience's application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against...
19 December 2014
Ozone Pollution can Reduce Crop Yields
INDIA - The experiments conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have shown that ozone pollution can potentially reduce the crop yields, Indian minister of state for agriculture,...
18 December 2014
Should Arable Businesses Pay Greater Attention to Agronomic Detail?
UK - A thorough attention to agronomic detail and a solid grasp of integrated pest management (IPM) should be at the heart of a thriving arable business, delegates learned at the 2014 HGCA Agronomists’...
18 November 2014
DuPont New Tech to Check Counterfeit Pesticides
INDIA - In order to fight sales of illegal and counterfeit pesticides, American chemical company, DuPont has introduced two new solutions to tackle the use of illegal pesticides....
07 November 2014
Pest Encyclopaedia is Essential Tool for Crop Bug Spotters
UK - The Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops details both the major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping rotations....
15 October 2014
Research Paves Way for New Generation of Fungicides
UK - BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Exeter have provided novel insights into the mechanisms by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack. ...
14 October 2014
Time it Right for Light Leaf Spot Control
UK - Getting the timing right for effective light leaf spot control is crucial, according to the latest fungicide performance information from HGCA....
13 October 2014
$1.3 Million Funding Boost for Precision Ag Startup
US - Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agricultural startup, received $1.3 million from multiple investors and venture programs to further develop an online pest management program, an electronic...
10 October 2014
Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Oilseed Losses Estimated at 2.7 Per Cent
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 2.7 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’...
07 October 2014
UK Reports Winter Oilseed Rape Losses due to Beetle
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 3.2 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’...
Unknown Rice Parasite Threatens Harvests in Africa
AFRICA - Few agronomists are familiar with Rhamphicarpa fistulosa, a fragile weed with white flowers, from the broomrape family. Yet this root parasite is increasingly affecting rice cultivation...
06 October 2014
Great Risk of Locust Plague Resurgence due to Funding Gap
MADAGASCAR - A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat...
03 October 2014
Growers Urged to Search Before You Sow this Summer
AUSTRALIA - Growers are being urged to check for establishment pests before planting this year's summer crops....
Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
Intergrated Pest Management Widens Farmers’ Control Repertoire
DENMARK - A wide range of control measures can be used In the battle against weeds, pests and diseases IN agricultural crops. Denmark is leader of the pack when it comes to research in integrated...
02 October 2014
Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
01 October 2014
Emergency Insecticide Use May be Too Late for Some
UK - Emergency use of the crop protection product Insyst has been authorised to protect winter oilseed rape from further damage by cabbage stem flea beetle following growing pressure from farmers...
29 September 2014
Resistance Management: Still Time to Walk Your Fields
ANALYSIS - Now is the time to start planning your weed management program for next year, and there's still time before (or even during) harvest to walk your fields and determine which weed species...
25 September 2014
How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
 
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