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May. 29, 2015Regulations
China issues guideline for agricultural development
China's Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday published a guideline on achieving "zero discharge" of agricultural waste by 2030.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Companies
Candel launches agrochemical manufacturing plant in Nigeria
Farmers in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, will receive a boost in their annual yields, save millions of dollars in foreign exchange and produce healthier seeds and high quality farm produce with the launch on Tuesday of Candel Company Limited’s integrated agrochemical manufacturing plant.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Products
New Zealand EPA hearing on biocontrol agent
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) plans to hold a public hearing on June 10th for an application to release the honeysuckle stem-boring beetle Oberea shirahatai, as part of a biological control programme against the weed Japanese honeysuckle.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Companies
AgriMetis adds industry leaders to its team
AgriMetis adds industry leaders to its teamThe US biopesticide company AgriMetis (Baltimore, MD) recently recruited agriculture industry veterans Dr. John Atkin to its board of directors and Dr. Pat N. Confalone to its scientific advisory board.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Companies
HLS and Harlan Labs appointed Corporate Vice President for Global Strategic Marketing
The contract research companies, Huntingdon Life Sciences(HLS) and Harlan Laboratories, recently announced the appointment of Joseph Bedford, Ph.D. as Corporate Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Products
BASF expands Armezon® herbicide to Western Canada
BASF Canada has recently expanded the availability of Armezon® herbicide (topramezone)to include Western Canada.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Products
China first granted fungicide β-sitosterol registration
Chinese agrochemical company Shaanxi Sunger Road Bio-science has recently been granted temporal registration from ICAMA (Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture) of 0.66% β-sitosterol technical and its end use product 0.06% ME containing this active ingredient.   Read More
Crop Protection Stewardship and Food Safety
In crop protection products, stewardship is a holistic product life-cycle approach whereby their benefits are maximized through responsible and judicious use while risks are minimized through educating the users against indiscriminate and unscrupulous usage.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Regulations
Canada announces pesticide review plan
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the plans for pesticide re-evaluation and special review work for the years 2015-2018. There are some 35 active ingredients or groups of ais to be re-evaluated between April 2015 and March 2016.   Read More
May. 29, 2015Companies
Nufarm announces key promotions in ornamental leadership
Nufarm Americas, Inc. recently announced the appointment of three Ornamental Region Managers in target regions across the U.S. in efforts to capitalize on the company’s position in the U.S. Ornamental market.   Read More
German Ministers call for EU-wide ban on Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide
Monsanto may be expanding its operations in the United States, but elsewhere, lawmakers, scientists, activists and ordinary citizens are increasingly questioning (and in many cases banning) the introduction of GM crops, along with the use of the glyphosate herbicide (Monsanto’s Roundup).   Read More
May. 28, 2015Markets
India PM pushes for technology-driven agriculture
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for technology-driven agriculture, including genetically engineered crops such as pulses, to boost farmer earnings and meet increasing demand while launching the Doordarshan Kisan channel for farmers.   Read More
May. 28, 2015Companies
Nufarm appoints Cameron Copley as golf leadership
Nufarm Americas, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Cameron Copley to a newly-­‐created role designed to continue to establish the company as a key supplier to the golf market.   Read More
May. 28, 2015Companies
Ceres Inc. awarded U.S. patent for innovation in soybean
Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE), an agricultural biotechnology company, has been awarded a U.S. patent for a genetic sequence derived from soybean, covering uses of the gene in areas such as research, product development and plant transformation.   Read More
May. 28, 2015Companies
Bayer establishes subsidiary Bayer Middle Africa in Nigeria
Bayer now has a stronger presence in Africa with the inauguration of its subsidiary Bayer Middle Africa Limited in Lagos to serve its customers in Nigeria.   Read More
May. 28, 2015Regulations
EU to revisit ban on insecticides over bee die-off
European authorities have waded back into the hotly contested debate over whether the world's most widely used insecticides are harming bees.   Read More
May. 28, 2015Products
US EPA approves Monsanto's Warrant Ultra herbicide
Soybean and cotton growers looking for new tools to manage weeds will have a new, first-of-its-kind option in 2016 with Monsanto’s Warrant Ultra Herbicide, a premix of acetochlor and fomesafen approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month.   Read More
May. 28, 2015Companies
Bayer CropScience at the ISF World Seed Congress 2015 in Kraków, Poland
Bayer CropScience is committed to proactive stewardship to underline the company’s strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. "We help growers around the world produce high-quality and high-yielding crops," said Matthias Haug, Head of SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience. "   Read More
May. 28, 2015Companies
Monsanto moving forward with new canola products and biotech wheat
Biotech wheat is still several years away, but the seed company Monsanto will be making some important decisions in the near future. Monsanto Regional Director for State Government Affairs Duane Simpson said the company is finishing with phase two of their first generation biotech wheat and they will decide soon when they will advance into phase three.   Read More
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