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Sep. 19, 2014Products
Certis receives organic status for fungicide Karma
Karma, the new fungicide from Certis Europe for controlling apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) has been granted organic status.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Companies
Sharda Cropchem plans IPO to raise Rs352 crore
Sharda Cropchem plans IPO to raise Rs352 croreCrop protection chemical company Sharda Cropchem plans to enter the capital market with its initial public offering (IPO) of 22,555,124 equity shares of face value of Rs.10 each. The equity shares are proposed to be listed on the BSE and the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Companies
Certis considers the future of protected cropping
Certis considers the future of protected croppingCan you imagine fresh produce growing on the roof of your local supermarket, in a warehouse under artificial lighting or on floating greenhouses? These things are beginning to happen already but by 2030 how will technology change and expand production further?   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Companies
East-West Seed announces marketing collaboration with Monsanto
East-West Seed announces marketing collaboration with MonsantoEast-West Seed is now the exclusive distributor of vegetable seed products from Monsanto’s Seminis and De Ruiter in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. East-West Seed will sell these high quality sub-tropical and temperate vegetable varieties under its well-known brand.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Markets
New race of downy mildew in spinach receives official designation
The International Working Group on Peronospora farinosa (IWGP) has officially designated the isolate UA4712 as race Pfs:15. This new race of the downy mildew pathogen, which beats the resistance of a number of key spinach varieties, was first discovered in November 2012 in Imperial Valley, USA.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Companies
Bayer plans to focus entirely on Life Science businesses
Bayer plans to focus entirely on Life Science businessesBayer intends in the future to focus entirely on the Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – and float MaterialScience on the stock market as a separate company. In this way Bayer is positioning itself as a world-leading company in the field of human, animal and plant health. The Supervisory Board unanimously has already approved the Board of Management's plans on Thursday.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Markets
Brazil defines residue control policy 2014/15
Brazil Ministry of Agriculture has defined 2014/2015 plan for monitoring and control of pesticide residues in food of plant origin. It was published at the Daily Official Gazette named the National Residue Control and Contaminants on plant origin Products (PNRC).   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Markets
GMOs saved 36 bn liters of water in Brazil
Since the first release of GM seeds in Brazil in 1996, not less than 35.54 billions of water were saved in the country, according to a study from Céleres consultancy. The figure cover 1996/97 to 2012/13.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Companies
Biobest completes acquisition of The Bug Factory
Biobest announced the closing of the acquisition of 100 % of the shares of The Bug Factory.The Bug Factory has been Biobest’s exclusive distributor in Western Canada since 2003. The Bug Factory has also produced certain beneficials complementary to Biobest’s own product range and has served a number of customers in the US market.   Read More
Sep. 19, 2014Products
Agform receives approval for herbicides Blutron
Agform receives approval for herbicides BlutronUK agchem company Agform has received UK approval for herbicides Blutron (250g/litre isoproturon and 50g/litre diflufenican), and Blutron Plus (250g/litre isoproturon and 100g/litre diflufenican), for control of annual meadowgrass and a wide range of broad-leaved weeds.   Read More
Sep. 18, 2014Science&Research
Sindag and Embrapa study agchem aerial application in Brazil
The Brazilian National Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and aerial pesticide applicator association (Sindag) are carrying the most outreaching study on technology of aerial application of agchem in Brazil. The study evaluates the types of chemicals and its techniques to seek the most effective model on combating pests.   Read More
Sep. 18, 2014Products
Do’s and Don’ts of applying Gowan’s Avadex Granules
With the unprecedented high demand for Avadex Excel 15G (tri-allate) as an integral part of a successful black-grass control programme, it is important that both experienced users as well as the many new users appreciate the critical do’s and don’ts for its application.   Read More
Talking about the topic “Brazilian Pesticides Registration – Critical Issues”, Mr. Flavio Hirata, a partner at AllierBrasil, listed factors such as  “No clear reasons by agencies [to deny a registration]; [there are] Mistakes by the agencies; Manufacturers are not prepared to understand and accomplish Brazilian pesticides registration; and the products are more toxic than the reference”
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