ICL launches organo-mineral fertilizer range

Israel Chemicals Ltd has recently announced the launch of Gronamic – a new range of organo-mineral fertilizers. The Gronamic range comprises various analyses and particle sizes and is designed for all types of fine and coarse turf. UK sales and development manager Ed Carter said: “The introduction of ...Read more

ICAR assess impact of Covid-19 lockdown on agriculture, allied sectors

Government agri-research body ICAR is assessing the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on agriculture and allied sectors and taking measures to minimise its effect on the country’s food security, a senior ICAR official said.     The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for co...Read more

Summit Agro USA launches Verdepryn insecticide and Timorex Act fungicide  

   Summit Agro USA has recently announced the launch of two new products – Verdepryn 100SL insecticide and Timorex Act fungicide. Verdepryn insecticide allows growers to maximize both yields and crop quality by providing exceptional broad-spectrum insect control in pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes,...Read more

US EPA announces new tool for soybean growers to combat weeds  

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the registration of the use of isoxaflutole on genetically engineered soybeans, providing soybean farmers with a new tool they can use to control weeds that have become resistant to many other herbicides. “We’ve heard from farmers across...Read more

BASF’s Alite 27 herbicide receives EPA registration

 BASF has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Alite 27 herbicide for use in select counties across Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Tennessee. Alite 27 herbicide is the first and only group 27 herbicide (4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase, HPPD) ...Read more

ARI scientists identify bacteria capable of methane mitigation in rice plants

Scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), have isolated 45 different strains of methanotrophic bacteria which have been found to be capable of reducing methane emissions from rice plants.  Methanotrophs metabolis...Read more

NEC and Kagome to provide AI-enabled services that improve tomato yields

 NEC Corporation today announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership agreement with Kagome Co., Ltd. to launch agricultural management support services utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) for leading tomato processing companies. The new service capitalizes on NEC's AI-enabled agricultural ICT platfo...Read more

Mondias completes CELEXT07 evaluation with Premier Tech

Mondias Natural Products Inc. (NHP.V) (the "Company" or "Mondias") specializing in evidence-based natural products for the healthcare, bio-agriculture and functional beverages markets recently announced that the Company has successfully completed the initial research studies previously announced with Premier Tech....Read more

NBRI Lucknow develops white fly- resistant variety of cotton

Whiteflies are one of the top 10 devastating pests in the world that damage more than 2000 plant species and function as vectors for some 200-plant viruses. Cotton is one of the worst hit crops by whiteflies. In 2015, two third of the cotton crop was destroyed by the pest in Punjab. In a move to fight against whit...Read more

ARI develops bio- fortified, high protein wheat variety  

    Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, have developed a biofortified durum wheat variety MACS 4028, which shows high protein content.  The wheat variety developed by the ARI scient...Read more

Bionema inks MoU with Scientia Colombia for sustainable Biocontrol

Scientia Colombia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with world-leading biopesticide technology developer Bionema, to collaborate on making more environmentally sustainable biological controls available in the fight against pests and diseases in less developed countries.    Leading biopesti...Read more

Corteva Agriscience and AgPlenus ties up to develop new herbicides

Corteva Agriscience and AgPlenus, a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., announced that they have entered into a multi-year collaboration for the development of novel herbicides. The collaboration will combine Corteva’s strengths in crop protection product discovery and development with AgPlenus’ expertise in d...Read more