Corteva Agriscience Inatreq™ Active gets approval in Belgium

Corteva Agriscience announced that Belgium has approved the registration of an Inatreq™ active product. Questar™and AquinoTM fungicide with Inatreq™ active, now approved for sale and use in Belgium, are a new, naturally derived fungicide that offers market-leading curative and protectant control ...Read more

Nufarm and CROP.ZONE ties up for hybrid herbicide solutions in Europe  

    The Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm and the German ag-tech startup CROP.ZONE have entered into a cooperation agreement. The collaboration aims for launching Nufarm's and CROP.ZONE's hybrid herbicide solutions across major European markets, starting with the implementatio...Read more

Lely, Netherlands launches 'Horizon' dairy automation application

Maassluis, Netherlands based Lely introduces a new application for dairy automation which connects data from all relevant equipment and suppliers on the farm in one management system. Called Lely Horizon, the new farm management application is a real decision-support platform, which analyses data, offers insights ...Read more

BASF to concentrate glufosinate-ammonium production  

  BASF will close its site in Muskegon, Michigan (USA), and one out of three production plants at its site in Knapsack (Germany). These sites produce glufosinate-ammonium (GA), a non-selective herbicide, and its intermediates. The closures are expected to be finalized by 2022 at the latest; in total, they wi...Read more

Internal teat sealants could prevent bovine intramammary infection: Study

Managing cow’s health and performance is an uphill battle for dairy farmers. Cows are prone to intramammary infection, which is at its highest at drying off and around calving and also during the first days of lactation, making dry cow management fundamental to any on-farm mastitis control program. Using int...Read more

Agtech startup Ÿnsect Series C funding hits $372 Mn

 Paris based Ÿnsect, a global leader in natural insect protein and fertilizer production has received total financing of  $425 million, more than the total amount raised by the entire insect protein sector globally. The capital will allow the company to complete the largest insect farm in the world,...Read more

PerkinElmer launches first fully automated workflow for cannabis

UK-based PerkinElmer Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, has recently launched the cannabis industry’s first fully-automated liquid handling sample preparation and LC/MS/MS analysis workflow for pesticide residue testing of cannabis and hemp flower samples. The new end-to-end...Read more

Researchers discover new disease affecting maize

Researchers at the University of Göttingen, Germany have recently discovered that one Trichoderma species can cause severe rot in cobs of maize (corn). The results were published in the journal Frontiers in Agronomy. The massive outbreak of a previously unknown species of Trichoderma on corn cobs in Eur...Read more

Study reveals, hand pollination increases cocoa yield & farmer income

A research team from the University of Göttingen, Germany has recently investigated the relative importance of the use of pesticides, fertilizers and manual pollination in a well-replicated field trial in Indonesian agroforestry systems. The results showed an increase in both cocoa yield and farming income; n...Read more

CLAAS launches 3 new agri equipment

  CLAAS came out with three new agricultural equipment on September 24, 2020 that promise to help farmers in varied agricultural endeavors. The German leader in this space has launched ‘Max Cut’ cutter bar is now available from 2.2m working width. CLAAS has introduced two new ranges of rear mower...Read more

BASF acquires proprietary technology for L-glufosinate ammonium

BASF SE is a German multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. BASF has recently acquired the proprietary Glu-L™ technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis™, an industry leader for the development of biotechnological innovations for crop protection. With th...Read more

European Commission approves Bayer’s XtendFlex Soybeans technology  

     Bayer announced that the European Commission has authorized XtendFlex soybean technology for food, feed, import and processing in the European Union. This milestone represents the final key authorization for XtendFlex soybeans. With this approval in hand, Bayer can now look forward to a full ...Read more