EPA shuts down Amazon's sale of illegal pesticides

The Seattle office of the US Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that it has issued a 'stop sale' order to Amazon.com to prevent sales on the platform of potentially dangerous or ineffective unregistered pesticides and pesticide devices making illegal and misleading claims, including multip...Read more

Bayer CropScience posts Rs 9,182 Mn Q3 FY 20-21 revenue

Bayer CropScience Limited has announced its unaudited results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2020. In the third quarter (Q3) of Financial Year (FY) 2020-21, Bayer CropScience Limited (BCSL) earned Revenue from Operations of ₹9,182 million, as compared to ₹8,540 million in the corresponding ...Read more

Rovensa acquires Crop protection company Oro Agri

  Rovensa, a Lisbon-based company, has acquired US based Oro Agri, Inc., a global leader in bio-rational crop protection and adjuvant technology. Oro Agri currently distributes its crop protection products in 85 countries around the world. The combined companies will offer customers increased marketing, sale...Read more

Insectides purging pollinators like bees & flies at alarming rate: Study

Two studies by scientists at Bristol's Schools of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Biological Sciences have recently shown that these insecticides affect the amount of sleep taken by both bumblebees and fruit flies, which may help us understand why insect pollinators are vanishing from the wild. Dr K...Read more

BASF's Axalion-based eco-friendly insecticide to hit Indian shores by 2024

 BASF has started the global registration for a new insecticide active ingredient. The company submitted the regulatory dossiers for the Axalion™ insecticide in Australia and Korea. This step marks a key milestone in further expanding BASF’s global insecticide portfolio and the company’s pos...Read more

GST on pesticides should be brought on par with seeds, fertilisers in Budget-21: PMFAI

The Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)  has demanded that the government in the forthcoming Budget should reduce GST to 5 per cent from the current 18 per cent on pesticides in line with other farm inputs like seeds and fertilisers. That apart, the government should increas...Read more

GRDC, Bayer Cropscience to continue 'Herbicide Innovation Partnership' till 2025

 A major international collaboration aimed at developing innovative weed management solutions for Australian grain growers will enter a new phase of discovery. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Crop Science division of Bayer announced that the Herbicide Innovation Partnership (HIP...Read more

Bayer launches Vayego Forte to combat banana weevil borer

Registered in August 2020, Vayego Forte has introduced a new insecticide mode of action to the industry, containing 480 g/L of the Group 28 insecticide tetraniliprole in a suspension concentrate formulation. The product brings other significant benefits to the market, including not flaring mites, low application r...Read more

UPL opens a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gujarat  

 UPL Ltd. has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Jhagadia, located in the state of Gujarat, India. The facility will support the production of clethodim, one of the largest selective post-emergence herbicides in the world used to control annual and perennial grasses in a wid...Read more

Syngenta launches spiropidion based insecticide in US

Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective and environmentally sustainable manner. In North America, S...Read more

ICRISAT, ICAR to conduct expert workshop on chickpea diseases

From December 16 to 18, 2020 the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, RAK College of Agriculture, Sehore and ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP), will jointly conduct an international expert workshop on 'Chickpea Diseases–Detection, Phenotypin...Read more

BASF launches Renestra insecticide for Soyabean

  BASF‘s Agricultural Solutions division has introduced Renestra™ insecticide for the 2021 growing season. This new tool provides soybean farmers with a complete solution for controlling a wide range of insect pests and soybean aphids that have developed resistance to traditional chemistries. &n...Read more