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Company news – MarApr19 part1

Company news – MarApr19 part1

| April 8, 2019

New products for the Italian market New equipment for the control of viruses, bacteria and weeds are on their way from Copyr. The company has partnered with IGEBA for the exclusive distribution of nebulisers in the Italian market. With over 50 years of consolidated experience and R&D of insecticide formulation, Copyr has turned to the […]

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Company news – MarApr19 part2

Company news – MarApr19 part2

| April 8, 2019

STK & Sipcam announce exclusive distribution agreement STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israel-based leader in bio-ag technologies for sustainable agriculture, and Sipcam, a global leader in crop protection products, are announcing an exclusive agreement for the distribution and market development of Timorex® Gold bio fungicide throughout Spain. Under this exclusive agreement, Sipcam Iberia will market […]

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Advice from the Space Station

Advice from the Space Station

| April 8, 2019

Farmers irrigating their crops may soon be getting some help from space. In 2018, scientists launched ECOSTRESS, a new instrument now attached to the International Space Station. Its mission: to gather data on how plants use water across the world. The ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) helps scientists answer three broad […]

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Smartphone app is the farmer’s newest weapon in crop protection

Smartphone app is the farmer’s newest weapon in crop protection

| April 7, 2019

Scientists are creating a new smartphone app to help farmers and growers tackle the pests destroying their crops, and it could soon have a major impact on the way information about the natural world is gathered, stored and accessed worldwide. The team of researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, is designing and building the […]

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DNA scan crop failure solution is a UK first

DNA scan crop failure solution is a UK first

| April 7, 2019

In a UK first, a pioneering scientific research company has introduced a new way for growers to test their plants and crops for harmful fungi and bacteria, allowing action to be taken before it’s too late. Eurofins Agro UK has introduced scientific testing to the UK which can detect an issue before it becomes visible, […]

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Hands on course on arthropods

Hands on course on arthropods

| April 7, 2019

The Parasitology and Entomology team at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, is organising an entomology course which will be held from the 26th to 30th of August 2019. The title of the course will be: “Hands on Course on Arthropods of Medical and Veterinary Significance: A global perspective, from theory to practice”, highlighting […]

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Natural weapon used by marigolds

Natural weapon used by marigolds

| April 7, 2019

Scientists have revealed for the first time the natural weapon used by marigolds to protect tomato plants against destructive whiteflies. Researchers from Newcastle University’s School of Natural and Environmental Sciences carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations – marigolds repel tomato whiteflies. Publishing their findings in the […]

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First ever plantain resistant to banana streak virus

First ever plantain resistant to banana streak virus

| April 7, 2019

Using the gene editing tool CRISPR, a team of scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has announced that they have developed banana and plantain varieties that are resistant to banana streak virus (BSV). BSV is hampering the crop’s production in Africa and threatening the food and income of millions of farmers. BSV […]

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The first isopropanol-azole is introduced to the market

The first isopropanol-azole is introduced to the market

| April 4, 2019

Farmers face many challenges in managing their farms profitably, including fewer products available to address increasing resistance. This reduction stems from steadily tightening regulations and the difficulty of finding new active ingredients. BASF’s fungicide innovation Revysol® is the first isopropanol-azole being introduced to the market. This makes its approval in the EU an important milestone […]

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More sustainable tea production in India

More sustainable tea production in India

| April 4, 2019

CABI scientists have revealed that India’s tea – which accounts for around 27 percent of the world’s tea production – could be protected from devastating crop pests with more environmentally friendly and sustainable biological controls rather than an over reliance on pesticides. As part of research funded by Unilever and working with partners including the […]

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