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Europe suffers fall in R&D and new ais

The number of active ingredients being developed and introduced in Europe is steadily decreasing even as global expenditure on agricultural R&D is on the rise, according to a study by UK consultancy company Phillips McDougall commissioned by the European Crop Protection Association. From an average four new agrochemical ai introductions in Europe per year during the 1980s and 1990s, the number has fallen to 1.2 during the decade between 2005 and 2014.



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