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CGIAR disease diagnosis app receives funding

A smartphone app developed by the global research partnership, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s (CGIAR), programme on roots, tubers and bananas has won a $100,000 award.
International Research

Global study highlights Bt resistance

A global study of data from 36 genetically modified insect-resistant Bt crops has identified pest resistance in 16 cases in 2016. 
Research International

Study identifies scenarios for global spread of wheat stem rust

Researchers from the UK University of Cambridge, the UK Met Office and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) have used adapted modelling systems to predict the timing and pattern of spread of wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f sp tritici) globally.

International Research

EU notifies WTO of planned neonic ban

The European Commission has notified the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade of its draft decisions to ban outdoor uses of three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.

EU International

Researchers map bollworm/earworm genomes

Scientists at the Australian government research organisation, the CSIRO, and international collaborators have mapped the complete genomes of the closely related pests, cotton bollworms (Helicoverpa armigera) and corn earworms (H zea). 
Australia International

BASF to debut chlorfenapyr-based mosquito net

BASF is preparing to launch the chlorfenapyr insecticide-treated mosquito net, Interceptor G2, following its recommendation by the UN WHO.
International WHO

Last week for sending Agrow Awards applications

There is just one week to go before the deadline of July 18th for applying to one of the 16 categories in Agrow Awards 2017. 
Commercial International

Deadline approaches for Agrow Awards applications

The deadline for making an entry to the Agrow Awards is fast approaching with less than four weeks to go until July 18th.
International Commercial

Agrow launches R&D Pipeline Tracker

Agrow adds a new dimension to its tracking and reporting of research and development taking place within the crop protection industry with the launch of its new R&D Pipeline Tracker.

International Product

ICUP 2017

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) 2017 is to be held in Birmingham, UK from July 9th-12th 2017.

Events United Kingdom

20-year agchem use drop from GM crops

The reduction in agrochemical usage associated with genetically modified crops amounted to 8.1% between 1996 and 2015, according to the latest analysis by UK consultancy P G Economics. It points to a 618,700 tonne decrease in herbicide and insecticide use over the period. The trend continues the decline seen in previous years. Usage fell by 8.2% between 1996 and 2014.

International Input Traits

Mitsui & Co acquires Top Seeds

Japanese company Mitsui & Co has acquired Israeli seed company Top Seeds (Moshav Sharona) and renamed it Top Seeds International.

M&A Israel
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