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Syngenta/IVCC's new ai enters early development

A new insecticide active ingredient being developed by Syngenta with a novel mode of action to address resistance in the control of malaria vectors is entering the early development phase.
International R&D

Agchem companies pledge anti-malaria R&D support

Several agrochemical companies have pledged to support further research and development of malaria vector control.
International R&D

Global crop protection market flat in 2017

Global chemical-based crop protection sales inched up by 0.2% to $53,695 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Agrow parent company Informa’s seed and agrochemical consultancy, Phillips McDougall.
International Product

Agchem use risks falling in Brazil

The risks to health from pesticide use have been falling heavily in Brazil over the past decade and half.
Brazil International

Agrow's top ten most-read articles in 2017

Not surprisingly, articles related to news developments in the mega mergers and acquisitions going on within the crop protection industry during 2017 made up the bulk of Agrow’s top ten most-read articles in 2017.
International Operations

A peek into some new digital farming technologies

The latest in digital technologies were at the forefront in the Agritechnica exhibition held at Hanover, Germany from November 12th-18th. Agrow contributor Brian Hicks reports on some of the technologies that generated the most interest and received awards.

International

Study predicts outcome of potential glyphosate ban

A study by UK and US researchers predicts that global restrictions on the use of glyphosate herbicide would result in annual farm income losses of some $6,757 million. 
International Herbicides & PGRs

Seven new ISO agchem names OK'd

The ISO Technical Committee on Common Names for Pesticides has provisionally approved seven new active ingredient names, of which five come from Japanese companies. 

International Product

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
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