Sumitomo Corporation and MustGrow Biologics announce exclusive agreement

- Exclusive agreement with Sumitomo Corporation to evaluate MustGrow’s technology to determine commercial potential.- Sumitomo Corporation has option to acquire exclusive rights to MustGrow’s technology for preplant soil fumigation, bioherbicide, postharvest and food preservation for potatoes, and bananas in North, Central, and South America.- Sumitomo Corporation to fund and drive all field development, including toxicology, safety, efficacy, and regulatory work necessary for commercialization....
2021-08-06 04:08:34 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

Argentina SENASA considering to ban chlorpyrifos

Amid the arduous debates about the use and abuse of agrochemicals in agricultural production in the country, the Argentina Agrifood Health and Quality Service (SENASA) has decided to ban chlorpyrifos, a dangerous organophosphate insecticide commonly used in various crops.The prohibition process would be gradual and although the timeline has not been confirmed at this juncture, it is estimated that the entire mechanism will cover little more than a year but the process is already underway.In the ...
2021-04-09 03:04:35 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

U.K. may allow gene editing, first nation in Europe to do so

In the wake of Brexit, the United Kingdom is hearing from supporters and opponents of gene editing as the government considers deregulating the technology when it produces organisms that could have been achieved through conventional breeding.Commenting on the "consultation," as it is called, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization said the UK "has the unique opportunity to be the first country within Europe to establish a path forward for genome editing technologies," which would give farmers ...
2021-03-26 04:03:17 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

Massive fire breaks out at UPL plant in Gujarat’s Bharuch, 24 injured

A major blast shook Gujarat’s Bharuch district in the early hours of Tuesday. The explosion resulted in a massive fire at United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) company’s plant at Jhagadia unit. At least, 24 people have been injured in the incident and so far no fatalities has been confirmed, said reports. It is being told that the incident happened around 2 am in the morning, all the injured have been admitted to the hospital. Currently, the cause of the incident has not been known. Firemen are trying...
2021-02-25 02:02:30 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

Biologicals registered/launched in 2020 – Patented technologies strengthening market position

As concerns about the environmental footprint of agriculture continue to grow, farmers and consumers are increasingly demanding ecological products. Biopesticide and biostimulant manufacturers who commit themselves to develop environmentally friendly agri-solutions, undoubtedly contribute to expanding the spectrum of green tools for crop production. A great number of biologicals entered markets worldwide in 2020.Among these products, those granted patents demonstrate their uniqueness. A patent c...
2021-02-20 09:02:18 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

2020 Overview of Globally Registered, Launched Pesticides and Analysis of Key Varieties

As basic pesticide-related issues are gradually being solved, more requirements for new applications are emerging, such as coping with pesticide resistance, maintaining safety and greenness, increasing product utilization rates, and responding to decreased biodiversity. In line with current demands, the development of new ingredients for global pesticides is becoming increasingly difficult, resulting in the slow decrease of the research and development efficiency of pesticides. Therefore, more t...
2021-02-08 12:02:06 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

Brazil: Top 10 AIs and How Re-Evaluations Will Impact Major Chemistries

Phytosanitary products are developed to help control diseases, pests, and harmful herbs that affect crops and that, depending on the climatic conditions, could manifest themselves with greater intensity.In general, the countries that are in the intertropical zone, (which is the strip that surrounds the Ecuador, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn) suffer a more intense attack on crops due to the tropical climate. That is the typical warm climate in this area, in a band that ...
2021-02-04 02:02:39 | Category : Industrial News | Read More

US: ARA watching pesticide transport and dicamba issues in EPA

The president and CEO of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) says they hope the Biden EPA addresses transport requirements for restricted-use pesticides and clarifies other regulations.Daren Coppock tells Brownfield current regulations on transport began with paraquat but are going to apply to other pesticides if the rules aren’t changed. They require transporters to be certified applicators even if they have no intention of applying the pesticides…“If you’re transporting on a truck, fr...
2021-01-29 11:01:30 | Category : Industrial News | Read More