Agriculture

Protectant copper fungicide still the first choice for tropical tree crops

FungicideCopper fungicides are still the most widely used protectant fungicides for tree crop disease control in the tropics, having undergone continuous development in formulation technology and spray application technique over the last 100 plus years

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World cereal production to reduce 2.6 per cent in 2012

Maize02In a new forecast, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation reveals that world cereal production will be reduced by 2.6 per cent by the end of 2012 following last year's record crop

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Indonesia white sugar output to rise 14 per cent in 2012

Sugar-IndoIndonesia's white sugar production could rise as much as 14 per cent in 2012 to 2.4 million tonnes, helped by good weather, but will miss a government target because of a lack of land to plant cane

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FAO Food Price Index up 1.4 per cent in September

Milk-FAOFollowing two months of stability, the FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in September 2012, up 1.4 per cent, or 3 points, from its level in August

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DNA sequencing to create new rice variety with greater health benefits

IRRI-DNADNA techniques are being used to analyse genes in rice in pioneering research which aims to develop a new variety of the grain with greater health benefits

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