Fertilizers & Pesticides

More fluid approach needed for plant nutrition

Terry-TomatoTargeting soluble nutrients by spraying or fertigation (nutrients dissolved in irrigation water) onto the foliage gives a more efficient and effective outcome

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IFA appoints new director general

Charlotte_Hebebrand01The Council of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) has appointed Charlotte Hebebrand as its new director general

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IRRI calls for ban on certain insecticides in rice production

The IRRI’s action plan recommends increasing biodiversity on rice farms and regulating the marketing and use of insecticides – including banning certain insecticides in riceThe IRRI’s action plan recommends increasing biodiversity on rice farms and regulating the marketing and use of insecticides – including banning certain insecticides in rice

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Rise in fertilizer consumption expected in 2012

Fertilizer sector has now fully recuperated from the setback of 2008/09 and is maintaining a steady stream of investment in new capacityThe International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) has released its short-term Fertilizer Outlook 2012-2013 to the public. The report shows that the fertilizer sector has now fully recuperated from the setback of 2008/09 and is maintaining a steady stream of investment in new capacity, capitalizing on the positive forecasts of a 3 per cent increase in consumption worldwide for the main nutrients – nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) – in 2012.

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Farmers gain new tools to protect soybeans from pests

Soybean growers now have access to a revolutionary biological mode of action to help protect their crop from nematodesSoybean growers now have access to a revolutionary biological mode of action to help protect their crop from nematodes – as well as other pests – as part of an agreement announced recently by Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Company.

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