Fertilizers & Pesticides

Study claims organic food will not make you healthier

Organic food basketA new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University reveals that eating organic food will not make you healthier, although it could cut your exposure to pesticides

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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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