Fertilizers & Pesticides

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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Fertilizers vital component of sustainable farming

Fertilizer_editedThe International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) recently released its medium-term Fertilizer Outlook 2011-2015. The report clearly highlights the interdependence of the fertilizer industry and the agricultural sector.

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Integrated management of stored grain

Maintaining_cerealEffective control of stored-grain pests and diseases with minimal pesticide use requires an integrated approach combining sanitation, monitoring, and other preventive practices.

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China Agritech appoints new VP of finance

China Agritech, Inc., a leading organic compound fertilizer manufacturer and distributor in China, recently announced the appointment of Ms. Choco Tan as VP of Finance. Ms. Linda Dai, who previously served as VP of Finance, will head the internal auditing department going forward.

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