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Coffee leaf rust control using cuprous oxide fungicide

Coffee_leaf_rust_web_2Copper fungicides first used against coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) on the Indian sub-continent during the 19th century remain the mainstay for control of this most important disease of coffee, now present in all main coffee growing regions of the world.

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Carabao mango: Philippine’s sweet pride

sweet-guimaras-mangoCarabao mango’s distinct succulent taste puts the country on the international map as having the world’s best mango. If foreigners are asked on what makes their visit to the Philippines memorable, they would only blurt out one word: mangoes.

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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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UNCTAD promotes foreign investment in agriculture

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in agriculture—a long-neglected sector—tripled between the start of the decade and the onset of the global recession, climbing from US $2 billion in 2000 to $6 billion in 2006-2008.

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Immediate passage of US-South Korea pact urged

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applauded the successful negotiations between the U.S. and South Korea aimed at resolving areas that have prevented advancement of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

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