Agriculture

FAO warns impacts of viruses, plagues and economic damage on food security in Asia-Pacific

fao locusts 4 JuneWhile the world fights to slow the spread of COVID-19, countries in South Asia are simultaneously responding to plagues of locusts, cyclones and a deadly livestock disease, all of which threaten to worsen hunger and the livelihoods of millions of people, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

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AI gives double-digit return to sweetcorn grower

Digital Twin of Sweetcorn bigA leading UK agribusiness estimates savings of greater than US$7.52mn due to AI that predicts crops’ shipment window three times earlier than previously possible

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Scarab Solutions discusses solutions to combat two-spotted spider mite challenge in rose farming

rose scarab feag 2 JuneScarab Solutions' CEO Dr Lisbeth Riis has highlighted a three-step formula to help rose growers overcome the two-spotted spider mite challenge, applying the lessons learnt on Kenyan farms with biological control of spider mites

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Perstorp launches Amicult K42 fertiliser product

Perstorp fertiliserGlobal speciality chemical provider Perstorp has launched Amicult K42, chloride-free potassium product that aims to protect crops against frost damage

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Open data critical to manage locust outbreak in India, says GODAN executive director

Desert Locusts FEAGSpeaking on the locust outbreak in India, Andre Laperriere, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), has highlighted that open data can be effective in planning and mitigating the outbreak

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