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The IRRI’s action plan recommends increasing biodiversity on rice farms and regulating the marketing and use of insecticides – including banning certain insecticides in rice
The 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.
Soybean 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.
The 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.
Effective control of stored-grain pests and diseases with minimal pesticide use requires an integrated approach combining sanitation, monitoring, and other preventive practices.