• How nematodes outsmart the defenses of pests 2019-11-18
    The western corn rootworm, one of the world's most damaging maize pests, can use plant defense compounds to defend itself against its own natural enemies, so-called entomopathogenic nematodes. However, the nematodes can become immune against these compounds in turn, which enhance...
  • Experts unlock key to photosynthesis, a find that could help us meet food security demands 2019-11-18
    Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis being ‘redesigned' to achieve higher yields and meet urgent food security needs.The study, led by the University of Sheffield and published today (We...
  • Interpretation of the Latest Policy of Biopesticides in China 2019-11-18
    With the improvement of the public's awareness of environmental protection and food safety, chemical pesticides are facing strict regulations, and people are calling for safe and effective biopesticides. The global biocontrols market has been increasing rapidly from a million dol...
  • Trade war’s forgotten farmers get crushed in U.S. cotton country 2019-11-14
    Cotton is falling victim to the trade war with China. ( Farm Journal )American cotton farmers are having such a difficult year that even a potential trade deal between the U.S. and China is likely to offer them little comfort.That would have been unthinkable just a few months ago...
  • Six exciting agtech projects coming to agriculture in five years 2019-11-11
    The new wave of agriculture technology is here, and it looks a lot like the tech disruptions we're seeing everywhere else. From familiar tools like social networks to cutting-edge tech like self-driving vehicles, farming is going digital, and stakeholders will have a lot of innov...
  • Market dynamics, application of new slow and controlled-release fertilizers in China 2019-11-11
    As the the most important type of agricultural input, fertilizers account for 50% of total expenditure in agricultural production, with chemical fertilizers being used in 55% of food production. However, high fertilization levels have led to low utilization ratios. In China, the ...
  • Latin American Agrochemical Market from Perspectives of Local Companies, International Companies, Chinese Companies 2019-11-11
    Latin American agriculture is endowed with unique competitive advantages, such as abundant land resources, fertile soil, adequate water resources and favorable climate conditions. However, the inputs that are necessary for agricultural development in the region, which are fertili...
  • Agrigenomics Yields a Next-Gen Cornucopia 2019-11-04
    Consumers may soon begin purchasing fun-sized fruits and vegetables, as well as processed foods that incorporate healthier ingredients, such as oils that are relatively free of “unhealthy” fats. And producers may be able to grow crops that are drought- and flood-tolerant, yield m...
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