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European discovery sheds light on how melon crops resist CMV virus

Latest research conducted by the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain has identified a protein that could make melons resistant to the destructive cucumber mosaic virus (CMV). This pathogen can infect over 1200...

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Genetic Toxicology: Ensuring Safe and Sustainable Agrochemicals

The European Union's Plant Protection Regulation 1107/2009 requires a comprehensive evaluation of the genotoxic potential of the active substances contained within key products used by farmers for pest control and to maintain affordable food production in...

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Efficient potato planting helped by new Nemathorin Granupac

New packaging for Nemathorin nematicide granules has been designed to make handling and use cleaner and more efficient during busy potato planting seasons. The Granupac features ergonomically moulded handles that will make filling hoppers mounted on...

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Commission addresses the availability and affordability of fertilisers

Fertilisers play a significant role in food security. Their production and their cost largely depend on natural gas. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, a global mineral fertiliser and energy crisis is now weighing...

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High levels of Septoria found in wheat plant samples

Independent rapid diagnostic tests of wheat plants have highlighted significant levels of Septoria in crops as European growers prepare their T2 fungicide applications. In the UK in particular, the warm weather, heavy dews and rain showers...

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Multi-site Fungicide Provides Reliable Return on Investment

Field trials carried out in the UK between 2018 and 2021 have shown that the inclusion of a multi-site fungicide in spring spray programmes contributes to yield improvements of up to 0.6 t/ha in winter sown...

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Glyphosate – EFSA and ECHA Launch Consultations

Parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate have been launched by EFSA and ECHA. EFSA is gathering feedback on the renewal assessment report, while ECHA’s consultation is on the harmonized classification and labelling report....

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EFSA Take a Major Step Forward in Reversing the Decline of Insect Pollinators

The continued decline in insect pollinators, in particular honey bees, in Europe is being investigated after a request from European Parliament’s Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to assess the combined effects...

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October 2020 European university publishes results on sensitivity differences in amphibians following fungicide exposure

  For the assessment of safety of crop protection products and aquatic amphibian exposure, most ecotoxicological studies concentrate on testing tadpoles in stage 25 (Gosner Stage). Earlier this year research was completed which examined the representativeness...

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Developing the Metabolism Database for Residues in Fish

Fish farming is increasingly dependent on plant commodities as a source of feed, leading to an increased risk for pesticide residues in aquaculture diets and consequently their transfer into aquaculture food products. The commenting phase for...

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Latest Regulatory News

Jan-2024

Biocides > News

ECHA Identifies Research Needs for Regulating Hazardous Chemicals

A published report by ECHA focuses on ‘Key areas of regulatory challenge 2023’ that identifies areas where research is needed to protect people and the environment...

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Dec-2023

Crop Protection > News

European discovery sheds light on how melon crops resist CMV virus

Latest research conducted by the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain has identified a protein that could make melons resistant to the...

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