Valagro enters the biological pesticide sector and strengthens its commitment to providing its customers with sustainable solutions for enhanced crop productivity
Chinese MOA announced on 17 March that they would launch a campaign on zero growth of the fertilizer consumption by 2020. In the same time, MOA will also launch a campaign on zero growth of the pesticide consumption by 2020.The target of the MOA is to achieve over 40% of the fertilizer efficiency rate and the pesticide efficiency rate in 2020, a rise of 7% and 5% respectively over 2013, and to achieve zero growth of the fertilizer and the pesticide consumption.
Paris, France, 6 March 2015 – IFA, IWMI, IPNI and IPI jointly published a reference guide, Managing Water and Fertilizer for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, to improve general understanding of the best management practices for the use of water and fertilizers throughout the world to enhance crop production, improve farm profitability and resource efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts related to crop production. Water and fertilizers are essential inputs for agricultural production. By optimizing their use and management jointly, farmers can achieve higher yields and better returns, while mitigating possible negative environmental impacts of their activity.
Around 660km (410mi) south of Moscow and just north of the Ukrainian border is the Russian city of Belgorod, the location for a huge greenhouse project designed to attract international investors looking to grow fresh produce under glass. The aim is to build a 500-hectare hub of greenhouse clusters by 2020, transforming the region into ‘the Netherlands of Russia’.
This report by MarketsandMarkets provides information about the growth trends in the Micronutrient Market. According to the report, the global market is expected to reach $6,474.6 million by 2018. This growth in the market is mainly driven by growing demand for micronutrients from different segments of the global agricultural industry. The report segments the global market on the basis of the types of products and their applications. Apart from that, it also provides information about the demand patterns for the industry across different geographic regions.