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No.02 in Jan. 2013 

Top News

Rainbow Chemical obtained the patent for 2,4-D choline

The State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China just granted Rainbow Chemical the approval for patent of “A formulating method for 2, 4-D choline” ...Read more>>

Glysorita introduces dry granular glyphosate in US

Established U.S. supplier of generic glyphosate, Glysorita LLC, is introducing two dry granular glyphosate formulations based on an ammonium salt, new to the United States market ...Read more>>

Bayer CropScience acquires biocontrol company Prophyta

Bayer CropScience has signed an agreement to acquire Prophyta GmbH along with the company’s R&D laboratories and its state-of-the-art production and formulation facilities...Read more>>

China pesticides import up 21% in eleven months

According to the data released by the Chinese General Administration of Customs, pesticide import/export in the first eleven months of 2012 is shown in table 1. It is shown from the table above that the imported...Read more>>




Organic Pesticides – A Key Component of Organic Farming

By Thomas Crawford

 Compared to traditional synthetic herbicides, none of the natural herbicidal compounds allowed for use in organic agriculture are very active; therefore, they must be applied in relatively large quantities. This may lead to undesirable effects on the environment and the soil fauna and microbes, which is in direct opposition with the philosophical positions and purpose of those who practice organic agriculture. Cost-effectiveness as well as efficacy and availability of organic pesticides will be criteria that current users of synthetic pesticides will use to decide whether to change from using synthetic pesticides to organic pesticides...Read More>>

Feature Focus

$400 Per Metric Ton Validates Prospect Global Resources’ China Contract

 Prospect Global Resources, Inc. (PGRX) stated that recently announced potash pricing of $400 per metric ton for shipments to industrial companies in Asia in the first half of 2013 validates the Company’s operating model and the value of the 10-year offtake agreement that it signed last fall with a major Chinese buyer...Read more>>

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