Industry News

Palm oil’s threat

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 00:00

Two weeks ago, the chief of the Department of Agriculture (DA) raised the possibility that the Philippines has become a dumping ground for cheap palm oil. (See “Surge in palm oil import raises fears of dumping,” BusinessMirror, November 23, 2018). The figures cited by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol are, indeed, quite alarming.

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PCA renews call for group marketing of copra

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 00:50

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has reiterated its call to farmers in Eastern Visayas to venture into group marketing in the bid to minimize the impact of fluctuating domestic copra price.

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BASF launches Vault® IP Plus seed treatment and Obvius® Plus fungicide seed treatment in the U.S.A

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 00:00

BASF has expanded its soybean seed treatment portfolio with the launch of Vault® IP Plus seed treatment and Obvius® Plus fungicide seed treatment, recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both products will be commercially available in September 2019.

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BASF launches fungicide Tutor for control of citrus disease

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 00:00

Fungicides are increasingly being used in Brazil as an alternative to control black spot (Phyllosticta citricarpa) in citrus. In this scenario, BASF launched Tutor (Copper hydroxide), which has been outstanding because it is a product of preventive use and also has a bactericidal effect.

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