Crop protection

From Arrigoni the "shield solutions" against hail

From Arrigoni the "shield solutions" against hail

Published on Jun 17th, 2019

In fruit-growing, from apple to kiwi, passing through the vineyards, protection is assured and can also be integrated against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

June 12, 2019 - Como - Hail is one of the most adverse weather conditions for fruit growers, due to its often-devastating effects. It can destroy entire crops and put the plants in the condition of not producing even in the years following the event. In recent seasons, thunderstorms with hail have become a constant of all summers.

Brown marmorated stink bug causing concern in northern Italy

Brown marmorated stink bug causing concern in northern Italy

Published on Jan 30th, 2017

Farmers in northern Italy are said to be worried about the proliferation of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys).

The crops most at risk are apples, pears, kiwi fruit, grapes, soya beans and maize, according to Mara Bizzotto, an Italian Member of the European Parliament.

In a question for written answer in the Parliament, Bizzotto called for urgent action by the European Commission.

Biobest helps educate growers on Hortidaily bus tour

Biobest helps educate growers on Hortidaily bus tour

Published on Mar 01st, 2016

On February 16th and 17th Hortidaily held  its second high-tech greenhouse bus tour. Growers from all over the world were invited to the Netherlands to come and visit some of the world’s most advanced greenhouse operations. Bart Sosef, Biobest General Manager for Biobest Netherlands joined the group of growers on their trip.

Bioglobal – a supplier of biological fertilisers

Bioglobal – a supplier of biological fertilisers

Published on Feb 16th, 2016

“We are a Turkish company established in 2000 for bioproducts production,” said Bioglobal managing director Ozgur Ates.

“We manufacture microbial fertilisers and plant protection bioproducts. They contain minerals and vegetables extracts, therefore are ecologically friendly.”

A couple of years ago, Eurobioglobal, company’s subsidiary in Spain, was opened.

The companies also sell beneficial insects and are introducing modern international technologies into Turkish and Spanish markets.

ECPA project sharing best practices on residue reduction

ECPA project sharing best practices on residue reduction

Published on Jan 21st, 2016

Almeria’s move from a fairly high rate of exceedance of maximum residue levels (MRLs) to now being among the best in class in Mediterranean greenhouse production is a success story the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) is using to help farmers in other areas. Under its residue management project, ECPA is transferring the knowledge gained in Almeria to the Antalya region of Turkey so it can benefit from the Spanish success in improving residue management.

Koppert Spain building new R&D centre in Almería

EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility underway

EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility underway

Published on Nov 06th, 2015

An EU secretariat has now been set up to share information and experience and coordinate Member State work on making more plant protection products available to growers for minor uses and specialty crops.

Such niche crops may be of a high economic value for farmers, but are usually of low economic interest for the agro-pesticide industry, according to a press release from the new EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility.

ECPA in defence of minor uses

ECPA in defence of minor uses

Published on May 31st, 2015

The European Crop Protection Association is collaborating with European partners in a bid to increase solutions allowable for minor crops

As work gets underway to set up a European secretariat on minor uses, the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) is continuing to work with various agri food partners to advance the addition of new options in crop protection for so-called minor crops.

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