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China MRLs update May 2022

The current National Food Safety Standard for Maximum Residue Limits in Foods GB2763-2021 covers the maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides in China. This standard was ... Read more→

Crop Protection Products Data in Homologa®: New Zealand

New Zealand is the 75th largest country in the world. Agriculture accounts as the 3rd largest economic sector in the country, (largest tradable sector in ... Read more→

How to digitize time of application information in pesticides: a proposal for harmonization across countries

Time of application information in pesticides might be described by using different events as a reference. This text aims to define a potential harmonization data ... Read more→

Crop grouping in global crop protection data

Crop grouping is a process in which individual crops with similar characteristics, such as botanical classification, morphology, growth habit, the portion of the commodity harvested ... Read more→

Crop Protection Products Data in Homologa®: Italy

Italy is the 7th largest country in area in the European Union (301,340 km2) and the 4th in population (59,257,566 inhabitants). According to the International ... Read more→

Harmonization process in Homologa

https://youtu.be/yh_JSUfB6UQ Data harmonization is the most important feature of Homologa. Currently, Homologa compiles data from plant protection products registrations in 93 different countries and Maximum Residue ... Read more→

Crop Protection Product Data in Homologa®: Argentina

Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, and it is the 6th largest in terms of arable land with more than 39 million ... Read more→

Crop Protection Products Data in Homologa®: Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa (206,139,589 inhabitants in 2020) and boasts the largest economy in Africa. It has a total agricultural area ... Read more→

Crop Protection Products Data in Homologa®: Brazil

Brazil is the 6th largest country in the world with a total area of 8,515,770 km2 and a total population of 212,216,052 inhabitants (in 2020). ... Read more→

Plant Protection Product Data in Homologa®: USA (EPA)

According to the World Bank, the United States of America is the topmost food exporter worldwide. At the same time, it is the largest producer ... Read more→

Crop Protection Products Data in Homologa®: Romania

Romania is the 11th largest country in area in the EU (238,397 km2) and the 6th in population (19,328,838 inhabitants in 2020). Agriculture in the ... Read more→

Biocontrol: a key element in Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Biocontrol is based on using living organisms to control certain pests. These living organisms could be bacteria, fungi, insects or even viruses, which attack and ... Read more→

How to harmonize agricultural global crop information: The beans case study

Beans as a crop, is probably one of the most complex groups at the global level. Currently, Beans are used in many ways in different ... Read more→

The coffin fly (Megaselia scalaris), a frenemy (friend and enemy) insect

The coffin fly (Megaselia scalaris) is found widely distributed in warm regions of the world. Its name comes from the fact that adults dig holes ... Read more→

Which crop protection products are allowed in organic agriculture in the European Union (for both domestic production and import)?

The European Union Commission defined a list of allowed plant protection products for organic agriculture on its Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008, Annex II. This ... Read more→

Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC): modes of action (MoA) list and codes update

On June, 1 the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) updated its mode of action (MoA) code list for several active ingredients. For example, some substances’ MoA ... Read more→

Chlorpyrifos: are there alternatives?

Chlorpyrifos and methyl-chlorpyrifos are insecticide organophosphates launched by Dow-agriscience in the 60´s and 80´s respectively. Several countries and regions have recently banned or restricted them. The ... Read more→

Towards true Traceability

Actors in the food chain are committed to food quality and safety – and need to assure the reliability of all suppliers. A food chain ... Read more→