Almost all of Africa’s maize crop is at risk from devastating fall armyworm pest, study reveals

AFRICA-Fall army warms (Spodoptera frugiperda) continue to endanger the majority of Africa’s maize crops according to new research published in Frontiers in Insect Science journal. This study was conducted by scientists from the University of Minnesota’s GEMS Informatics Center, and CABI’s Dr. Roger Day, Global Advisor, Plant Health. Outbreaks of fall armyworms in Africa were first observed in southwest Nigerian…

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Zimbabwe forecasts higher soya bean production on greater adoption of Rhizobia inoculants

ZIMBABWE – Soyabean production is forecasted to increase following a growing hectarage and rising demand for Rhizobia inoculants as stated by the Chemistry and Soil Research Institute (CSRI). Rhizobia inoculants are bacteria that form a symbiotic relationship with legume plants forming nodules on the plant’s roots and converting nitrogen from the air into nitrogen compounds at optimal rate and time.…

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Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie marks 100 years with new award for composite flour research

GERMANY- Muhlenchemie, a leading German-based international flour treatment specialist, has established the Composite Flour Science Award as part of its celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1923, Mühlenchemie has specialized in the art of flour treatment, and for decades it has continuously improved the quality of flours with remarkable pioneering spirit and passion. The company, which is behind…

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