Chile opens a lemon market in the United States under a systems approach

The Ministry of Agriculture of Chile announced after 4 years of negotiations the approval by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture of the United States (USDA) the certification of Chilean lemons under Systems Approach. Thus, an alternative is offered that will allow our country to export lemons in higher quality conditions, since it avoids fumigation with methyl bromide, substantially improving the post-harvest conditions of this fruit to a market in which Chile is the main provider.

Europe: Brussels proposes to ban unfair business practices in the food supply chain

The European Commission has proposed on Thursday the ban on unfair commercial practices in the most harmful food supply chain in order to ensure fairer treatment for food and agricultural SMEs. The proposal also includes effective provisions to ensure its application: national authorities may impose sanctions in cases where it is established that there has been an infringement.

MAPAMA presents the new UNE standards for the organic market

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment together with the Ecovalía Association have organized a National Day for the presentation of the new AENOR standards of inputs for use in organic farming, which has been held in Almeria, with the participation of the Deputy Director General of Differentiated Quality and Organic Agriculture, Javier Maté and the President of Ecovalía, Álvaro Barreda.

The control of weeds in the cultivation of corn

The University of Lleida has published an article on the control of poor techniques in the cultivation of corn, which addresses the solutions and guidelines to end them.

The American David Hula beats again a new world record in corn production

The National Association of Corn Producers (NCGA) made public last December 18 the result of its production contest of 2017, proclaiming the victory of David Hula. With a harvest of 542 bushels per acre at 16% humidity (equivalent to 33,444 kg / ha at 14% humidity, according to European parameters) the farmer of the state of Virginia broke the record that he himself held since 2015.

ACCOE denounces the CyL Board for encouraging discrimination among farmers and going against free competition

The Trade Association of Cereals and Oilseeds of Spain (ACCOE) has filed a complaint with the National Commission of Markets and Competition against the Castilla y León Junta, to encourage discrimination between Castilian-Leonese farmers and alter free competition in the markets.Junta de Castilla y León, to encourage discrimination between Castilian-Leonese farmers and alter free competition in the markets.

A cereal campaign marked by climatology

Opinion article written for ECA in which the general secretary of the Association of Grain and Oilseeds in Spain (ACCOE), José Manuel Álvarez, makes an assessment of the current cereal campaign.

APROSE advises certified seed as a guarantee of profitability and quality

Faced with the bad forecasts for the upcoming cereal season,…

Du Pont Pioneer sponsors the first European sunflower harvest in Seville

The early sowing technique, which Pioneer introduced 20 years ago in Spain in the cultivation of corn, together with the use of the Pioneer P64LC108 hybrid variety, has led to the first sunflower crop of this campaign to have taken place yesterday, 22th June, in the Sevillian town of La Campaña, Seville. A collection that is anticipated at least one month on the usual dates in Andalusia, one of the first areas of Europe to harvest.