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Bayer consolidates its growth in Spain and Portugal, increasing its sales by 2.3%

Bayer billed LifeScience company 842 million euros to customers in the Iberia region (Spain and Portugal) in 2017, which represents a 2.3% growth compared to the previous year. In particular, customer billing in Spain reached 678 million euros, 1.7% more compared to 2016, while in Portugal it was 163 million, 4.6% more.

Daymsa collaborates in the IFAPA Las Cítricos Technical Citrus Workshops, which reaped a resounding success

Daymsa, a company specializing in biocontrol and biostimulants for agriculture, participated, on March 8, at the Citrus Technical Conference, held at the IFAPA center "Las Torres-Tomejil", in the Seville town of Alcalá del Río.

The forgotten ones of the CAP

In spite of what it may seem, not all crops or producers receive direct aid, before single payment aid, from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Spain. In the payments of almost 4,940 million euros that will be paid this campaign in the autonomous communities as a whole, there will be leading sectors with a clear export vocation that will receive almost no direct subsidies from the Community Agrarian Policy. If we analyze them in order of economic importance, we have most of the vegetables and fruits, except for citrus fruits whose producers do charge but little in proportion to others, where no direct assistance from the CAP is perceived. The exception to citrus fruits are those surfaces of fruit and vegetables that come from the decoupling of old processing aids, nuts or beneficiaries who grew fruits and vegetables and other PAC crops.

Jorge Aguilar: "The Phylgreen Chair is a training and information tool that helps us get closer to the farmer"

Tradecorp is a company of Spanish origin that in recent years has been steadily in the field of biostimulants and micronutrients, with a presence in more than 70 countries. The keys to its spectacular growth and international expansion in recent years are, among others, its strategic commitment to innovation, which aims to respond to the increasingly growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly products, and for the transfer of knowledge and the results of their studies to the farmer. This is how the Phylgreen Chair was born, an initiative with which it intends to disclose to the producer the results of its laboratory research, fostering this commitment and its proximity to the agricultural sector. From this and many other concerns, we spoke with the Marketing Director of Tradecorp Phytonutrients, Jorge Aguilar.

AGRAGEX expects 2017 to close with a 10% increase in Spanish exports of agricultural equipment

AGRAGEX, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers-Exporters of Agricultural Machinery and its Components, Greenhouses, Crop Protection, Irrigation Systems, Livestock Equipment, Animal Health and Nutrition, Forest Machinery, Biomass and Post-harvest; On February 21st, it released information on the Spanish export of agricultural equipment during the last financial year. With official data available only until November 2017, and totaling exports worth 2,127,949,081.08 €, the association estimates that the year will close with a 10% increase compared to 2016, in which, moreover, only an increase of 2.95% had been achieved compared to 2015.

Fertinagro Biotech goes to FIMA with its Integral Fertilization Plans

Fertinagro Biotech, the plant nutrition company of the Grupo Térvalis, will present its Integral Fertilization Plans at the 40th edition of the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery that will be held between 20th and 24th February at the Zaragoza Fair. Your exhibitor will be located in pavilion 10, stand F-G / 29-30, of the fairground.

AVA-ASAJA denounces the passivity of the EU in the face of the proliferation of South African citrus fruits with black spots

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has denounced that the detection on the European borders of South African citrus fruits affected by the dangerous disease of the black spot (Citrus Black Spot) has multiplied sixfold during the 2017 campaign, reaching a total of 24, before the passivity of the European Union. In view of these latest official data, the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has accused Brussels of maintaining a position of clear complicity with South Africa and of seriously undermining the interests of the entire European citrus industry.

Tradecorp offers Phylgreen with its biostimulant a highly effective solution against environmental stress

After two years experimenting in real crops subjected to situations of environmental stress, such as drought, high temperatures or salinity, Tradecorp, a company specializing in nutrition and crop protection, offers Phylgreen, its biostimulant based on seaweed extracts, a highly effective solution in managing the negative effects of environmental factors on agricultural yields. Precisely, in the current context of climate change, environmental stress is emerging as one of the great challenges of today's agriculture. The results of the studies and tests carried out with this innovative product have been presented to the sector in two events held on January 24th and 25th in Seville and Valencia, respectively.

Sánchez Haro highlights the contribution of Koppert to a more productive and sustainable agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Junta de Andalucía, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, has highlighted the important contribution of Koppert Biological System to a more productive and sustainable agriculture, during the inaugural session of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of this entity multinational in the field of biological control of crops.

EU: the Spanish field breathes, after authorizing the Commission the use of glyphosate for five more years

The Spanish countryside breathes easy, after meeting on November 28th the decision of the European Commission to finally authorize, for five more years, the use of the glyphosate herbicide. Gone are two years of negotiations and extensions that has had our agricultural sector in suspense, since, Spain would have been the country that would have been harmed the most, if the pressures for its prohibition have prospered, as it is assured from the agrarian union UPA. For its part, the ALAS alliance, which integrates UPA and ASAJA, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España, FEPEX, and the Spanish Association of Conservation Agriculture / Living Soils, appreciates that the official scientific agencies of the EU have been heard. endorse the use of this product, although it regrets that the renewal has not been for the fifteen years allowed by the regulations.