Two new combination herbicides may soon be available for use that could help soybean farmers. Xtend uses dicamba and glyphosate, while Enlist contains glyphosate and a new choline formulation of 2,4-D.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has asked the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to reduce the environmental effects of palm oil production by protecting forests and limiting the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
The International Olive Council predicts declines in worldwide olive oil production and consumption during the 2012-13 season. While consumption is not expected to meet prior-year levels, it is still expected to exceed output.