Posts Tagged "pest control"

Counterfeiting and Intellectual Property

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in |

Counterfeiting Counterfeiting of plant science products is a growing problem. The volume of counterfeit products, such as pesticides, bears a range of detrimental effects for the industry, farmers, national economies and the environment. The negative impact of counterfeits includes: Economic risk for the farmer; potential loss of harvest due to use of an ineffective counterfeit product Discouragement to honest local entrepreneurs from investing in legitimate product development Hampering of investment, employment, technology transfer and tax revenues The use of illegal products may lead to...

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Crop Protection

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in |

Pesticide and Agrochemical Crop protection products, commonly referred to as pesticides or agrochemical products, are both naturally occurring and man-made (synthetic) chemicals that play a vital role in controlling the diseases, insects and weeds that harm or destroy our food crops and threaten public health.  With growing global populations that constantly challenge food production, crop protection products offer a means towards meeting the challenge of more food from less land. There are serious challenges for farmers and the food crops they grow. For example, crops must compete with...

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