News from the european crop protection association (ecpa) A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 04, 2013, 09:13 ET

Why Europe Needs more Productive Agriculture

New academic study shows that productive agriculture brings significant benefits for food security, resource efficiency, economic stability,...

Oct 02, 2013, 06:00 ET

Crop Protection R&D Declining in Europe, New Study Shows

- Europe needs to unlock its innovation potential, reversing this trend and empowering European farmers Research and development for new crop...

Jun 11, 2013, 05:30 ET

Use Pesticides Safely and Sustainably

- Solutions for Smallholder Famers and Amateur Users on How to Protect Their Gardens and Small Food Productions The Safe and Sustainable Use...

May 22, 2013, 04:30 ET

Keeping Pesticides Out of Water

Crop Protection industry rolls-out new scheme for water and biodiversity protection Building on a growing portfolio of stewardship initiatives to...

Mar 20, 2013, 10:05 ET

ECPA Welcomes EFSA's Scientific Input but sees it as Late and Fears ED Rules will Crush Innovation in Farm Inputs

Today the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Scientific Committee published its opinion on identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDs)....

Mar 15, 2013, 12:19 ET

European Crop Protection: Failure to Reach Consensus on Important Pesticides in EU Committee Vote

ECPA recommends proportionate, evidence-based approach, as Standing Committee delivers 'no opinion' on neonicotinoids Member States have failed...

Mar 12, 2013, 14:34 ET

EFSA Report Concludes Higher Pesticide Residue Compliance Rate

Sustainable farming practices are key for food safety The Annual Report on Pesticide Residues 2010 shows that 97.2 % of the samples were within...

Jan 15, 2013, 07:00 ET

Report Confirms Essential Value of Neonicotinoid Pesticides for Europe

A Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture report highlights that if neonicotinoid seed treatments were no longer available, impact on the EU...

Sep 20, 2012, 05:30 ET

Innovation Critical in Fight to Save Food

Study finds innovation key driver of European agricultural productivity, competitiveness Against a backdrop of food-price spikes and calls for...

Jun 12, 2012, 06:00 ET

Safe and Sustainable use of Pesticides

Solutions to protect farmers and public health Over the next two days, a delegation of over 50 crop protection industry and authority...

Apr 26, 2012, 05:00 ET

Reducing Pesticides in Water

- Crop Protection Industry Intensifies Water Protection Measures Today a strong delegation of more than 90 people, representing research...