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China and Serbia sign agreement on export of sugar beets to China

Recently, Branislav Nedimović, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, and the General Administration of Customs of China signed an agreement on the export of sugar beets to China. It is reported by Fresh Plaza. The export of dried sugar beet involves sanitary and phytosanitary requirements. The Ministry of Agriculture of Serbia will strictly regulate the production process o...

 
In Great Braitain neonic seed treatment will not be used on 2021 sugar beet

Sugar beet growers will not be able to use neonicotinoid-treated seed this spring after cold weather reduced the risk of virus yellows disease. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. Low temperatures during February mean that only 8,37% of the national sugar beet area is forecast to be affected by virus yellows by the end of August 2021. This i...


Global sugar deficit 2020/2021 will reach almost 5 million tonnes — ISO

The International Sugar Organization (ISO) published its February forecast for 2020/2021 MY world sugar balance, in which the estimate of the global sugar deficit increased to 4,8 million tonnes (in November report the estimate was 3,5 million tonnes). It is reported by ISO in its January report. The expected increase in sugar deficit is due to lower production estimates in the EU and EAEU countries, as well as Brazil and Thailand....

 
Britain to introduce greener gasoline at petrol stations

Britain is set to introduce E10 gasoline, a motor fuel blended with 10% renewable fuels, by September this year, a move that could cut annual CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes, the government announced on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Current gasoline blends in Britain contain no more than 5% ethanol (E5), but the introduction of the E10 grade could cut transport emissions equivalent to removing 350,00...

 
Container shortage slows Indian sugar exports

India’s sugar exports could fall by 12% to 5 million tonnes this year as a shortage of containers slows trade and threatens to drive up global prices that are already at four-year highs. It is reported by Reuters. The lower exports from the world’s second biggest sugar producer, especially during the first half of 2021, could also allow rival Brazil to increase shipments in t...


Green Pool cuts global sugar surplus forecast

Analyst Green Pool on Thursday lowered its global sugar surplus forecast for the current 2020/21 season, primarily as it trimmed estimates for key producers India and Thailand. It is reported by Reuters. The Australia-based sugar and biofuels analyst also lowered its surplus forecast for 2021/22 as consumption is set to rise with the Covid-19 pandemic receding and with Ch...

 
Britain's sugar beet sector needs gene-edition

Gene-editing could play a key role in England's sugar beet sector, Britain's farming and environment minister George Eustice said on Tuesday, reiterating his support for easing regulations covering the technology. It is reported by Reuters. Eustice told the annual conference of the National Farmers Union that the sugar beet sector has faced major problems this year with virus yellows which is spread by aphid...

 
India exported 2,5 million tonnes of sugar — ISMA

About 2,5 million tonnes of sugar have been contracted for exports so far during the 2020-2021 sugar season, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA). It is reported by The Hindu. In a statement, the association, quoting market reports, said about seven lakh tonnes had been physically exported between October 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021. This in...


In the UK, the need for derogation for the neonicotinoids ban decreased

Significant cold weather in January and February has increased the likelihood that the emergency derogation for the use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment to control virus yellows in sugar beet will not be triggered this season. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. The derogation is based on a Rothamsted virus model predicting that over 9% of the sugar beet crop will be infected with virus yellows by the end of August. It use...

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