Farmers urged to rethink chemical use

Experts on Monday requested farmers to rethink the use of chemicals, particularly the mixing of them, a practice causing serious impacts on the health of both people and animals, and harming the natural environment. The issue was discussed at a workshop run by international development ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/farmers-urged-rethink-chemical-use

Biological pest control agents given green light by government

Cambodia has just launched a new registry for companies that wish to import biological control agents (BCA), effectively allowing the importation of these organisms which are widely used in other countries for pest control.​ ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097360/biological-pest-control-agents-given-green-light-government/

Officials help farmers to stop snails snacking on rice fields

The Preah Vihear Provincial Agriculture Department on Monday ordered its staff to help farmers by buying up invasive golden apple snails that are currently destroying their rice fields, according to the head of the department. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-help-farmers-stop-snails-snacking-rice-fields

Education not curbing use of pesticides: study

Cambodian farmers are mixing pesticides to increase their potency in ways that are known to be hazardous, but increased knowledge of the hazards presented by pesticides does not appear to curb their use, a new study shows. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-not-curbing-use-pesticides-study

Ministry bans Tricyclazole imports

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) on Monday announced it will ban all imports and agricultural pesticides containing the fungicide Tricyclazole in response to the strict new Maximum Result Limit set by the European Commission. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36979/ministry-bans-tricyclazole-imports/

Army worms beating a retreat

The plague of army worms that were eating crops in a dozen provinces last week is now under control, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reported, with the soybean crops recording the most damage. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26482/armyworms-beating-a-retreat/

Armyworms wreak havoc on crops

More than 20 thousand hectares of farmland spread over 10 provinces have been affected by armyworms since last week, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26340/armyworms--wreak-havoc-on-crops/

Cassava in south-east Asia under threat from witches' broom disease

Climate change and globalisation are fuelling an explosion in the pests and diseases that afflict south-east Asia’s cassava crops, threatening a multi-billion dollar industry and the staple food of millions of people, a report warns. ...

Sam Jones
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/apr/15/cassava-south-east-asia-under-threat-witches-broom-disease-climate-change

Villagers’ crops destroyed over land dispute

Representatives of a community locked in a land dispute with a Vietnamese company in Kratie province returned home from Phnom Penh late Tuesday after failing to garner support from Prime Minister Hun Sen, while an official at the company said it had begun destroying villagers’ ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-crops-destroyed-over-land-dispute-58183/

Fertilizer Scam Referred to Anti-Corruption Unit

The case of a Battambang provincial government official ac­cused of embezzling some $200,000 in state funds has been referred to the Anti-Corruption Unit in Phnom Penh, provincial officials said Thursday. Battambang Provincial Court deputy prosecutor Long Hokmeng said a two-week investigation into the case brought against ...

Eang Mengleng and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fertilizer-scam-referred-to-anti-corruption-unit-42818/

Four More Named in Fertilizer Embezzlement Scandal

An official from Battambang province’s department of agriculture who was charged last Monday with embezzling $200,000 from the illegal sale of fertilizer donated to the poor by Japan has implicated four other officials in the case, including the son of senior CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap, ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/four-more-named-in-fertilizer-embezzlement-scandal-41913/

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