Agricultural management systems and technologies
Ministry regulates pesticide quality
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a new regulation that enables authorities to check the quality and safety of pesticides before they are used on crops in Laos.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo on September 17 signed ...
Sweetcorn farmers suffer huge losses in Xayaboury
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Xayaboury province is anticipating a 30 percent shortfall in sweetcorn supplies to domestic and overseas markets this year after the crop has been invaded by fall armyworms. The current epidemic of this pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) across the province has resulted in big ...
Govt experts meet to improve pesticide management
Rural people’s difficulty in accessing information and the lack of coordination between government levels and agencies were identified as reasons for continuing pesticide misuse, according to a leading official.Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Bounkhouang Khambounheuang made the remarks at a workshop in Vientiane ...
Experts assess progress in pest and pesticide management
Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and their development partners met in Vientiane last Friday to review a project on pest and pesticide management.More ...
Xayaboury farmers wage war against insect plague
Xayaboury provincial authorities are battling white-backed planthoppers in Xienghon, Ngeun and Hongsa districts after the pests ravaged farmers’ rice fields. The insects have damaged more than 2,000 hectares of rice, causing losses amounting to billions of kip.More ...
Govt urged to regulate use of pesticides, herbicides
The National Assembly has called on the government to take steps to control the chemicals used on farms and suppress the illegal import of herbicides and pesticides.More ...