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 ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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 ...

Times Reporters

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 ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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 ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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 ...

Times Reporters

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 ...

Somsack Pongkhao

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