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Race to find alternative bio-substances as ban on 3 farm chemicals approaches

With two weeks to go before the ban on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos comes into force, officials are speeding up their efforts to find effective alternative substances, especially for the two herbicides.

The working committee, tasked with finding the alternatives and headed by Agriculture Permanent Secretary Anant Suwanrat, has made it clear that the alternatives must not be chemicals.

Currently, there are 73 bio products approved by the Agricultural Technique Department, which have been proved to be effective in controlling insects and plant diseases, but they are not effective against weeds.

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/race-to-find-alternative-bio-substances-as-ban-on-3-farm-chemicals-approaches/

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