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Sumitomo acquires Botanical Resources Australia

Sumitomo Chemical has acquired 82.9% of shares in Australian pyrethrin insecticide company Botanical Resources Australia (BRA - Ulverstone) and its affiliated companies (the BRA group).
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US court delays glyphosate hearing

A US federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits brought by cancer victims against Monsanto has granted the company's request to delay a hearing on the potential carcinogenicity of glyphosate herbicide.
United States Monsanto

EU mulls glyphosate ban petition

Discussions on a European Citizens Initiative petition calling for a ban on the herbicide, glyphosate, have given the European Commission “food for thought” on a “very sensitive” issue, says EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.
EU European Commission Policy & Regulation

EU biocide ED criteria now in law

New EU criteria for identifying potential endocrine disruptors in biocides, including non-crop pesticides, will apply from June 7th 2018.
EU ECHA European Commission

Russia extends Bayer/Monsanto acquisition review

Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto would create substantial risks of restriction of competition in Russia, according to the country’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS).

M&A Russian Federation

US EPA searching for "greater certainty" about chlorpyrifos safety

US EPA pesticide officials have defended the decision to abandon a 2016 plan to ban chlorpyrifos insecticide. 
EPA OPP Insecticides

Nufarm to acquire FMC cereal herbicides in Europe

Nufarm has agreed to acquire certain cereal herbicides from FMC for $85 million plus inventory valued at some $5 million.
FMC Nufarm Deals

US state of Missouri moves to limit dicamba use

The US state of Missouri is imposing new restrictions on dicamba herbicides that are more stringent than federal rules, including bans on summer-time spraying.

United States Herbicides & PGRs
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Russia extends Bayer/Monsanto acquisition review

Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto would create substantial risks of restriction of competition in Russia, according to the country’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS).

M&A Russian Federation

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Integrated approach will be the future of crop protection

Crop protection is trending towards an increasingly integrated approach that combines chemicals, biologicals and new application technologies.
Operations

Branded agchems made up 60% of Brazil's 2016 market - update

Branded products still dominated the Brazilian agrochemical market with almost 60% of value in 2016.
Brazil Markets

Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has appointed Hildo Brilleman as chief executive officer of its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, effective January 1st 2018.

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US state of Missouri moves to limit dicamba use

The US state of Missouri is imposing new restrictions on dicamba herbicides that are more stringent than federal rules, including bans on summer-time spraying.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

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EFSA neonic/bee assessment delayed again

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) expects its updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides to be finalised in February 2018.

Europe EFSA

EU seeks views on REFIT review of agchem laws

The European Commission has opened two consultations for the public and for stakeholders on its “fitness check” review of the implementation of the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009) and the EU pesticide residues Regulation (396/2005).

Europe European Commission

UK to back EU neonic ban on outdoor uses

The UK is to back a complete ban on the outdoor use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
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Monsanto to delay US NemaStrike debut

Monsanto is to delay the US introduction of its nematicidal seed treatment, NemaStrike (tioxazafen), due to “limited cases of skin irritation, including rashes, that appear to be associated with the handling and application” of the product. 
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EFSA gives safety clearance to GM H7-1 sugar beet renewal

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive safety assessment for an application to renew EU approval for use in food and feed of genetically modified glyphosate herbicide-tolerant H7-1 sugar beet.
EU EFSA

Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q3 2017

During the third quarter of 2017, a total of 48 patent applications from 26 different assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.
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Season's first detection of soy rust in Brazil

The first reported detection of Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) incidence in Brazil has come some ten days later this year.

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