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California moves ahead with plan to ban chlorpyrifos

US state of California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

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US EPA prohibits cancer warnings on glyphosate labels

The US EPA has stated that labels for products containing glyphosate cannot include claims that the herbicide causes cancer.

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Corteva/Evogene agree equity swaps in biosciences businesses

Corteva Agriscience is acquiring a 30% stake in Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene's (Rehovot) agricultural biologicals subsidiary, Lavie Bio (Lavie).

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US EPA sued over decision not to ban chlorpyrifos

Environmentalists and farmworker advocates have returned to court to once again try to compel the US EPA to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

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Interview: Crop protection industry in S America sights a turning point due north

Robert Birkett talks with CropLife Latin America's president and CEO, Jose Perdomo, and Brazil's generic agrochemical industry association, the Aenda's, chief executive, Tulio Oliveira, about: the rebound in the agrochemical market and whether it was a turning point; the accelerating Brazilian product approvals; and anticipated changes in several Latin America countries.

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No safe use for chlorpyrifos, says EFSA

No safe exposure level for human health can be set for the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, and it does not meet criteria for the renewal of its EU approval, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Enviros restart legal bid to upend Bayer/Monsanto's dicamba

Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate the US EPA's approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's dicamba herbicide.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto Herbicides & PGRs
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Top 20 companies grow in 2018

All of the top 20 agrochemical companies recorded higher sales in dollars in 2018, with only Sumitomo Chemical dipping in reporting currency terms. 

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Incotec to open rice ST facility in Malaysia

UK specialty chemical company Croda's Dutch seed treatment business, Incotec, is to open its newest facility in Kedah, Malaysia on August 22nd.

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KWS/Iteris agree digital product collaboration

German seed company KWS Saat and US applied informatics for agriculture company Iteris have agreed to add the US company’s ClearAg platform to KWS' digital farming programme.

Deals Digital Precision Ag

Rallis India up 9% in Q1

Rallis India recorded an 8.7% increase in sales to Rs 6,232.4 million ($89.5 million at the current rate) in its first quarter ended June 30th.

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US EPA prohibits cancer warnings on glyphosate labels

The US EPA has stated that labels for products containing glyphosate cannot include claims that the herbicide causes cancer.

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New Zealand EPA mulls biocontrol application

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority is considering an application to release the parasitoid wasp, Pauesia nigrovaria, as a biological control agent against the invasive willow aphid (Tuberolachnus salignus).

New Zealand Biopesticides

Canada to OK Valto's V10 viral pesticide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Dutch company Valto's viral pesticide, V10 (mild pepino mosaic virus strain LP, isolate VX1 + mild pepino mosaic virus strain CH2, isolate VC1).

Canada Insecticides

Incotec to open rice ST facility in Malaysia

UK specialty chemical company Croda's Dutch seed treatment business, Incotec, is to open its newest facility in Kedah, Malaysia on August 22nd.

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Canada to OK Valto's V10 viral pesticide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Dutch company Valto's viral pesticide, V10 (mild pepino mosaic virus strain LP, isolate VX1 + mild pepino mosaic virus strain CH2, isolate VC1).

Canada Insecticides

PHC moves towards commercialising lead peptide on soy rust in Brazil

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), is applying to register via a "fast track" route for its lead Innatus 3G peptide compound, PHC279, as a seed treatment in Brazil for Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi).

Plant Health Care Seed treatments

Canada to allow continued use of uniconazole-P

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the plant growth regulator, uniconazole-P, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

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