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Court upholds US state of Arkansas' dicamba ban

A court in the US state of Arkansas has dismissed Monsanto's challenge of a state prohibition on the spraying of dicamba herbicide between April 16th and October 31st.
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US EPA settles with Amazon over illegal pesticide distribution

The US EPA has agreed a settlement with online retailer Amazon over allegations that Amazon committed nearly 4,000 violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 
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Syngenta agchem sales down 3% in 2017

Syngenta's crop protection sales decreased by 3.4% to $9,244 million in 2017.
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Mitsui/Bayer agree quinofumelin development and marketing deal

Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Bayer have agreed a licensing deal for the development and marketing of a Mitsui’s new fungicide, quinofumelin.

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US EPA schedules first new ai decisions for fiscal 2020

The US EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has scheduled the first registration decisions on new active ingredients for fiscal 2020 (ended September 30th).
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Bayer challenges Russian FAS in court

Bayer has filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) over its investigation of Bayer’s planned takeover of Monsanto.

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MBI switches EU biopesticide application due to Brexit

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI- Davis, California), has transferred its EU application for approval of the biofungicide, Sakalia (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), from the UK to the Netherlands in response to the UK’s pending withdrawal from the EU. 
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Mitsui/Bayer agree quinofumelin development and marketing deal

Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Bayer have agreed a licensing deal for the development and marketing of a Mitsui’s new fungicide, quinofumelin.

Deals Fungicides BASF

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Insecticides India Q3 sales up 13%

Indian company Insecticides India recorded a 13% rise in revenues to Rs 1,757 million ($27.1 million at the current rate) in its third quarter ended December 31st 2017.

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Origin Agritech

Chinese agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech (Beijing) has appointed Dr Z James Chen as chief executive officer effective March 1st.

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Bayer presents new insecticide facility plan

Bayer’s Crop Science division has set out its ambitions for its new insecticide research greenhouse facility in Monhein, Germany.

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US lawmakers slam IARC glyphosate review

US lawmakers have issued a scathing indictment of the UN WHO’s cancer research agency’s decision to declare glyphosate a probable human carcinogen in 2015 and have again threatened to pull funding from the scientific body.

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Grain plantings looking stable in EU

Initial estimates of planting intentions indicate a “quite stable” EU crop area this year, but extreme weather events, low crop prices and high production costs are creating uncertainty about the final figures, warns European farmers’ group Copa-Cogeca.

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DowDuPont to launch Zorvec fungicides in EMEA region

DowDuPont plans to launch products based on its new fungicide, oxathiapiprolin (trade-marked as Zorvec), in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. 
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Nufarm completes acquisition of FMC herbicides in Europe

Nufarm has completed the acquisition of certain cereal herbicides in Europe from FMC. The two companies agreed the deal in November.

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Sumitomo seeks approvals for Indiflin

Sumitomo Chemical has submitted approval applications for its new fungicide, inpyrfluxam (trade-marked as Indiflin), to regulatory authorities in Japan, the US, Canada, Argentina and Brazil. 
Fungicides Sumitomo Chemical

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Senate Democrats propose plan to revive US agchem funding bill

US Senate Democrats will lift their hold on a pesticide funding bill if the legislation is amended to prevent the EPA from relaxing two worker protection rules approved by the Obama administration and to compel the Agency to defend its decision not to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

United States EPA

Canada to OK BioSafe’s OxiDate 2.0

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BioSafe Systems’ (East Hartford, Connecticut) fungicide/bactericide, OxiDate 2.0 (hydrogen peroxide + peroxyacetic acid). 
Canada PMRA

Bayer presents new insecticide facility plan

Bayer’s Crop Science division has set out its ambitions for its new insecticide research greenhouse facility in Monhein, Germany.

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