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US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal

Nortox wins appeal to reopen manufacturing plant

The Brazilian agrochemical company, Nortox (Arapongas), has won an appeal lifting the suspension of operation at one of its manufacturing plants, national media report.
Brazil Legal

Syngenta ordered to pay US farmers $218 million in GMO dispute

A US jury has ordered Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to a certified class of more than 7,000 farmers in the US state of Kansas who claimed that the company had acted irresponsibly when it commercialised its genetically-modified insect-resistant Agrisure Viptera (MIR162) maize
United States Legal

UPL settles claims against AgChemAccess for Metafol

UPL has settled its claims against UK agrochemical company AgChemAccess (Norwich, Norfolk) related to illegally parallel-trading unauthorised copies of UPL's herbicide, Metafol (metamitron 700 g/litre).
UPL United Kingdom

EU court says translation error cannot block agchem approval

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a discrepancy in the Spanish version of the 2009 EU approval of the fungicide, difenoconazole, cannot be used as the basis of a lawsuit seeking to annul a product approval.
EU Spain

Enviros want US court to expedite review of Monsanto dicamba herbicide

Environmentalists who have filed a lawsuit to reverse the US EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), say that their challenge should be expedited. They cite as justification their claim that use of the pesticide poses "risks of serious, irreparable harm" to hundreds of federally protected plants and animals.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Brazil judge suspends Nortox operations

A Brazilian judge has ordered the suspension of operations of a manufacturing plant of Brazilian agrochemical company Nortox (Arapongas).

Product Commercial

US court rejects Dow appeal of $455 m patent dispute

A US federal appeals court has rejected a request by Dow AgroSciences to overturn a court ruling that requires it to pay Bayer CropScience some $455 million for violating a patent agreement related to a gene used to convey tolerance to the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium.

Policy & Regulation Herbicides & PGRs

Syngenta wins US azoxystrobin patent case

A US court has found that US generic agrochemical company Willowood (Roseburg, Oregon) has infringed two patents (No 5,602,076 and 5,633,256) owned by Syngenta relating to the strobilurin fungicide, azoxystrobin.

Fungicides Product

Dow appeals US court decision on $455 million patent dispute

Dow AgroSciences has appealed a court ruling that requires it to pay Bayer CropScience some $455 million for violating a patent agreement related to a gene used to convey tolerance to the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium.

Product Herbicides & PGRs

Syngenta responds to Mertin Brazil ban

Syngenta has condemned the improper use of its products following a Brazilian court demanding the recall of its fungicide, Mertin 400 (fentin hydroxide), and a ban on its sale.

Fungicides Syngenta

Brazilian judge bans Syngenta fungicide sale

A Brazilian judge has banned the sale and use of Syngenta’s fungicide, Mertin 400 (fentin hydroxide), due to its misuse.

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