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Eurofins opens third field trial facility in Bulgaria

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services (EAS) has opened a third field testing facility in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Operations

EFSA safety clearance for five-stack GM maize

An application for EU import approval for a genetically modified maize line combining five traits has successfully completed the risk assessment stage by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Europe EU

Amvac goes to EU court over ethoprophos non-renewal

US company American Vanguard's Dutch subsidiary, Amvac Netherlands, has brought a lawsuit seeking an annulment of the European Commission’s decision not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide/acaricide, ethoprophos.

Europe EU

EFSA guide on dietary exposure assessment of GM food

EU advice has been issued on how to estimate human dietary exposure to newly expressed proteins in food derived from genetically modified crops.

Europe EU

EU agchem assessment "inadequate" for impact on bats

Bats are not adequately covered by the current EU risk assessment for the impact of agrochemicals on birds and ground-dwelling mammals, and a bat-specific assessment needs to be developed, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Europe EU

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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North America

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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.

United States Insecticides

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.

Canada Herbicides & PGRs

Canada to approve HopGuard II for varroa mite control

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BetaTec Hop Products' (Yakima, Washington) acaricide, HopGuard II (potassium salts of hop beta acids), for the control of varroa mites in honeybee hives. 

Insecticides Canada

US EPA to OK Bayer/Monsanto biopesticide PGR

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's biopesticide plant growth regulator, LCO (lipochitooligosaccharide) MOR116. 

Biologicals Seed treatments

US EPA to OK BVT's Vectorite with CR-7

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Canadian company Bee Vectoring Technologies' (BVT – Mississauga, Ontario) bee vectored biofungicide, Vectorite with CR-7 (Clonostachys rosea strain CR-7). 

Biologicals United States

US EPA to OK Andermatt's Loopex

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol's viral insecticide, Loopex (Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain FV#11), for the control of cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni). 

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South America

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Brazilian panel restricts dimethoate use on citrus to meet EU rules

The Brazilian integrated citrus production (PIC) list committee has issued a restriction on the use of dimethoate insecticide on citrus fruit.

Brazil Brazil Mapa

Brazil Ag Minister expands on defence of national agchem approvals

The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, has expanded on her defence of the pesticide registrations in Brazil at a breakfast with national media.

Brazil Brazil Mapa

Colombian constitutional court sets conditions for renewed glyphosate on coca use

The Colombian Constitutional Court has left the right to decide whether aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicides can be resumed on illegal crops to the National Narcotics Council (CNE).

Colombia Herbicides & PGRs

BASF/Taranis agree deal on crop monitoring solutions in Brazil

BASF and Israeli precision agriculture company Taranis (Tel Aviv) have agreed a collaboration to provide farmers in Brazil with crop monitoring solutions.

BASF Brazil

Brazil competent authority agencies defend again agchem approvals

The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture has issued a further defence of the increasing rate of pesticide registrations.
Brazil Policy & Regulation

Brazil to reassess toxicity of carbendazim

A Brazilian federal judge has ordered a human health reassessment of the fungicide, carbendazim.

Brazil Fungicides
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Asia

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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.

Malaysia Operations

Australia suspends chlorpyrifos labels

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has suspended the labels of various chlorpyrifos insecticide products with domestic, agricultural and non-agricultural uses for 12 months.

Australia Insecticides

New Zealand mulls methyl bromide controls

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has invited public comment on an application to reconsider controls on the fumigant, methyl bromide. 

New Zealand NZ EPA

Australian winter crop area to rise

The area planted with winter crops in Australia in 2019/20 is expected to rise by 8.9% to 19.6 million ha, according to the first seasonal forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) last month.

Australia

BASF seeks NZ approval for Revysol

BASF has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority to import the fungicide, Revystar (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol 100 g/litre + fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium 50 g/litre).

New Zealand Fungicides

FarmHannong launches Flexo herbicide in Philippines

South Korean chemical company LG Chem’s agrochemical subsidiary, FarmHannong, has launched its herbicide, Flexo (flucetosulfuron) in Philippines.

Herbicides & PGRs Philippines
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Australasia

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Australia suspends chlorpyrifos labels

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has suspended the labels of various chlorpyrifos insecticide products with domestic, agricultural and non-agricultural uses for 12 months.

Australia Insecticides

New Zealand mulls methyl bromide controls

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has invited public comment on an application to reconsider controls on the fumigant, methyl bromide. 

New Zealand NZ EPA

Australian winter crop area to rise

The area planted with winter crops in Australia in 2019/20 is expected to rise by 8.9% to 19.6 million ha, according to the first seasonal forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) last month.

Australia

BASF seeks NZ approval for Revysol

BASF has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority to import the fungicide, Revystar (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol 100 g/litre + fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium 50 g/litre).

New Zealand Fungicides

Australia OKs BASF's Serifel

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved BASF's biofungicide, Serifel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600).

Australia Biopesticides

New Zealand first to mull Bayer's isoflucypram

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has called a public meeting on an application by Bayer to import the fungicide, Vimoy Iblon (isoflucypram 50 g/litre). 

New Zealand Fungicides
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Middle East & Africa

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Corteva opens business in Zambia

Corteva Agriscience has opened offices in Zambia.

Zambia Corteva Agriscience

Sub-Sahara Africa farmers to gain access to royalty free genes in GMOs

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are to gain access to genetically modified seeds at reduced cost through the use of royalty-free genes.

Middle East and Africa Input Traits

Nigeria OKs two GM cotton varieties

Nigeria has approved two genetically modified insect-resistant cotton varieties for commercial use.

Input Traits Nigeria

Kenya reportedly mulling overturning GMO import ban

Kenya is mulling a U-turn on its import ban on genetically modified crops, the US Cornell University-based non-profit organisation.

Kenya Input Traits

Ugandan Parliament free to pass Biosafety Bill

Uganda’s Parliament is free to pass its Biosafety Bill.

Uganda Policy & Regulation

Nigeria drafts national agchems policy

Nigeria is to launch a national pesticide policy to address residues impacting produce exports.

Nigeria Policy & Regulation
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Global

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Global GM seed market at $22 billion in 2018

The global GM seed market in 2018 was valued at $21,970 million, according to Phillips McDougall's seed service report prepared by senior analyst Yuanjie Su.

International North America

Phillips McDougall provides 2019 agrochemical outlook

Phillips McDougall expects the global agrochemical market to be flat or exhibit slight growth in 2019, according to market analysis by senior analyst Darren Stobbart.

International Asia Pacific

Global crop protection market rose 6% in 2018

Higher prevailing prices in China and alleviation of the inventory situation in Brazil led the global market for conventional crop protection products to grow by 6% to $57,561 million at the ex-manufacturer level in 2018.

Asia Pacific Europe

Phillips McDougall prepares infographic tracing agchem company evolution

Phillips McDougall has come out with an updated version of its well-known infographic tracing the evolution of the leading agrochemical companies.

International M&A

Global crop protection market up 4% in 2018

Global chemical-based crop protection sales rose by 4.2% to $56,500 million at the ex-manufacturer level in 2018, according to preliminary analysis by Phillips McDougall.

International

GMO food opponents know less than they think, research finds

The people who hold the most extreme views opposing foods derived from genetically modified crops think that they know most about GM food science, but actually know the least, according to a study conducted by US and Canadian researchers.

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