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UK study shows bumblebee harm from sulfoxaflor

Chronic exposure to the insecticide, sulfoxaflor, at dosages consistent with potential post-spray field exposure, has severe sub-lethal effects on bumblebee colonies
DowDuPont Insecticides

Ukraine struggles with counterfeit agchems

Ukraine is struggling with problems of low quality as well as counterfeit crop protection products.
Ukraine

EFSA clearance for Herculex/Roundup Ready maize renewal

An application for renewal of the EU approval of a DowDuPont genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant maize line has successfully passed an assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Europe EU

Low level of illegal GMOs detected in Norway

A newly released annual monitoring and control program report from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority shows illegal content of genetically modified material (GMO) was detected in five of a total of 158 samples of food, feed and food. The results show that the occurrence of illegal GMOs in Norway is low.

Norway Biotechnology

DowDuPont's fenpicoxamid receives EU approval

DowDuPont has received EU approval for its new cereal fungicide, fenpicoxamid (trade-marked as Inatreq).
Europe EU

Agchem residue compliance remains high in Europe

A total of 96.2% of food samples tested in Europe in 2016 had agrochemical residue levels within legal limits and 50.7% were free of any quantifiable residues, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Europe EU
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North America

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Canada to ban most clothianidin and thiamethoxam use

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the phase-out of most uses of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, following special reviews of the active ingredients.
Canada Insecticides

Canada OKs soybean oil insecticides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has allowed the continued registration of insecticides and insect repellents based on soybean oil following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.
PMRA Canada

US approval for Syngenta’s Vibrance Trio

Syngenta has received US approval for the fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance Trio (sedaxane + fludioxonil + metalaxyl-M), for use on soybeans. 
Seed treatments Fungicides

Canada OKs Andermatt’s Helicovex

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol’s (Grossdietwil) viral insecticide, Helicovex (Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate BV-0003).
Biologicals Canada

US Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ordered the US EPA to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, within 60 days.
United States Insecticides

US jury orders $289 m damages in Monsanto glyphosate cancer trial

A jury at US Superior Court of California state in San Francisco has found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that the company's glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, caused him cancer.
United States Herbicides & PGRs
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South America

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Colombia adopts global harmonised agchem labelling

Colombia is adopting global harmonised classification and labelling of chemical products including of pesticides.
Colombia Policy & Regulation

Brazil agchems slump likely to end in 2018

The Brazilian market is likely to come out of a three-year slump in 2018.
South America Argentina

Several agencies to appeal Brazil glyphosate ban

Several agriculture-based associations, as well as the national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, and the Ministry of Agriculture are expected to lodge appeals against the court order to suspend glyphosate herbicide use in Brazil.
Brazil Herbicides & PGRs

Dow launches PowerCore Enlist maize in Argentina

Dow AgroSciences (part of DowDuPont) is launching its stacked genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant PowerCore Enlist (MON89034xDAS1507xNK603xDAS40278) maize in Argentina.
Argentina Dow AgroSciences

Agchem registrations hit top of agenda in Brazil

Brazilian regulators are boosting pesticide registrations while debate is raging on how to go further.

South America

Syngenta backs overhaul of Brazilian agchem regulatory system

Syngenta is supporting the draft legislation that would amend the pesticide registration system in Brazil.
Brazil Syngenta
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Asia

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New Zealand seeks data on neonics

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking information on the use of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, in light of updated risk assessments in the EU.
New Zealand NZ EPA

Sumitomo Chemical to merge Indian subsidiaries

Sumitomo Chemical is to merge its two Indian subsidiaries, Excel Crop Care and Sumitomo Chemical India, subject to receipt of all regulatory and other approvals.
India M&A

NZ EPA mulls biocontrol request

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is evaluating an application to release a gall mite (Aceria vitalbae) as a biological control agent against the plant, old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba). 
New Zealand NZ EPA

Australia approves ISK’s cyclaniliprole

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved Japanese company Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s insecticide, Cyclaniliprole 50 SL (cyclaniliprole 50 g/litre).
Insecticides Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

APVMA sustains progress with agchem approvals

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)  completed 77% of pesticide registration applications within statutory timeframes in the three months to June 30th, which was the fourth quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. 
Australia APVMA

Barley up and canola down in Australia

The area planted with barley in Australia is expected to rise by 10% and that of canola to fall by about 10% in 2018/19.
Australia
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Australasia

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New Zealand seeks data on neonics

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking information on the use of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, in light of updated risk assessments in the EU.
New Zealand NZ EPA

NZ EPA mulls biocontrol request

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is evaluating an application to release a gall mite (Aceria vitalbae) as a biological control agent against the plant, old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba). 
New Zealand NZ EPA

Australia approves ISK’s cyclaniliprole

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved Japanese company Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s insecticide, Cyclaniliprole 50 SL (cyclaniliprole 50 g/litre).
Insecticides Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

APVMA sustains progress with agchem approvals

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)  completed 77% of pesticide registration applications within statutory timeframes in the three months to June 30th, which was the fourth quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. 
Australia APVMA

Barley up and canola down in Australia

The area planted with barley in Australia is expected to rise by 10% and that of canola to fall by about 10% in 2018/19.
Australia

Australia OKs tests on GM disease-resistant wheat

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the Australian government research body, the CSIRO, to conduct field tests on genetically modified disease-resistant wheat.

Australia OGTR
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Middle East & Africa

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Nigeria approves first Bt cotton varieties

Nigeria has approved its first genetically modified cotton products.
Nigeria Product Approvals

Additional controls placed on Egypt's strawberries by EU withdrawn

The EU has rescinded the additional import controls imposed on Egyptian strawberries after Egypt introduced “very rigorous” control standards for its exported products, said Egyptian agriculture ministry spokesman Ahram.

Europe Middle East and Africa

South African co-operative to enter tomato paste market

Bathwali Bentuthuko Co-operative Ltd is to build a tomato paste factory 50 kilometres south of Durban. It will produce both hot break and cold break product.

Canned & Tomato Products Tomato Paste

AATF gains B&MG Foundation grant to market GMOs

The US Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF) a $24.6 million grant to commercialise genetically modified insect-resistant and drought-tolerant maize in sub-Saharan Africa.
Middle East and Africa Output Traits

Ethiopia approves GM cotton

Ethiopia has approved the planting of genetically modified cotton.
Ethiopia Input Traits

Kenya to start GM cotton trials

Kenya is set to begin national trials on genetically modified cotton.
Kenya Input Traits
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Global

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Global crop protection market up 3% in 2017

The global market for conventional crop protection products grew by 2.5% to $54,219 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Phillips McDougall.
International Fungicides

Global GM seed market up 5% in 2017

The global traded crop seed market, excluding seed that has been farmer saved or supplied by governments/institutions, increased by 3.9% in 2017 to reach $38,429 million at the ex-manufacturer level.
International Output Traits

Global GM crop area up 2.5% in 2017

The global area planted with genetically modified crops rose by 2.5% to 189.8 million ha in 2017, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).

International Input Traits

Syngenta/IVCC's new ai enters early development

A new insecticide active ingredient being developed by Syngenta with a novel mode of action to address resistance in the control of malaria vectors is entering the early development phase.
International R&D

Agchem companies pledge anti-malaria R&D support

Several agrochemical companies have pledged to support further research and development of malaria vector control.
International R&D

Global crop protection market flat in 2017

Global chemical-based crop protection sales inched up by 0.2% to $53,695 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Agrow parent company Informa’s seed and agrochemical consultancy, Phillips McDougall.
International Product
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