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EU approval decision on Syngenta maize left to Commission

A final decision on approving food and feed use of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been left to the European Commission after an appeal committee could not agree on the proposed authorisation. 

Europe EU

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

Europe EU

MEPs object to flumioxazin and chlorotoluron extensions

The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron. 

Herbicides & PGRs Europe

Germany plans further agchem use reductions

Germany is seeking to further reduce the use of agrochemicals in its agriculture.

Germany Herbicides & PGRs

EU approval for two biopesticides

Formal EU approvals have been published for two biofungicide active ingredients, both of which have been designated as “low-risk”. 

Europe EU

EFSA studies risk reduction measures for cypermethrin

Establishing uses of the insecticide, cypermethrin, that are safe for aquatic organisms and non-target arthropods would require risk mitigation measures that are “challenging” to achieve in practice, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

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North America

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US FDA clears low gossypol cotton

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared US Texas A&M University's genetically modified cotton with ultra-low levels of the toxin, gossypol, in its seed for food and feed use. 

United States FDA

Deal reached to expedite California chlorpyrifos ban

Pesticide manufacturers have agreed to stop selling chlorpyrifos products in the US state of California.

United States Corteva Agriscience

US Tolerance Tracker update (September 2019)

The August 2019 update of the US Tolerance Tracker is available in the Agrow Data section.

United States

US lawsuit challenges reversal of neonic/GM crop ban in wildlife refuges

US environmentalists have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to reverse a 2014 ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in national wildlife refuges. 

United States Insecticides

Challenge revived of California glyphosate Prop 65 listing

A coalition of agricultural interests, food producers and pesticide manufacturers have urged a federal judge to strike down California's decision to add the herbicide, glyphosate, to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogenic chemicals.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Canada to OK fatty acid-based herbicides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US organic products company Westbridge Agricultural Products' octanoic acid and decanoic acid-based herbicides, BioLink FA Blend and BioLink Herbicide EC.

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South America

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Brazil soy grower group warns on dicamba drift concern

A Brazilian soybean growers' association is warning farmers of concerns of drift from use of dicamba herbicide. 

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs

Ihara launches dinotefuran insecticides in Brazil

Brazilian agrochemical company Ihara (Sorocaba) is launching its insecticide, Movidos a Dino (Mitsui Chemicals Agro's dinotefuran).

Insecticides Brazil

Brazil crop area up 1%

The planting of major summer and winter crops is shifting slightly towards soybeans this year in Brazil and the combined area is to total some 63.9 million ha.

Brazil

Brazilian municipality pesticide free zone faces "unconstitutional" finding

A law creating a "pesticide free zone" in the Brazilian city metropolitan region of Florianópolis has been found to be unconstitutional.

Brazil

Brazilian agchem imports up 17% in 9M

Brazilian imports of pesticides rose by 17% in the first nine months of the year to some $2,110 million.

Brazil

Brazilian state MP seeks agchems bans

A Brazilian state MP has introduced legislation seeking to ban the several key pesticide active ingredients and the aerial spraying of agrochemicals in the major agriculture state of Mato Grosso.

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Asia

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New Zealand to hold hearing on biocontrol application

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

New Zealand Biologicals

BASF debuts Ilevo in Australia

BASF has introduced the fungicidal seed treatment, Ilevo (fluopyram), in Australia. It is for the control of blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) on canola. 

BASF Seed treatments

Australia to OK BASF's cinmethylin herbicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's herbicide, Luximax (cinmethylin – trade-marked as Luximo - 750 g/litre). 

Herbicides & PGRs BASF

Syngenta debuts Orondis Flexi in Australia

Syngenta has introduced the fungicide, Orondis Flexi (oxathiapiprolin 15 g/litre + azoxystrobin 155 g/litre), in Australia. 

Fungicides Syngenta

Australian glyphosate resistance on the rise

A survey by Bayer's Crop Science division in Australia has found that 85% of cotton growers questioned suspected that they had glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds on their farm, compared with 74% in 2016.

Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia confirms domestic chlorpyrifos ban

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has finalised its decision to cancel the registration of 27 products containing the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

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Australasia

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New Zealand to hold hearing on biocontrol application

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

New Zealand Biologicals

BASF debuts Ilevo in Australia

BASF has introduced the fungicidal seed treatment, Ilevo (fluopyram), in Australia. It is for the control of blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) on canola. 

BASF Seed treatments

Australia to OK BASF's cinmethylin herbicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's herbicide, Luximax (cinmethylin – trade-marked as Luximo - 750 g/litre). 

Herbicides & PGRs BASF

Syngenta debuts Orondis Flexi in Australia

Syngenta has introduced the fungicide, Orondis Flexi (oxathiapiprolin 15 g/litre + azoxystrobin 155 g/litre), in Australia. 

Fungicides Syngenta

Australian glyphosate resistance on the rise

A survey by Bayer's Crop Science division in Australia has found that 85% of cotton growers questioned suspected that they had glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds on their farm, compared with 74% in 2016.

Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia confirms domestic chlorpyrifos ban

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has finalised its decision to cancel the registration of 27 products containing the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

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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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