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Bayer gets Italian Serenade Max use extension

Italy has granted an exceptional use extension for Bayer Crop Science division’s foliar biofungicide/bactericide, Serenade Max (Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713).

Italy Bayer CropScience

France publishes lists of products containing suspected EDs

France has published lists of authorised agrochemical products and biocides that are likely to contain endocrine disrupting substances.

France EU

Andermatt establishes UK subsidiary

Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol has established a UK subsidiary, Andermatt Biocontrol UK.
United Kingdom Operations

Spanish empty agchem container collections up in 2016

The collection and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Spain rose in 2016 for the first time in three years.

Spain

Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has appointed Nico Stuijt as country manager for Arysta LifeScience Netherlands, effective August 21st.
Netherlands People

European bee study on neonics causes controversy

A European study to assess the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bees and wild bees across Europe has produced mixed results, leading to opposing camps on neonicotinoids claiming vindication of their points of view.

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North America

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Canada approves Bio-Ferm’s Botector

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Austrian company Bio-Ferm’s biofungicide, Botector (Aureobasidium pullulans strain DSM 14940 + A pullulans strain DSM 14941).

Canada PMRA

US FDA OKs Arcadia’s WUE trait

The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California), has received a positive early food safety evaluation (EFSE) from the US Food and Drug Administration for its water use efficiency (WUE) trait. 
United States FDA

US EPA faces revised ESA pesticide "mega" suit

US environmentalists have filed a revised version of the pesticide "mega-suit" alleging that the EPA has repeatedly ignored its responsibility to protect endangered species from legal pesticide uses.

United States EPA

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

Canadian neonic legal action continues

The Canadian Federal Court has denied applications from the Canadian government and four agrochemical companies to block a lawsuit filed by environmentalist groups over the regulation of neonicotinoid insecticides. 
Canada Insecticides

US state of Missouri lifts dicamba ban

The US state of Missouri has lifted its emergency ban on the use of dicamba after finalising new restrictions intended to further minimise drift of the herbicide.

United States Herbicides & PGRs
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South America

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Brazil minor-crop regime counts on 90 products

Brazil has 90 formulated pesticide products that have been registered under the minor crops programme.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazil Anvisa toxicology proposals move closer

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has presented the results of public consultations on proposals on questions of toxicological evaluation and labelling of pesticides.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazil agchem container recycling up in H1

The collection and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Brazil rose in the first half of 2017.
Brazil

Brazil Cade calls for Bayer/Monsanto deal impact study

The Brazilian competition authority, the Cade, has called for a Brazilian market impact study on the proposed Bayer takeover of Monsanto.
M&A Brazil

Brazil drafts measure to loosen agchem approval rules

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has prepared draft amendments to pesticide legislation that could loosen rules for registering pesticides.

Brazil Brazil Mapa

Brazil approves Dow insecticide

Brazil has granted registration for Dow AgroSciences’ insecticide, Spindle (spinosad).

Brazil Dow AgroSciences
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Asia

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Syngenta gets Chinese import OK for Duracade maize

Syngenta has received Chinese import approval for its genetically modified insect-resistant Agrisure Duracade (5307) maize for use in food and feed.
China Syngenta

Australia approves GM cereal tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the University of Adelaide to conduct field tests on genetically modified wheat and barley.

Australia Output Traits

APVMA seeks permanent home in Armidale

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has begun the tendering process for a permanent site in Armidale, New South Wales.

Australia APVMA

APVMA to publicise product recalls

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has changed its policy on voluntary and compulsory product recalls. 
Australia APVMA

Australian canola area set to grow

The area of canola planted in Australia is expected to rise by 13.8% to 2.6 million ha in 2017/18, according to the first seasonal forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Australia

Indian industry worried about imminent sales tax changes

The Indian crop protection industry is preparing itself for a new sales tax regime that is to come into force from July 1st.
India Product
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Australasia

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Australia approves GM cereal tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the University of Adelaide to conduct field tests on genetically modified wheat and barley.

Australia Output Traits

APVMA seeks permanent home in Armidale

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has begun the tendering process for a permanent site in Armidale, New South Wales.

Australia APVMA

APVMA to publicise product recalls

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has changed its policy on voluntary and compulsory product recalls. 
Australia APVMA

Australian canola area set to grow

The area of canola planted in Australia is expected to rise by 13.8% to 2.6 million ha in 2017/18, according to the first seasonal forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Australia

Stockton’s Timorex Gold OK’d for organic use in NZ

Israeli biopesticide company Stockton’s biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract), has been certified by New Zealand’s BioGro programme as compliant for use in organic crop production. 
Biologicals New Zealand

Australia to OK CEV’s Problad Plus

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Portuguese company Consume em Verde’s (CEV) BLAD (Banda de Lupinus albus doce) polypeptide-based biofungicide, Problad Plus.

Biologicals Australia
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Middle East & Africa

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Dow/DuPont merger progresses in South Africa

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended the conditional approval of the proposed merger between Dow AgroSciences parent company Dow Chemical and DuPont.
M&A Dow AgroSciences

Kenyan MPs call for GMO trials to go ahead

The Kenyan Parliament’s Agriculture select committee has voted to allow trials of genetically modified maize.

Kenya Input Traits

Arysta acquires biosolutions business Verios

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has acquired the business assets of South African biosolutions supplier Verios.
South Africa M&A

DuPont opens South Africa facility

DuPont has opened its Rand 100 million ($7.7 million) crop technology centre in Delmas, South Africa.

DuPont Commercial

Mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2017

A monthly listing of the mergers, acquisitions and deals in 2017, with links to the original articles.

Policy & Regulation Biostimulants

Mitsui & Co acquires Top Seeds

Japanese company Mitsui & Co has acquired Israeli seed company Top Seeds (Moshav Sharona) and renamed it Top Seeds International.

M&A Israel
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Global

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BASF to debut chlorfenapyr-based mosquito net

BASF is preparing to launch the chlorfenapyr insecticide-treated mosquito net, Interceptor G2, following its recommendation by the UN WHO.
International WHO

Last week for sending Agrow Awards applications

There is just one week to go before the deadline of July 18th for applying to one of the 16 categories in Agrow Awards 2017. 
Commercial International

Deadline approaches for Agrow Awards applications

The deadline for making an entry to the Agrow Awards is fast approaching with less than four weeks to go until July 18th.
International Commercial

Agrow launches R&D Pipeline Tracker

Agrow adds a new dimension to its tracking and reporting of research and development taking place within the crop protection industry with the launch of its new R&D Pipeline Tracker.

International Product

ICUP 2017

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) 2017 is to be held in Birmingham, UK from July 9th-12th 2017.

Events United Kingdom

20-year agchem use drop from GM crops

The reduction in agrochemical usage associated with genetically modified crops amounted to 8.1% between 1996 and 2015, according to the latest analysis by UK consultancy P G Economics. It points to a 618,700 tonne decrease in herbicide and insecticide use over the period. The trend continues the decline seen in previous years. Usage fell by 8.2% between 1996 and 2014.

International Input Traits
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