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BASF unveils Century Pro in Italy

BASF has presented its fungicide, Century Pro (potassium phosphonate), in Italy.

Italy BASF

EU sets phase-out dates for three agchem ais

The European Commission has set phase-out schedules for the fungicides, propiconazole and quinoxyfen, and the herbicide, flurtamone, following the decision not to renew their EU approvals.

Europe EU

EFSA delays cumulative assessment pilot study results

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has put back the completion date to June 2019 for two pilot assessments of the risks posed to consumers by multiple pesticides.

Europe EU

MEPs call for more pre- and post-approval agchem data

Data requirements for EU approvals of agrochemicals should be amended to include long-term toxicity and the European Commission should launch an epidemiological study on the “real-life impact” of pesticides on human health, says a European Parliament committee.

Europe EU

Russian Chance Enterprise building new facility

The Russian agrochemical company, Chance Enterprise, plans to commission its new manufacturing facility by March 2019.

Russian Federation Operations

Env MEPs seek to strengthen public access to agchem data

Proposals to increase public access to EU registration data on agrochemicals and genetically modified organisms should not be hindered by commercial confidentiality issues, says the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.

Europe EU
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North America

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Controversial pesticide policies dropped from final US Farm Bill

The US Congress has dropped controversial pesticide provisions from the final Farm Bill. 

United States House

Canada reviews re-evaluation scheme

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is initiating a review of its pesticide re-evaluation programme. 

Canada PMRA

Corteva to debut Elevore herbicide in Canada

DowDuPont's agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, is to introduce the herbicide, Elevore (halauxifen-methyl – trade-marked as Arylex), for use on maize and soybeans in eastern Canada for the 2019 growing season. 

Canada Herbicides & PGRs

US state of Arkansas may ease dicamba restrictions

Agriculture officials in the US state of Arkansas have recommended that the state relax its restrictions on the spraying of the herbicide, dicamba, for the 2019 growing season. 

United States Herbicides & PGRs

US approval for BASF soybean seed treatments

BASF has received US approval for two fungicidal seed treatments for use on soybeans.

United States Seed treatments

Canada OKs BASF biofungicidal seed treatments

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved several biofungicidal seed treatments based on BASF's Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814.

Canada Biopesticides
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South America

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Brazilian agencies agree deal to unify and speed up agchem approvals

Brazil's three agrochemical product competent authorities have signed a co-operation deal with the Brazilian institute of cotton grower association, the IBA, to create a new and unified agrochemicals approval system.

Brazil Policy & Regulation

BASF launches insecticides for Argentine soy and maize markets

BASF has launched two new insecticides for the Argentine soybean and maize markets.

Argentina BASF

Agro Cenario 2019

DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience and the Brazilian soybean grower association, the AproSoja Brasil, held the first meeting of Agro Cenario 2019 this week.

Brazil Corteva Agriscience

Brazilian Ag Ministry issues citrus agchem list

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture has issued an updated list of approved pesticides for use by citrus growers.

Brazil Brazil Mapa

Brazil highlights cancer risks from agchem exposures

Avoiding contact with pesticides, solvents and petrochemicals, among other materials, can reduce occupational cancer cases by up to 37% in Brazil,

Brazil

Brazil court finds against Corteva insecticide

A Brazilian court has ordered DuPont (now DowDuPont business Corteva Agriscience) to reimburse a plaintiff and soybean grower for the purchase of an insecticide due to its inefficacy.

Brazil Corteva Agriscience
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Asia

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Australian university seeks to test GM chickpeas

The Australian Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to conduct field tests on genetically modified chickpeas.

Australia Stress tolerance & Yield

Chinese nine-month pesticide exports up 20%

China’s pesticide exports during the first nine months of 2018 rose by 19.8% to $5,810 million compared with the same period during 2017.

China

Australian rice area slashed

The area planted with rice in Australia in the 2018/19 summer season is expected to plunge by 75% to 15,000 ha, according to the latest forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). 

Australia

Wageningen University unit agrees four-year biologicals project in China

Dutch Wageningen University entomologists have launched a four-year project to develop biological pest control products for use in greenhouses in China.

R&D Biologicals

Tariff escalation postponed in US/China trade dispute

The US Trump administration will not raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, including a long list of pesticide active ingredients and chemicals used by US manufacturers, early next year.

China United States

Industry welcomes rebound in APVMA performance

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has welcomed the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) latest quarterly figures for the assessment of pesticide registration applications, which show a return to 2014/15 levels. 

Australia APVMA
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Australasia

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Australian university seeks to test GM chickpeas

The Australian Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to conduct field tests on genetically modified chickpeas.

Australia Stress tolerance & Yield

Australian rice area slashed

The area planted with rice in Australia in the 2018/19 summer season is expected to plunge by 75% to 15,000 ha, according to the latest forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). 

Australia

Industry welcomes rebound in APVMA performance

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has welcomed the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) latest quarterly figures for the assessment of pesticide registration applications, which show a return to 2014/15 levels. 

Australia APVMA

Australia approves Monsanto/Bayer GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved a request from Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to conduct field tests of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-tolerant canola.

Australia OGTR

Argentina and sponsors call for adoption of gene editing cooperation

Argentina has presented a “declaration” advocating the adoption and harmonised regulation of gene editing at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.

Argentina Brazil

APVMA improves performance in 2017/18

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) completed 63% of pesticide product registrations within statutory timeframes in the 12 months to June 30th 2018, according to its latest annual report. 

Australia APVMA
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Middle East & Africa

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Ugandan Parliament OKs amended GMO bill

The Ugandan Parliament has passed a bill that would facilitate the development and application of genetically modified crops in the country.

Uganda Output Traits

Nigeria approves Bt cotton

The Nigerian Ministry of Science and Technology has approved genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.

Nigeria Input Traits

Tanzania bans GM crop trials

Tanzania has issued a ban on all trials on genetically modified crops.

Tanzania Policy & Regulation

Sth Africa rejects stacked HT/IR/drought-res GM maize

South African government has rejected an application for the commercial use of Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s triple stacked genetically modified herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant and stress tolerant (MON87460xMON89034xNK603) maize.

 

South Africa Bayer Crop Science

Kenyan President calls for Bt cotton adoption

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has ordered government Ministries to investigate adoption of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton in the country.
Kenya Input Traits

Burkina Faso OKs release of anti-malaria GM mosquitoes

The Burkina Faso government has approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes for the control of malaria.

Burkina Faso Input Traits
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Global

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Report outlines evolution of pesticides since 1960

A high level of investment from the crop protection industry to research and develop new products has led to a continual improvement in the effectiveness as well as safety profile of pesticides, according to a report by Phillips McDougall written on behalf of CropLife International.

International R&D

Agrow Awards: experts to discuss 2018 market and future technology trends

A panel of experts from the crop protection industry will analyse market developments during 2018 and discuss trends likely to shape the future of the industry.

Operations Deals

Podcast: Seed market in 2017

In this episode in Agrow’s new series of podcasts, Sanjiv Rana talks with Phillips McDougall’s senior business analyst for seeds, Yuanjie Su, about developments in the global seed industry during 2017.
International North America

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
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