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ED criteria for agchems apply in EU from October

New criteria for identifying agrochemical active ingredients, safeners or synergists that are potential endocrine disruptors (EDs) will be applied in the EU from October 20th.
Europe European Commission

MEPs clear new organic rules

The European Parliament has voted in favour of draft rules on the production and labelling of organic food.
Europe Policy & Regulation

Russia conditionally approves Bayer takeover of Monsanto

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has conditionally granted approval of Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto.
Russian Federation M&A

EFSA compares residues in organic and conventional food

An analysis of pesticide residue monitoring data in Europe found pesticide residues in 44% of conventional food samples and 6.5% of organic food samples, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Europe EU

Portuguese agchem residues in food hit record low in 2016

The number of samples of analysed foodstuffs with pesticide residues above permitted limits in Portugal hit an all-time recorded low in 2016.
Portugal

Syngenta debuts grapevine fungicide in Portugal

Syngenta has launched its oomycete fungicide, Ampexio (mandipropamid + Gowan’s zoxamide), in Portugal.

Portugal Fungicides
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North America

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California court rejects Monsanto's appeal of glyphosate listing decision

A California state appeals court has upheld the state’s move to add glyphosate herbicide to its list of possible carcinogens.
United States Monsanto

US EPA sued for documents on agchem worker rules

Environmentalists and farmworker advocates are suing the US EPA to turn over records related to its decision to revise two pesticide worker protection rules.

United States Legal

US pest control revenues up 5% again

Revenues generated by the US professional pest control industry grew by 5.2% to $8,597 million in 2017.

United States

US specialty pesticide sales to approach $1 bn in 2018

Sales of pesticides for use on turf and ornamentals in the US are expected to approach $1,000 million this year.

United States

US state of Arkansas dicamba ban in legal limbo

The US state of Arkansas' ban on dicamba herbicide spraying technically went into effect on April 16th but lawsuits brought by farmers opposed to the restrictions appear to have temporarily disrupted implementation.
United States Policy & Regulation

Canada updates agchem review plan

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) plans to have initiated some 145 pesticide re-evaluations between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2023, according to the Agency’s latest five-year work plan.
Canada PMRA
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South America

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STK and BASF agree Timorex Gold deal for Brazil

Israeli biopesticide company, STK (previously Stockton), and BASF have agreed a distribution deal for the former’s biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract), in Brazil.

Brazil BASF

Argentina simplifies agchem approval amendment processes

Argentina is simplifying processes for amended approvals of agrochemicals and biological products.
Argentina Argentina Senasa

Leafhopper control products sales almost double in Brazil

Sales of insecticides in Brazil for the control of maize leafhoppers (Dalbulus maidis) have shot up by 85% for the present season compared with the last.
Brazil Insecticides

Brazil Anvisa to vote on proposed RET amendments

The Brazilian toxicology authority is to host a public meeting including a vote on proposed amendments to regulations on emergency agrochemical authorisations.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazil Anvisa to approve two bioinsecticides

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of two viral bioinsecticides as new active ingredients for its “monografia” list of approved substances.
Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Paraguay imported 52,000 tonnes of agchems in 2017

Paraguay imported some 52,067 tonnes of agrochemicals in 2017.
Paraguay
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Asia

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BASF's Inscalis gets first global registration in Australia

BASF has received its first global registration for its new insecticide, Versys (afidopyropen – trade-marked as Inscalis – 100 g/litre) in Australia.
Australia APVMA

Indian approval for Punjab Chemicals' metamitron

Indian company Punjab Chemicals has received approval from the country’s Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee for the herbicide, metamitron.

India Herbicides & PGRs

Indian court rules against Monsanto's GM cotton patent

The Delhi High Court in India has ruled Monsanto’s patent on its genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton as “unpatentable” under the Indian Patents Act.
India Legal

Glyphosate-resistant barley grass found in Australia

A population of northern barley grass (Hordeum glaucum) in Australia has been confirmed as resistant to the herbicide, glyphosate.
Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia approves GM buffalo grass tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved small-scale field tests of genetically modified buffalo grass (Stenatophrum secundatum).
Australia OGTR

APVMA posts Australian pesticide sales

Sales of pesticides in Australia amounted to Aus$3,222.6 million (US$2,531.5 million at the current rate) in the fiscal year ended June 30th 2017, according to figures from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Australia APVMA
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Australasia

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BASF's Inscalis gets first global registration in Australia

BASF has received its first global registration for its new insecticide, Versys (afidopyropen – trade-marked as Inscalis – 100 g/litre) in Australia.
Australia APVMA

Glyphosate-resistant barley grass found in Australia

A population of northern barley grass (Hordeum glaucum) in Australia has been confirmed as resistant to the herbicide, glyphosate.
Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia approves GM buffalo grass tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved small-scale field tests of genetically modified buffalo grass (Stenatophrum secundatum).
Australia OGTR

APVMA posts Australian pesticide sales

Sales of pesticides in Australia amounted to Aus$3,222.6 million (US$2,531.5 million at the current rate) in the fiscal year ended June 30th 2017, according to figures from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Australia APVMA

Australia OKs aquatic herbicide surfactant

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved Australian company Crop Culture’s surfactant, Crop Culture Nemo Aquatic Surfactant (cocamidopropyl betaine 315 g/litre). 
Product Australia

Australia clears Bayer's Monsanto acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition on the basis of global divestments.

Australia M&A
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Middle East & Africa

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Crop protection companies make strides across Africa

Africa is making steady progress towards agricultural transformation and many African countries have undergone dramatic change during the past decade.
Middle East and Africa

Algeria lifts its ban on the import of soft drink ingredients

The Algerian government has agreed to lift the ban on imported flavours and other ingredients for the manufacture of soft drinks.
European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Kenyan NEMA seeks comments on proposed Bt cotton trials

The Kenyan National Environment Authority (NEMA) has called for public comments on its imminent decision on trials on genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton at nine research stations.

Kenya Input Traits

Bayer trials vector control in Africa

Bayer’s Crop Science division has initiated one-year trials of its malaria vector control insecticidal indoor residual spray (IRS), Fludora Fusion (deltamethrin + clothianidin), in Mozambique’s Manhica district.

Mozambique Bayer Crop Science

Namibia opens first GMO lab

Namibia has opened a laboratory for testing genetically modified products.

Namibia

Syngenta opens seed facility in Kenya

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has opened a seed research facility in Ruiru, Kenya.
Kenya Syngenta
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Global

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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

Agchem use risks falling in Brazil

The risks to health from pesticide use have been falling heavily in Brazil over the past decade and half.
Brazil International

Agrow's top ten most-read articles in 2017

Not surprisingly, articles related to news developments in the mega mergers and acquisitions going on within the crop protection industry during 2017 made up the bulk of Agrow’s top ten most-read articles in 2017.
International Operations

A peek into some new digital farming technologies

The latest in digital technologies were at the forefront in the Agritechnica exhibition held at Hanover, Germany from November 12th-18th. Agrow contributor Brian Hicks reports on some of the technologies that generated the most interest and received awards.

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