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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.

Australia Insecticides

Australia to approve Sipcam's Trebon insecticide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Sipcam's insecticide, Trebon (etofenprox 287.5 g/litre). 

Insecticides Australia

Argentina and China seek MoU on agchem trade

Argentina and China are in talks to update a memorandum of understanding on pesticide management co-operation.

China Argentina

InterGrain debuts imidazolinone-tolerant hay oats

The Australian cereal seed company, InterGrain (Bibra Lake, Western Australia), has introduced the world's first imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant hay oat variety.

Australia Herbicide Tolerance

Australian industry rejects APVMA board

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has objected to a government proposal to establish a governing board for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) that would be funded by industry fees and levies. 

Australia APVMA

Australian regulator reaffirms glyphosate safety after 60 Minutes TV show

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has reaffirmed its conclusion about the herbicide, glyphosate, being safe after a controversial 60 Minutes programme apparently filled with inaccuracies was aired on Australian television last week.

Australia APVMA

Australian cotton area to more than halve

The area planted with cotton in Australia is expected to fall by 57.7% to 145,000 ha in 2019/20, according to the first summer crop area forecast of the season by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). 

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