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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

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

Arysta/Meiji deal for flupyrimin on rice in India

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has agreed a licensing deal with Japanese company Meiji Seika Pharma to develop and commercialise formulations of Meiji’s insecticide, flupyrimin, for applications in rice in India.

India Deals

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

Australia to OK GM safflower production

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulatory has concluded that the proposed commercialisation of genetically modified safflower with elevated levels of oleic acid poses negligible risks to human health and the environment.

Australia OGTR

Nuseed seeks to test GM canola in Australia

Nufarm seed subsidiary Nuseed has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to conduct field trials of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant canola with altered oil content.

Australia OGTR

Farm Hannong to launch metamifop in Japan

South Korean chemical company LG Chem’s agrochemical subsidiary, Farm Hannong, is to launch its herbicide, Todome MF (metamifop), in Japan this month.

Japan Herbicides & PGRs
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