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Australia approves GM wheat tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the field testing of genetically modified wheat by the University of Melbourne. 

Australia OGTR

Chinese scientists develop non-GM herbicide-tolerant wheat

Chinese researchers have used genome editing to produce non-genetically modified wheat with tolerance to sulfonylurea, imidazolinone and aryloxyphenoxy propionate-type herbicides. 

China Research

China's pesticide exports up 9% in 2018

China’s pesticide exports rose by 8.6% to $8,073 million in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to figures from the country’s Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA).

China

USDA chief criticises Vietnam glyphosate ban

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has expressed disappointment at Vietnam’s decision to ban the production and import of the herbicide, glyphosate.

USDA Vietnam

Vietnam bans glyphosate

Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revoked all approvals for glyphosate-based herbicides.

Vietnam Australia

Australia to regulate genome editing techniques

Most genome editing techniques, such as CRISPR, are to be regulated in Australia following a technical review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001. 

Australia OGTR

Australia to OK BASF's Revysol

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's fungicide, Belanty (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol – 75 g/litre), for use on apples and grapevines. 

Australia Fungicides

Corteva seeks NZ approval for Inatreq

DowDuPont's agriculture business, Corteva Agriscience, is seeking approval in New Zealand for the fungicide, GF-3308 (fenpicoxamid – trade-marked as Inatreq - 50 g/litre), for use on wheat. 

Fungicides New Zealand

Trump comments on China tariff continuation worry US soy growers

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is unhappy with recent comments from US President Donald Trump that he could leave tariffs in place under an agreement with China.

China United States

APVMA posts Australian agchem sales

Sales of pesticides in Australia amounted to Aus$3,030.4 million (US$2,149.5 million at the current rate) in the fiscal year ended June 30th 2018, according to figures from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. 

Australia APVMA

Vietnam bans glyphosate imports

Vietnam has reportedly banned the import of glyphosate-containing herbicides.

Vietnam Herbicides & PGRs

Corteva signs ag technology MoU with Chinese CAAS

DowDuPont’s agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, has signed a memorandum of understanding covering agricultural technology development with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

Corteva Agriscience DowDuPont
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