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New Zealand seeks data on neonics

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking information on the use of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, in light of updated risk assessments in the EU.
New Zealand NZ EPA

Sumitomo Chemical to merge Indian subsidiaries

Sumitomo Chemical is to merge its two Indian subsidiaries, Excel Crop Care and Sumitomo Chemical India, subject to receipt of all regulatory and other approvals.
India M&A

NZ EPA mulls biocontrol request

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is evaluating an application to release a gall mite (Aceria vitalbae) as a biological control agent against the plant, old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba). 
New Zealand NZ EPA

Australia approves ISK’s cyclaniliprole

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved Japanese company Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s insecticide, Cyclaniliprole 50 SL (cyclaniliprole 50 g/litre).
Insecticides Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

APVMA sustains progress with agchem approvals

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)  completed 77% of pesticide registration applications within statutory timeframes in the three months to June 30th, which was the fourth quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. 
Australia APVMA

Barley up and canola down in Australia

The area planted with barley in Australia is expected to rise by 10% and that of canola to fall by about 10% in 2018/19.

Australia OKs tests on GM disease-resistant wheat

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the Australian government research body, the CSIRO, to conduct field tests on genetically modified disease-resistant wheat.

Australia OGTR

Expanded use for Aviator Xpro in Australia

Bayer’s Crop Science division has received expanded approval for its fungicide, Aviator Xpro (bixafen 75 g/litre + prothioconazole 150 g/litre), in Australia. 
Fungicides Bayer Crop Science

APVMA to retain staff in ACT

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is to retain an office in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Australia APVMA

Bayer seeks NZ OK for tetraniliprole

Bayer’s Crop Science division has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to import the insecticide, Vayego (tetraniliprole 200 g/litre), into the country.
Insecticides Bayer Crop Science

FSANZ mulls GM safflower lines

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is considering a request from Australian company GO Resources (Melbourne, Victoria) to allow the food use of two genetically modified safflower lines. 
Output Traits Australia

Australia to approve Adama apple PGR

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of ChemChina subsidiary Adama’s plant growth regulator, Brevis Fruit Thinner (metamitron 15%), for use on apple trees.
Herbicides & PGRs Adama
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