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Incotec to open rice ST facility in Malaysia

UK specialty chemical company Croda's Dutch seed treatment business, Incotec, is to open its newest facility in Kedah, Malaysia on August 22nd.

Malaysia Operations

Australia suspends chlorpyrifos labels

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has suspended the labels of various chlorpyrifos insecticide products with domestic, agricultural and non-agricultural uses for 12 months.

Australia Insecticides

New Zealand mulls methyl bromide controls

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has invited public comment on an application to reconsider controls on the fumigant, methyl bromide. 

New Zealand NZ EPA

Australian winter crop area to rise

The area planted with winter crops in Australia in 2019/20 is expected to rise by 8.9% to 19.6 million ha, according to the first seasonal forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) last month.

Australia

BASF seeks NZ approval for Revysol

BASF has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority to import the fungicide, Revystar (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol 100 g/litre + fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium 50 g/litre).

New Zealand Fungicides

FarmHannong launches Flexo herbicide in Philippines

South Korean chemical company LG Chem’s agrochemical subsidiary, FarmHannong, has launched its herbicide, Flexo (flucetosulfuron) in Philippines.

Herbicides & PGRs Philippines

Mitsui Chemical progresses on Japanese approval for cyclopyrimorate

Japanese company Mitsui Chemicals' agrochemical business, Mitsui Chemicals Agro, and the national agricultural co-operative organisation, Japan Agricultural Co-operatives, are jointly developing Mitsui's new rice herbicide, cyclopyrimorate (trade-marked as Cyra).

Japan Herbicides & PGRs

Australia OKs BASF's Serifel

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved BASF's biofungicide, Serifel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600).

Australia Biopesticides

Phillips McDougall provides 2019 agrochemical outlook

Phillips McDougall expects the global agrochemical market to be flat or exhibit slight growth in 2019, according to market analysis by senior analyst Darren Stobbart.

International Asia Pacific

New Zealand first to mull Bayer's isoflucypram

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has called a public meeting on an application by Bayer to import the fungicide, Vimoy Iblon (isoflucypram 50 g/litre). 

New Zealand Fungicides

BASF receives Australian approval for Revysol

BASF has received approval from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for its fungicide, Belanty (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol – 75 g/litre).

Fungicides BASF

Indian farmers protest GMO approval delays by sowing illegal GM cotton

Farmers in the western Indian state of Maharashtra have been protesting the lack of approval of new genetically modified crops by illegally sowing Bt insect-resistant and glyphosate herbicide-tolerant cotton.

India Policy & Regulation
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