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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has warned of possible disruption to the supply of agricultural and veterinary chemicals from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
India’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban the insecticide, buprofezin, and the fungicide, tricyclazole.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture has put in place temporary measures related to approval procedures and the renewal of licences in order to mitigate disruption and delays because of the coronavirus outbreak.
With Australian summer crop planting largely complete, the area is two-thirds lower than in the previous year at 357,000 ha, according to the latest report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics (ABARES).
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the import and use of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s fungicide, Kusabi (pyriofenone 300 g/litre), for the control of powdery mildew on apples, grapevines and cucurbits.
Chinese company Beijing Dabei Nong Biotechnology has received a biosafety certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture for its genetically modified glyphosate herbicide-tolerant maize (DBN 9936).
Chinese companies’ production capacity for the herbicide, glyphosate, was around 725,000 tonnes in 2018, down from the high of some 940,000 tonnes in 2014.
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking more information on the plant growth regulator, hydrogen cyanamide, as part of a reassessment of the active ingredient.
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has determined that grounds exist to reassess approvals of the neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam.
As was the case with Europe and North America, the herbicide, glyphosate was the cause of headline news in Asia.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has confirmed the approval of seven pest control products based on BASF/Mitsui Chemicals Agro’s new insecticide, broflanilide.
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