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Australia warns of coronavirus effect on agchem supplies

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. 

Australia APVMA

India to ban buprofezin and tricyclazole

India’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban the insecticide, buprofezin, and the fungicide, tricyclazole.

India Fungicides

China sets up temp approval/renewal measures for coronavirus delays

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.


Australian summer crop area slumps

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). 


New Zealand approves ISK’s Kusabi

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. 

Fungicides Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

Dabei Nong Biotechnology's GM maize receives Chinese biosafety certificate

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).

Herbicide Tolerance China

APVMA posts Q2 improvement

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) completed 92% of pesticide registration applications within statutory timeframes in the three months to December 31st 2019, which was the second quarter of its 2020 fiscal year.


China's glyphosate capacity stabilises following consolidation

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.

China Herbicides & PGRs

New Zealand starts hydrogen cyanamide review

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.


New Zealand

New Zealand finds grounds to review neonicotinoids

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. 

New Zealand NZ EPA

Asia review 2019: Glyphosate bans and Chinese exports dominate news

As was the case with Europe and North America, the herbicide, glyphosate was the cause of headline news in Asia.

Asia Pacific Australia

Australia confirms first approvals of broflanilide

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. 

Australia Insecticides
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