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Australian university seeks to test GM chickpeas

The Australian Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to conduct field tests on genetically modified chickpeas.

Australia Stress tolerance & Yield

Chinese nine-month pesticide exports up 20%

China’s pesticide exports during the first nine months of 2018 rose by 19.8% to $5,810 million compared with the same period during 2017.


Australian rice area slashed

The area planted with rice in Australia in the 2018/19 summer season is expected to plunge by 75% to 15,000 ha, according to the latest forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). 


Wageningen University unit agrees four-year biologicals project in China

Dutch Wageningen University entomologists have launched a four-year project to develop biological pest control products for use in greenhouses in China.

R&D Biologicals

Tariff escalation postponed in US/China trade dispute

The US Trump administration will not raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, including a long list of pesticide active ingredients and chemicals used by US manufacturers, early next year.

China United States

Industry welcomes rebound in APVMA performance

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has welcomed the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) latest quarterly figures for the assessment of pesticide registration applications, which show a return to 2014/15 levels. 

Australia APVMA

Australia approves Monsanto/Bayer GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved a request from Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to conduct field tests of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-tolerant canola.

Australia OGTR

Argentina and sponsors call for adoption of gene editing cooperation

Argentina has presented a “declaration” advocating the adoption and harmonised regulation of gene editing at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.

Argentina Brazil

APVMA improves performance in 2017/18

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) completed 63% of pesticide product registrations within statutory timeframes in the 12 months to June 30th 2018, according to its latest annual report. 

Australia APVMA

Corteva aims florylpicoxamid (Adavelt) at Asia Pacific

DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience is developing its new neopicolinamide fungicide, florylpicoxamid (trade-marked as Adavelt).

Corteva Agriscience DowDuPont

Australian university seeks to test GM wheat

The Australian University of Melbourne has applied to the country's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to field test genetically modified wheat with altered iron uptake, transport and bioavailability.

Australia Altered content

FarmHannong debuts tiafenacil in South Korea

South Korean chemical company LG Chem’s agrochemical subsidiary, FarmHannong, has commercialised the herbicide, Terrad’or Plus in South Korea.

South Korea Herbicides & PGRs
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