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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

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

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

Australia to OK Syngenta's Elatus Ace

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Syngenta's fungicide, Elatus Ace (benzovindiflupyr – trade-marked as Solatenol – 40 g/litre + propiconazole 250 g/litre). 

Australia APVMA

Australia to cut chlorpyrifos uses

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the cancellation of all remaining uses of the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, in domestic and home garden settings and certain public spaces. 

Australia APVMA

Australian industry defends glyphosate

Bayer, Nufarm and the Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, have defended the herbicide, glyphosate, in light of recent media reports in Australia. 

Australia Bayer Crop Science

Australia approves GM chickpea tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the Queensland University of Technology's application to conduct field tests of genetically modified chickpeas. 

Australia OGTR

New Zealand to review methyl bromide

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed its decision to reassess the fumigant, methyl bromide, and provided a timeline to show the progress of the application. 

New Zealand NZ EPA
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