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Australia approves GM cereal tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the University of Adelaide to conduct field tests on genetically modified wheat and barley.

Australia Output Traits

APVMA seeks permanent home in Armidale

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has begun the tendering process for a permanent site in Armidale, New South Wales.

Australia APVMA

APVMA to publicise product recalls

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has changed its policy on voluntary and compulsory product recalls. 
Australia APVMA

Australian canola area set to grow

The area of canola planted in Australia is expected to rise by 13.8% to 2.6 million ha in 2017/18, according to the first seasonal forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).


Stockton’s Timorex Gold OK’d for organic use in NZ

Israeli biopesticide company Stockton’s biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract), has been certified by New Zealand’s BioGro programme as compliant for use in organic crop production. 
Biologicals New Zealand

Australia to OK CEV’s Problad Plus

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Portuguese company Consume em Verde’s (CEV) BLAD (Banda de Lupinus albus doce) polypeptide-based biofungicide, Problad Plus.

Biologicals Australia

Australian govt seeks APVMA efficiency gains

The Australian government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has proposed legislative amendments aimed at improving the efficiency of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). 
Australia PMRA

Australian auditor slams APVMA performance

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has not achieved greater efficiencies in the delivery of its regulatory activities and the regulatory burden imposed on industry has not been reduced since efficiency reforms were implemented in 2014. That is the conclusion of the Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO) report assessing the effectiveness of the APVMA’s implementation of reforms to agrochemical and veterinary product regulation. 

Australia APVMA

APVMA advertises CEO position

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has advertised for a chief executive officer through the executive search partnership, Derwent Executive.

Australia APVMA

Bayer seeks NZ fungicide use extensions

Bayer has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for use extensions for its fungicides, Luna Privilege (fluopyram 500 g/litre) and Luna Sensation (fluopyram 250 g/litre + trifloxystrobin 250 g/litre).

Fungicides Bayer CropScience

Syngenta withdraws herbicide in Australia

Syngenta has withdrawn six batches of the herbicide, Gesagard 500 SC (prometryn 500 g/litre), in Australia because of the presence of low levels of impurities. 
Syngenta Herbicides & PGRs

Australia to OK Farmalinx pesticide adjuvant

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Australian agrochemical company Farmalinx’s (Bondi Junction, New South Wales) pesticide adjuvant, Farmalinx Fix-It Tank Mix Enhancing Agent (ammonium isethionate + monoethanolamine isethionate + diethanolamine isethionate + triethanolamine isethionate + tetraethanolamine isethionate). 
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