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Australia approves GM wheat tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the field testing of genetically modified wheat by the University of Melbourne. 

Australia OGTR

Vietnam bans glyphosate

Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revoked all approvals for glyphosate-based herbicides.

Vietnam Australia

Australia to regulate genome editing techniques

Most genome editing techniques, such as CRISPR, are to be regulated in Australia following a technical review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001. 

Australia OGTR

Australia to OK BASF's Revysol

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's fungicide, Belanty (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol – 75 g/litre), for use on apples and grapevines. 

Australia Fungicides

Corteva seeks NZ approval for Inatreq

DowDuPont's agriculture business, Corteva Agriscience, is seeking approval in New Zealand for the fungicide, GF-3308 (fenpicoxamid – trade-marked as Inatreq - 50 g/litre), for use on wheat. 

Fungicides New Zealand

APVMA posts Australian agchem sales

Sales of pesticides in Australia amounted to Aus$3,030.4 million (US$2,149.5 million at the current rate) in the fiscal year ended June 30th 2018, according to figures from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. 

Australia APVMA

New Zealand OKs biocontrol agent

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority has approved the release of the parasitoid wasp, Eadya daenerys, as a biological control agent for the control of eucalyptus tortoise beetles (Paropsis charybdis). 

New Zealand NZ EPA

APVMA performance steady in Q2

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) completed 86% of pesticide registration applications within statutory timeframes in the three months to December 31st 2018, which was the second quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. 

Australia APVMA

Review favours end of South Australian GM crop ban

An independent review of the long-standing moratorium on genetically modified crop production in the Australian state of South Australia favours its removal.

Australia Output Traits

Australian summer crop area below forecast

With Australian summer crop planting largely complete, the area is 22.5% lower than the previous year at just over 1 million ha, according to the latest report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). 

Australia

Australia OKs GM wheat trials

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that proposed field tests by the University of Melbourne on genetically modified wheat pose negligible risks to human health and the environment. 

Australia OGTR

Australia to approve potassium silicate fungicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Australian company Organic Crop Protectants' (Clayton, Victoria) fungicide, Ecocarb Plus (potassium silicate + potassium bicarbonate). 

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