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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

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). 

Australia

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

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.

Australia

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

South Australia lifts GM crop ban

The Australian state of South Australia has lifted its moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the mainland of the state while maintaining the ban on Kangaroo Island.

Australia Input Traits

Australia proposes to approve two new ais

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of two new pesticide active ingredients.

Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia mulls first approval of FMC's bixlozone

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the first approval of FMC’s herbicide, Overwatch (bixlozone 400 g/litre).

 

Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia/New Zealand to clarify rules on NBTs

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is to propose changes to the Food Standards Code to clarify terminology related to food derived from new breeding techniques (NBTs).

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