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Australia slashes summer crop forecast

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has sharply reduced its forecast for summer crop plantings due to a significant drop in expected plantings of grain sorghum and cotton. 

Australia

South Australia moves to lift GM crop ban

The South Australian government has introduced legislation aimed at lifting the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the mainland of the state by early next year. 

Australia Input Traits

Industry slams S Australian GM crops decision

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has accused members of the upper house of the South Australian state Parliament, the Legislative Council, of "playing politics" in blocking a move by the state government to end the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in mainland South Australia. 

Australia Input Traits

APVMA performance improves in fiscal 2019

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) completed 85% of pesticide product registrations within statutory timeframes in the 12 months to June 30th 2019.

Australia

Australia first to approve BASF's Luximax herbicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has granted the world's first approval to BASF's herbicide, Luximax (cinmethylin – trade-marked as Luximo – 750 g/litre). 

Herbicides & PGRs BASF

Australia to OK Syngenta's Callisto

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta's herbicide, Callisto (mesotrione 480 g/litre). 

Australia APVMA

Australia to review neonicotinoids

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is to review the registrations of the neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. 

Australia APVMA

APVMA proposes funding changes

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed a range of changes to regulatory service charges with a view to restoring its funding to full cost recovery. 

Australia APVMA

Australia to make first approvals of broflanilide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of seven pest control products based on BASF/Mitsui Chemicals Agro's new insecticide, broflanilide. 

BASF Mitsui Chemicals Agro

Industry repeats call for end of S Australian GM crop ban

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has again called for an end to the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the state of South Australia following the publication of a select committee report on the subject. 

Australia Policy & Regulation

Australia calls for 2,4-D restrictions

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed a range of restrictions on the phenoxy herbicide, 2,4-D, following a lengthy re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Australia OKs Syngenta's Elatus Ace

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved Syngenta's fungicide, Elatus Ace (benzovindiflupyr – trade-marked as Solatenol – 40 g/litre + propiconazole 250 g/litre), for use on wheat and barley. 

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