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EU approval decision on Syngenta maize left to Commission

A final decision on approving food and feed use of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been left to the European Commission after an appeal committee could not agree on the proposed authorisation. 

Europe EU

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

Europe EU

MEPs object to flumioxazin and chlorotoluron extensions

The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron. 

Herbicides & PGRs Europe

Germany plans further agchem use reductions

Germany is seeking to further reduce the use of agrochemicals in its agriculture.

Germany Herbicides & PGRs

EU approval for two biopesticides

Formal EU approvals have been published for two biofungicide active ingredients, both of which have been designated as “low-risk”. 

Europe EU

EFSA studies risk reduction measures for cypermethrin

Establishing uses of the insecticide, cypermethrin, that are safe for aquatic organisms and non-target arthropods would require risk mitigation measures that are “challenging” to achieve in practice, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Europe EU

40th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias (Spain)

The Institut Quimic de Sarria’s (IQS) 40th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias takes place in Barcelona, Spain on November 5-6th 2019.

Spain Events

EU court rules that agchem approval system is valid

There are no grounds to question the validity of the EU agrochemical registration system, says the European Court of Justice (ECI). 

European Court of Justice Europe

New EU Commissioner to consider agchem reduction targets

EU Health Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides says that the EU should "consider the possibility" of setting mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, but she has stopped short of confirming support for a quantified reduction level. 

Europe EU

EU court rejects Sipcam request for suspension of chlorothalonil phase-out

An EU court has dismissed Sipcam-Oxon’s request for a suspension of the phase-out of the fungicide, chlorothalonil, while its lawsuit against the active ingredient’s non-renewal is being considered. 

Europe EU

EFSA consults stakeholders on review of guidance on agchems and bees

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is conducting a second consultation of stakeholders in its review of guidance on assessing the impact of pesticides on bees. 

Europe EU

EU sets phase-out dates for methiocarb

EU member states have been given until January 3rd 2020 to withdraw approvals for products containing the insecticide/acaricide, methiocarb, following the decision in July not to renew its approval. 

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