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MBI switches EU biopesticide application due to Brexit

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI- Davis, California), has transferred its EU application for approval of the biofungicide, Sakalia (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), from the UK to the Netherlands in response to the UK’s pending withdrawal from the EU. 
Biologicals Marrone Bio Innovations

EU issues further Brexit advice for biotech firms

The European Commission has issued further advice to biotechnology companies on the trade implications when the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

EU United Kingdom

Bayer challenges Russian FAS in court

Bayer has filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) over its investigation of Bayer’s planned takeover of Monsanto.

Russian Federation FAS

Italy OKs temp use extension for Bayer's Velum Prime

Italy has granted a temporary use extension to Bayer Crop Science division’s nematicide, Velum Prime (fluopyram).
Italy Bayer Crop Science

Grain plantings looking stable in EU

Initial estimates of planting intentions indicate a “quite stable” EU crop area this year, but extreme weather events, low crop prices and high production costs are creating uncertainty about the final figures, warns European farmers’ group Copa-Cogeca.

Europe EU

BASF unveils Tessior in Spain

BASF has unveiled its preventive fungicide, Tessior (boscalid + pyraclostrobin - trade-marked as F500), in Spain.

Spain BASF

Serbian approval for Stockton's Regev

Israeli biopesticide company Stockton has received Serbian approval for its combined biological and chemical fungicide, Regev (Melaleuca alternifolia extract + difenoconazole).
Biologicals Fungicides

DowDuPont to launch Zorvec fungicides in EMEA region

DowDuPont plans to launch products based on its new fungicide, oxathiapiprolin (trade-marked as Zorvec), in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. 
Fungicides DowDuPont

Syngenta debuts Elatus Era in Spain

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has launched its fungicide, Elatus Era (benzovindiflupyr – trade-marked as Solatenol - 75 g/litre + prothioconazole 150 g/litre) in Spain.

Spain Fungicides

BASF to launch Charm fungicide in UK

BASF is to launch the fungicide, Charm (fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium), in the UK. It is for the control of powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis) in strawberries (outdoor and protected), protected tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. 
United Kingdom BASF

Nufarm completes acquisition of FMC herbicides in Europe

Nufarm has completed the acquisition of certain cereal herbicides in Europe from FMC. The two companies agreed the deal in November.

Europe M&A

EU to allow Belgian use permit for public health insecticides

Belgium is to be allowed to continue temporary use of two public health insecticide products before they have been granted biocide approval in the country.

EU Belgium
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