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Bayer gets Italian Serenade Max use extension

Italy has granted an exceptional use extension for Bayer Crop Science division’s foliar biofungicide/bactericide, Serenade Max (Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713).

Italy Bayer CropScience

France publishes lists of products containing suspected EDs

France has published lists of authorised agrochemical products and biocides that are likely to contain endocrine disrupting substances.

France EU

Andermatt establishes UK subsidiary

Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol has established a UK subsidiary, Andermatt Biocontrol UK.
United Kingdom Operations

Spanish empty agchem container collections up in 2016

The collection and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Spain rose in 2016 for the first time in three years.


Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has appointed Nico Stuijt as country manager for Arysta LifeScience Netherlands, effective August 21st.
Netherlands People

European bee study on neonics causes controversy

A European study to assess the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bees and wild bees across Europe has produced mixed results, leading to opposing camps on neonicotinoids claiming vindication of their points of view.

EU Germany

Three ais gain EU renewal

EU agrochemical approvals have been formally renewed for three active ingredients: the herbicides, pendimethalin and propoxycarbazone-sodium, and the bactericide/fungicide, benzoic acid. 
Europe Policy & Regulation

EFSA strengthens independence policy

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved new measures to “further strengthen the Authority’s impartiality and protection against improper influence”. 
Europe EFSA

EFSA updates GMO allergenicity guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued supplementary guidance on the assessment of allergenicity of genetically modified plants.

Europe EFSA

Clariant opens greenhouse in Germany

German specialty chemical company Clariant (Muttenz) has opened a new “state-of-the-art” greenhouse at its innovation centre in Frankfurt, Germany.
Germany Operations

BASF to launch Sercadis in France

BASF is to launch its fungicide, Sercadis (fluxapyroxad - trade-marked as Xemium 300 g/litre), in France for use on potatoes during the 2017/18 season. 
France Fungicides

Syngenta opens French seed facility

Syngenta has opened a new facility at Chartres, France dedicated to the development of cereal and oilseed rape hybrids.
France Operations
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