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French court rules against Bayer/Monsanto in Lasso case

The French Court of Appeal in Lyon ruled in favour of a French farmer in a long-running case involving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Lasso (alachlor).

Legal Herbicides & PGRs

EFSA issues guidance on ai application procedures

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued administrative guidance for applicants submitting dossiers for pesticide active ingredients and for EU member states preparing assessment reports.

Europe EU

Homolgacao Produtos Fitofarmaceuticos

The Portuguese crop protection products confirmation, Homolgacao Produtos Fitofarmaceuticos, event takes place in Lisbon on April 17th.

Portugal Events


The Spanish agrochemical industry association, the Aepla, has appointed Manuel Melgarejo Armada as its president.


German industry criticises Env Min restrictions

The German agrochemical industry association, the IVA, has criticised the plan of the federal Environment Ministry, the BMU, to only provide approval for agrochemicals from January 1st 2020 on the condition that farmers using them keep 10% of their arable land as “pesticide-free biodiversity areas”.

Germany Herbicides & PGRs

Bayer progresses on localising production in Russia

Bayer’s Crop Science division has been progressing on localising production as part of its plan to localise production of some 60% of its crop protection products within Russia.

Russian Federation Operations

Biobest receives Dutch approval for Biobest

Belgian biological pest control company Biobest (Westerlo) has received Dutch approval for its insecticide, Spyro, which contains natural pyrethrins and the synergist, piperonyl butoxide (PBO).

Netherlands Insecticides

EU guidance updated for agchem assessments

The European Commission has updated several guidance documents relating to the EU assessment of agrochemical active ingredients.

Europe EU

EU approval cleared for new biofungicide

EU member states have cleared the proposed approval of a new biofungicide, ABE-IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623). It is for use on grapevines.

Europe EU

EU OK for renewals of isoxaflutole and carvone

Proposals to renew the EU approvals of the herbicide, isoxaflutole, and the sprouting inhibitor, carvone, have been voted through by EU member states.

Europe EU

Cyflumetofen restrictions receive EU backing

EU member states have voted in favour of new restrictions on Japanese company Otsuka Chemical’s acaricide, cyflumetofen, that would only allow authorisations for uses where the level of a metabolite, B3, in ground water is expected to be below 0.1 µg/litre.

Europe EU

EU members support non-renewal of chlorothalonil

EU member states have voted in favour of a draft decision not to renew the EU approval of the fungicide, chlorothalonil.

Europe EU
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