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BASF unveils Century Pro in Italy

BASF has presented its fungicide, Century Pro (potassium phosphonate), in Italy.

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EU sets phase-out dates for three agchem ais

The European Commission has set phase-out schedules for the fungicides, propiconazole and quinoxyfen, and the herbicide, flurtamone, following the decision not to renew their EU approvals.

Europe EU

EFSA delays cumulative assessment pilot study results

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has put back the completion date to June 2019 for two pilot assessments of the risks posed to consumers by multiple pesticides.

Europe EU

MEPs call for more pre- and post-approval agchem data

Data requirements for EU approvals of agrochemicals should be amended to include long-term toxicity and the European Commission should launch an epidemiological study on the “real-life impact” of pesticides on human health, says a European Parliament committee.

Europe EU

Russian Chance Enterprise building new facility

The Russian agrochemical company, Chance Enterprise, plans to commission its new manufacturing facility by March 2019.

Russian Federation Operations

Env MEPs seek to strengthen public access to agchem data

Proposals to increase public access to EU registration data on agrochemicals and genetically modified organisms should not be hindered by commercial confidentiality issues, says the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.

Europe EU

France consults on Ecophyto II+ plan

France has begun a public consultation on its Ecophyto II+ plan, which is the latest version of the Ecophyto plan launched in 2008 to halve pesticide usage in the country.

France Product

Agric MEPs call for better pesticide use monitoring

Better collection of data on pesticide use in the EU is needed to improve the implementation of the EU sustainable pesticide use Directive (2009/128), say members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee.

Europe EU

EU outlines plan to boost protein crop areas

Proposals to boost the area of protein crops in the EU have been outlined by the European Commission.

Europe EU

EFSA safety clearance for GM soybean and cotton renewals

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded positive safety assessments of applications to renew EU approvals of two genetically modified soybean and cotton lines.

Europe EU

France moves to phase out glyphosate within three years

France’s Ministers of Agriculture and of Ecology have confirmed their intention to achieve the goal set by the French President to phase out the main uses of the herbicide, glyphosate, within three years.

France EU

EU drafts updated list of biocides still in review

The European Commission has drafted an updated list of biocidal active ingredients that are still going through the EU review of existing biocides.

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