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BASF has presented its fungicide, Century Pro (potassium phosphonate), in Italy.
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.
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.
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.
The Russian agrochemical company, Chance Enterprise, plans to commission its new manufacturing facility by March 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Proposals to boost the area of protein crops in the EU have been outlined by the European Commission.
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.
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.
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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