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BASF to launch Allstar fungicide in UK

BASF is to launch the fungicide, Allstar (fluxapyroxad – trademarked as Xemium), for in-furrow treatment of Rhizoctonia solani in potatoes in the UK.
Fungicides United Kingdom

Spanish Bt maize growers celebrate 20 years

Spanish maize growers typically plant 36% of their crop with genetically modified insect-resistant Bt maize.
Spain Input Traits

Russia extends Bayer/Monsanto acquisition review

Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto would create substantial risks of restriction of competition in Russia, according to the country’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS).

M&A Russian Federation

French ag organisations prepare pesticide reduction "contract"

The French farmers' union, the FNSEA, and some 30 national agricultural and research organisations have prepared a “solution contract” aimed at reducing the use, risks and impact of crop protection products in France.

France Policy & Regulation

France extends tax credits to organic farming

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has voted to extend the tax credits for organic crop farming until 2020.

France

Spanish Sigfito signs ag waste management accord

The Spanish agrochemical packaging disposal and recycling organisation, the Sigfito, has signed an agricultural waste management deal with national and European regulators and 52 entities of Spanish civil society and business.

Spain

EFSA neonic/bee assessment delayed again

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) expects its updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides to be finalised in February 2018.

Europe EFSA

EU seeks views on REFIT review of agchem laws

The European Commission has opened two consultations for the public and for stakeholders on its “fitness check” review of the implementation of the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009) and the EU pesticide residues Regulation (396/2005).

Europe European Commission

Bayer decries UK intention to back EU neonic ban on outdoor uses

Bayer has decried the support expressed by the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Minister, Michael Gove, for tougher restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides.

United Kingdom EU

UK to back EU neonic ban on outdoor uses

The UK is to back a complete ban on the outdoor use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
United Kingdom Europe

Industry leaders concerned on glyphosate and industry investment

The potential non-approval of glyphosate herbicide in the EU would have a far bigger impact on competition and pricing of crop protection products than the recent M&A activity among the major companies.
Europe

EFSA develops new approach for epidemiology studies

A new approach to make better use of epidemiological data in the assessment of agrochemical active ingredients has been developed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Europe EFSA
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