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Canada approves Bio-Ferm’s Botector

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Austrian company Bio-Ferm’s biofungicide, Botector (Aureobasidium pullulans strain DSM 14940 + A pullulans strain DSM 14941).

Canada PMRA

US FDA OKs Arcadia’s WUE trait

The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California), has received a positive early food safety evaluation (EFSE) from the US Food and Drug Administration for its water use efficiency (WUE) trait. 
United States FDA

US EPA faces revised ESA pesticide "mega" suit

US environmentalists have filed a revised version of the pesticide "mega-suit" alleging that the EPA has repeatedly ignored its responsibility to protect endangered species from legal pesticide uses.

United States EPA

US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal

Canadian neonic legal action continues

The Canadian Federal Court has denied applications from the Canadian government and four agrochemical companies to block a lawsuit filed by environmentalist groups over the regulation of neonicotinoid insecticides. 
Canada Insecticides

US state of Missouri lifts dicamba ban

The US state of Missouri has lifted its emergency ban on the use of dicamba after finalising new restrictions intended to further minimise drift of the herbicide.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Canada clears chlorthal-dimethyl in special review

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the herbicide, chlorthal-dimethyl, following a special review of the active ingredient.

Canada PMRA

Isagro USA

Italian agrochemical company Isagro US subsidiary Isagro USA (Morrisville, NC) has appointed Daren Sapp as its commercial sales manager.

United States Isagro

USDA proposes biocontrol permits

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposes to issue permits for the release of a leaf-feeding moth, Hypena opulenta, for the biological control of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp). 
United States APHIS

Syngenta debuts cockroach products in US

Syngenta has introduced two “next generation” pesticides for the control of cockroaches by pest management professionals in the US.

Insecticides United States

US/Canada cut joint residue trials

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has notified reduced pesticide residue field trial requirements to support joint projects between Canada and the US.

Canada United States

Dicamba banned in two US states due to drift concerns

Growing complaints of crop damage from dicamba drift have prompted the US states of Missouri and Arkansas to impose emergency bans on the sale and use of the herbicide.
United States Herbicides & PGRs
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