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Canada to ban most clothianidin and thiamethoxam use

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the phase-out of most uses of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, following special reviews of the active ingredients.
Canada Insecticides

Canada OKs soybean oil insecticides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has allowed the continued registration of insecticides and insect repellents based on soybean oil following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.
PMRA Canada

US approval for Syngenta’s Vibrance Trio

Syngenta has received US approval for the fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance Trio (sedaxane + fludioxonil + metalaxyl-M), for use on soybeans. 
Seed treatments Fungicides

Canada OKs Andermatt’s Helicovex

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol’s (Grossdietwil) viral insecticide, Helicovex (Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate BV-0003).
Biologicals Canada

US Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ordered the US EPA to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, within 60 days.
United States Insecticides

US jury orders $289 m damages in Monsanto glyphosate cancer trial

A jury at US Superior Court of California state in San Francisco has found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that the company's glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, caused him cancer.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

GM crops adoption remains strong in Latin America

Brazil comfortably remained the second major adopter of genetically modified crops globally in the most recent planting season.
South America North America

US EPA to approve Koppert biofungicide

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Dutch biopesticide company Koppert Biological Systems’ biofungicide, KM1110 WDG (Metschnikowia fructicola strain NRRL Y-27328), for the prevention of post-harvest decay in certain fruits and berries. 
Biologicals United States

US to OK food use of Nichino’s pyrifluquinazon

The US EPA has proposed the first food and outdoor uses of Japanese company Nihon Nohyaku subsidiary Nichino America’s insecticide, pyrifluquinazone.
Insecticides Nihon Nohyaku

US FWS reverses neonic/GMO ban in wildlife refuges

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reversed its 2014 decision to phase out neonicotinoid insecticides and genetically modified crops from US national wildlife refuges.
United States Insecticides

Canada to OK pepino mosaic virus control

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of pepino mosaic virus (PMV) strain CH2 isolate 1906 and PMV-01.
Biopesticides Canada

USDA criticises ECJ ruling on new mutagenesis techniques

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has criticised the European Court of Justice (ECJ’s) recent ruling that new mutagenesis techniques for plant breeding be subject to EU laws on genetically modified organisms.
Europe EU
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