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US DoJ voices concern about Syngenta patent dispute appeal

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is urging a federal appeals court to reject Syngenta's request to overturn a ruling that dismissed claims of copyright infringement against generic agrochemical company Willowood.

United States DOJ

US Tolerance Tracker update (May 2018)

The April 2018 update of the US Tolerance Tracker is available in the Agrow Data section.
United States

CFIA detects GM wheat on "isolated" site in Alberta

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the detection of unauthorised genetically modified herbicide-tolerant wheat in Alberta province.
Canada CFIA

US state of Hawaii bans chlorpyrifos

Hawaii has become the first US state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Insecticides

US court battle looms over XtendiMax registration

US environmentalists are urging a federal court to vacate the EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), and pull the product from the market.
United States Monsanto

US lawmakers balk at EPA science transparency rule

More than 100 members of the US House of Representatives are urging the Trump administration to abandon a controversial proposal that would restrict the data the EPA can use to support future regulations.

United States EPA

US lawmakers seek new IARC director's justification of glyphosate assessment

US lawmakers have called on the newly-elected head of the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to testify at a Congressional hearing on the Agency’s determination that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

BASF debuts Provisia rice system in US

BASF has made a limited introduction of its non-genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Provisia rice system in the US.
BASF United States

Canada confirms continued use of Valent’s Retain PGR

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the continued registration of Sumitomo Chemical subsidiary Valent Biosciences’ plant growth regulator, Retain (aminoethoxyvinylglycine hydrochloride – also referred to as aviglycine hydrochloride). 
Canada PMRA

Mexico delivers final OK for Bayer's Monsanto takeover

The final regulatory approval for Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto has been granted with Mexico’s conditional authorisation.
Mexico Bayer Crop Science

Monsanto eyes appeal of order in US dicamba case

Monsanto is keen to appeal a recent US court order that denied its request for summary judgement of claims that allege the company was liable for dicamba herbicide drift damage in 2015 and 2016 to peach groves in the state of Missouri.

Monsanto Legal

Canada to OK BASF’s Serifel for grapevines

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of BASF’s biofungicide, Serifel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), for the suppression of grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) and powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) on grapevines. 
Biologicals BASF
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