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California moves ahead with plan to ban chlorpyrifos

US state of California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

United States Insecticides

Canada to allow continued use of uniconazole-P

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the plant growth regulator, uniconazole-P, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

Canada Herbicides & PGRs

Canada to approve HopGuard II for varroa mite control

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BetaTec Hop Products' (Yakima, Washington) acaricide, HopGuard II (potassium salts of hop beta acids), for the control of varroa mites in honeybee hives. 

Insecticides Canada

US EPA to OK Bayer/Monsanto biopesticide PGR

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's biopesticide plant growth regulator, LCO (lipochitooligosaccharide) MOR116. 

Biologicals Seed treatments

US EPA to OK BVT's Vectorite with CR-7

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Canadian company Bee Vectoring Technologies' (BVT – Mississauga, Ontario) bee vectored biofungicide, Vectorite with CR-7 (Clonostachys rosea strain CR-7). 

Biologicals United States

US EPA to OK Andermatt's Loopex

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol's viral insecticide, Loopex (Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain FV#11), for the control of cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni). 

Biologicals United States

Canada to OK BASF's Revysol

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of six products based on BASF's new fungicide, mefentrifluconazole (trade-marked as Revysol). 

Canada Fungicides

US EPA prohibits cancer warnings on glyphosate labels

The US EPA has stated that labels for products containing glyphosate cannot include claims that the herbicide causes cancer.

United States EPA

US EPA lowers safety margins for pyrethroids

The US EPA has decided to lower a key metric used to determine safe exposure levels for pyrethroid insecticides.

United States EPA

US Tolerance Tracker update (June 2019)

The May 2019 update of the US Tolerance Tracker is available in the Agrow Data section.

United States

Canada to OK continued use of Mycostop

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has proposed the continued registration of Finnish company Verdera's biofungicide, Mycostop (Streptomyces griseoviridis strain K61), following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient. 

Canada PMRA

AgBiome/Summit Agro agree biofungicide deal in Mexico

The US agricultural biotechnology company, AgBiome Innovations (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), and Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation have agreed a joint registration development and commercialisation deal for a biofungicide in Mexico.

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