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Controversial pesticide policies dropped from final US Farm Bill

The US Congress has dropped controversial pesticide provisions from the final Farm Bill. 

United States House

Canada reviews re-evaluation scheme

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is initiating a review of its pesticide re-evaluation programme. 

Canada PMRA

Corteva to debut Elevore herbicide in Canada

DowDuPont's agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, is to introduce the herbicide, Elevore (halauxifen-methyl – trade-marked as Arylex), for use on maize and soybeans in eastern Canada for the 2019 growing season. 

Canada Herbicides & PGRs

US state of Arkansas may ease dicamba restrictions

Agriculture officials in the US state of Arkansas have recommended that the state relax its restrictions on the spraying of the herbicide, dicamba, for the 2019 growing season. 

United States Herbicides & PGRs

US approval for BASF soybean seed treatments

BASF has received US approval for two fungicidal seed treatments for use on soybeans.

United States Seed treatments

Canada OKs BASF biofungicidal seed treatments

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved several biofungicidal seed treatments based on BASF's Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814.

Canada Biopesticides

Canada approves BASF's Inscalis

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved two insecticides based on BASF/Meiji Seika Pharma's new insecticide, afidopyropen (trade-marked as Inscalis). The PMRA proposed the approvals in September. 

Canada Insecticides

Canada looks at cumulative risks of carbamate insecticides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has initiated a cumulative risk assessment of N-methyl carbamate (MNC) insecticides. 

Canada PMRA

Tariff escalation postponed in US/China trade dispute

The US Trump administration will not raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, including a long list of pesticide active ingredients and chemicals used by US manufacturers, early next year.

China United States

Brazil/Canada/US sign minor crop agchem evaluation MoA

Authorities in Brazil, Canada and the US have agreed to workshare on agrochemical assessments for products destined for use on minor crops.

Brazil Canada

Canada to OK Thermacell mosquito repellents

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of several 1R-trans prallethrin insecticide-based mosquito repellents from US company Thermacell Repellents (Bedford, Massachusetts).

Canada PMRA

Nichino America's pyrifluquinazone gets US food use OK

Japanese company Nihon Nohyaku subsidiary Nichino America has received a US EPA label expansion for food crop use for its insecticide, pyrifluquinazone (trade-marked as PQZ).

Nihon Nohyaku Insecticides
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