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California court rejects Monsanto's appeal of glyphosate listing decision

A California state appeals court has upheld the state’s move to add glyphosate herbicide to its list of possible carcinogens.
United States Monsanto

US EPA sued for documents on agchem worker rules

Environmentalists and farmworker advocates are suing the US EPA to turn over records related to its decision to revise two pesticide worker protection rules.

United States Legal

US pest control revenues up 5% again

Revenues generated by the US professional pest control industry grew by 5.2% to $8,597 million in 2017.

United States

US specialty pesticide sales to approach $1 bn in 2018

Sales of pesticides for use on turf and ornamentals in the US are expected to approach $1,000 million this year.

United States

US state of Arkansas dicamba ban in legal limbo

The US state of Arkansas' ban on dicamba herbicide spraying technically went into effect on April 16th but lawsuits brought by farmers opposed to the restrictions appear to have temporarily disrupted implementation.
United States Policy & Regulation

Canada updates agchem review plan

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) plans to have initiated some 145 pesticide re-evaluations between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2023, according to the Agency’s latest five-year work plan.
Canada PMRA

US approval for DowDuPont's OpenSky

DowDuPont has received US approval for a wheat herbicide based on established active ingredients.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Another Syngenta herbicide OK'd for dicamba tank mixes

Syngenta has received US EPA clearance for the use of its herbicide, Fusilade DX (fluazifop-P-butyl), in tank mixes with the dicamba-based herbicides, Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

STK's Aviv approved in California

The Israeli biopesticide company, STK Bio-ag technologies (formerly Stockton), has received approval in the US state of California for its biofungicide, Aviv (Bacillus subtilis strain AB/BS03).

United States Biologicals

US to OK FMC biopesticides

The US EPA has proposed the approval of two FMC biopesticides based on two new active ingredients.
United States FMC

Four US states OK MBI's Regalia on cannabis

Four US states have approved the use of US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations’ (MBI - Davis, California), biofungicide, Regalia CG (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), on cannabis.
Biologicals Fungicides

US lawmakers propose ending EPAs species consultations

Republican leaders of the US House Agriculture Committee have proposed eliminating the EPA’s obligation to consult with federal wildlife agencies about the effects of pesticides on endangered species.
United States EPA
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