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US peach grower's dicamba complaint moves forward

A US federal judge has agreed to keep a dicamba drift lawsuit brought by a Missouri peach farmer against Bayer legacy company Monsanto and BASF separate from an array of class actions filed by soybean farmers whose crops were allegedly harmed by the herbicide.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Judge set to reverse $289 million jury award in glyphosate cancer case

A California state judge looks set to overturn a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who alleged that Bayer legacy company Monsanto failed to warn him of the potential cancer risks from its glyphosate-based herbicides.
United States Legal

Court stays USDA GMO disclosure lawsuit

A federal court has stayed litigation contesting the USDA's failure to meet a statutory deadline to finalise the federal GMO disclosure standard.
United States USDA

US residue compliance over 99% in 2016

Some 99.1 % of domestic food samples tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in fiscal 2016 (ended September 30th) complied with pesticide tolerances, according to a report issued this month.

United States FDA

Dow supports appeal of US court-ordered chlorpyrifos ban

DowDuPont legacy business Dow AgroSciences is urging the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reconsider a decision by a three-judge panel that orders the EPA to revoke food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and cancel all registered uses of the insecticide.
Dow AgroSciences DowDuPont

Canada reissues mancozeb proposal

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Authority (PMRA) has proposed the cancellation of all uses of the ethylene bisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) fungicide, mancozeb, except for use on greenhouse tobacco, due to human health and environmental risk concerns.

Canada PMRA

Certis USA debuts BoteGHA bioinsecticide

Japanese company Mitsui & Co’s biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has launched the Beauveria bassiana strain GHA-based bioinsecticide, BoteGHA, in the US.

Biologicals Certis USA

US approval for OmniLytics bactericides

The US EPA has approved US company OmniLytics’ (Sandy, Utah) bactericides, AgriPhage-Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp citri bacteriophage) and AgriPhage Fire Blight (Erwinia amylovora bacteriophage).

Biologicals United States

US tariffs force Albaugh to raise prices

US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Albaugh (Ankeny, Iowa), has raised product prices following US President Trump administration’s imposition last month of an extra 10% tariff on imports of a long list of products from China.

United States China

Canada confirms bird repellent decision

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed its decision to allow the continue registration of the bird repellent, methyl anthranilate, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

Canada Product

US approval for BASF’s Inscalis

BASF has received US approval for three products based on BASF/Meiji Seika Pharma’s new insecticide, afidopyropen (trade-marked as Inscalis), for use on a range of crops including fruit, vegetables and ornamentals.

Insecticides United States

Canada confirms chloropicrin approval

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has confirmed its decision to allow the continued registration of the fumigant/wood preservative, chloropicrin, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient. 
Canada PMRA
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