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India to ban buprofezin and tricyclazole

India’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban the insecticide, buprofezin, and the fungicide, tricyclazole.

India Fungicides

Syngenta debuts Oliva Top in Spain

Syngenta has debuted its combination fungicide, Oliva Top (azoxystrobin + difenoconazole), in Spain.

Fungicides

Syngenta debuts Vibrance RST in US

Syngenta has introduced the fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance RST (azoxystrobin + fludioxonil + metalaxyl-M + sedaxane), for use on rice in the US.

Syngenta Fungicides

Syngenta debuts Saltro in US

Syngenta has launched its fungicidal/nematicidal seed treatment, Saltro (pydiflumetofen – trade-marked as Adepidyn), for use on soybeans in the US.
Syngenta Fungicides

New Zealand approves ISK’s Kusabi

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the import and use of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s fungicide, Kusabi (pyriofenone 300 g/litre), for the control of powdery mildew on apples, grapevines and cucurbits. 

Fungicides Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

Canada confirms continued registration of dimethomorph

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the continued registration of the fungicide, dimethomorph, following a review of the active ingredient and its associated end-use products. 

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Insecticides

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Canada OKs Syngenta’s Ference insecticide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Syngenta’s insecticide, Ference (cyantraniliprole), for use on turf and ornamentals.

Insecticides Canada

India to ban buprofezin and tricyclazole

India’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban the insecticide, buprofezin, and the fungicide, tricyclazole.

India Fungicides

Peru orders phase-out of methamidophos

The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import and registration of new insecticides based on the insecticide, methamidophos.

Peru Insecticides

Active ingredients banned or restricted in 2019/20

Active ingredients banned or restricted in various parts of the world in 2019/20, with links to original articles.

Fungicides Herbicides & PGRs

Canada to end most cyromazine uses

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposes to cancel most uses of the insecticide, cyromazine, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient and its associated end-use products.

PMRA Insecticides

Italy grants Bayer's Decis Evo use extension

Italy has granted use extensions for Bayer's Crop Science division's insecticide, Decis Evo (deltamethrin).

Bayer Crop Science Insecticides
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Herbicides & PGRs

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Syngenta launches Callisto in Australia

Syngenta has launched the herbicide, Callisto (mesotrione 480 g/litre), in Australia.

Herbicides & PGRs

Adama gains US approval for two rice herbicides

ChemChina subsidiary Adama has received US approval for the rice herbicides, Vopak 3ME (clomazone) and Zurax L (quinclorac-methyl). 

Herbicides & PGRs Adama

US jury hits Bayer and BASF with $265 m fine for dicamba drift

Bayer and BASF have been ordered by a US federal jury to pay damages of $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer who alleged that his crops were ruined by drift from the companies’ dicamba herbicides.

 

BASF Bayer Crop Science

Bayer highlights crop protection pipeline

Bayer's Crop Science division highlights a new herbicide active ingredient in the latest update of its agrochemical, trait and digital farming pipeline.

Bayer Crop Science R&D

Bayer seeks to overturn California court ruling on glyphosate

Bayer has filed an application with a US state of California appeals court to overturn an $86 million verdict that found it was responsible for a couple’s cancer caused by its glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup.

Bayer Crop Science Herbicides & PGRs

Active ingredients banned or restricted in 2019/20

Active ingredients banned or restricted in various parts of the world in 2019/20, with links to original articles.

Fungicides Herbicides & PGRs
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Nematicides

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Syngenta debuts Saltro in US

Syngenta has launched its fungicidal/nematicidal seed treatment, Saltro (pydiflumetofen – trade-marked as Adepidyn), for use on soybeans in the US.
Syngenta Fungicides

California approval for PHC’s Employ

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC - Raleigh, North Carolina), has received approval in the US state of California for its harpin αβ-based product, Employ, for the suppression of nematodes in almonds, grapevines and walnuts. 

Biologicals Nematicides

Eastman gets Belgian approval for Cedroz

US specialty chemical company Eastman has received Belgian approval for the micro-encapsulated nematicide, Cedroz (geraniol + thymol).

Nematicides Biopesticides

Brazil approves fluopyram and dinotefuran in new batch of agchem approvals

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has approved 63 pesticide products, including seven "new" products and active ingredients, as well as generic products.

Brazil Mapa Product Approvals

US state approvals for Nufarm's Trunemco

Nufarm has received approval for its bionematicidal seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), in 28 US states following federal EPA registration in May. 

United States Nufarm

US EPA to approve Nufarm's Trunemco

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Nufarm's bionematicidal seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600). 

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Seed treatments

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Syngenta debuts Vibrance RST in US

Syngenta has introduced the fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance RST (azoxystrobin + fludioxonil + metalaxyl-M + sedaxane), for use on rice in the US.

Syngenta Fungicides

Spain grants exceptional use for neonic ST on beet

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture has granted exceptional use authorisation for insecticidal seed treatments based on the neonicotinoid, clothianidin, and beta-cyfluthrin.

Insecticides Seed treatments

Australia approves Syngenta's Saltro Duo seed treatment

Syngenta has presented its new fungicidal seed treatment, Saltro Duo (a twin pack of pydiflumetofen - trade-marked as Adepidyn + fludioxonil) in Australia.

Syngenta Product Approvals

EU proposes restrictions for metalaxyl-M seed treatments

The European Commission is proposing to restrict the sowing of seed treated with the fungicide, metalaxyl-M, to greenhouses. 

Europe EU

Bayer halts sales of Monceren in EU - update

Bayer's Crop Science division has suspended sales of its fungicidal seed treatment, Monceren (pencycuron), in the EU with immediate effect.

Bayer Crop Science Fungicides

BioConsortia moves biostimulant to registration phase

The US microbial products company, BioConsortia (Davis, California), has moved a biostimulant seed treatment to the registration phase. 

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Biologicals

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Syngenta/WeedOut close Series A funding for biologicals business

Syngenta's venture capital business, Syngenta Ventures, and an Israel-based biologicals company, WeedOut, have closed a Series A funding round for the Israeli business.

Syngenta Investments

Bayer unveils latest biological products in Spain

Bayer's Crop Science division has unveiled its "new" biological crop protection products in Spain.

Bayer Crop Science Biologicals

Canada to expand approval of Asperello biofungicide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the expanded approval of Spanish company Biocontrol Technologies’ biofungicide, Asperello T34 Biocontrol (Trichoderma asperellum strain T34), for use on greenhouse vegetables, ornamentals and cannabis. 

Canada PMRA

Canada OKs continued use of Mycostop

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the continued registration of Finnish company Verdera’s biofungicide, Mycostop (Streptomyces griseoviridis strain K61), following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient and associated end-use products. 

Canada PMRA

Brazil Anvisa to OK new biocontrol agent

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of the biological control agent, green lacewings (Chrysoperla externa).

Brazil Anvisa Biologicals

Syngenta unveils fungicides in Spain

Syngenta has presented two fungicides in Spain.

Syngenta Fungicides
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Input Traits

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EFSA opens public consultation on gene drives

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the assessment of genetically modified insects with synthetically engineered gene drives.

Europe EU

Dabei Nong Biotechnology's GM maize receives Chinese biosafety certificate

Chinese company Beijing Dabei Nong Biotechnology has received a biosafety certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture for its genetically modified glyphosate herbicide-tolerant maize (DBN 9936).

Herbicide Tolerance China

Bayer highlights crop protection pipeline

Bayer's Crop Science division highlights a new herbicide active ingredient in the latest update of its agrochemical, trait and digital farming pipeline.

Bayer Crop Science R&D

GMO adoption cuts herbicide/insecticide use by 19% in Colombia since 2003

The adoption of genetically modified crops in Colombia since 2003 has reduced insecticide and herbicide spraying by 779.4 tonnes of active ingredient, a drop of 19%, according to a study from UK consultancy PG Economics.

Colombia Input Traits

French court rules mutagenesis as subject to GMO laws

France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État (council of state), has ruled that plants bred through mutagenesis must be subject to the regulations relating to genetically modified organisms.

France Input Traits

Brazil CTNBio approves Corteva stacked GM maize

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has approved the sale and use of Corteva Agriscience's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant NK603xT25xDAS40278 maize.

Corteva Agriscience CTNBio
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Output Traits

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Australia mulls regulatory status of GM carnations

The Australian company, International Flower Developments (Budoora, Victoria), has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to include dealings with three varieties of genetically modified blue carnations on the GMO Register.

OGTR Output Traits

Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q4 2019

During the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 46 patent applications from 25 assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.

Output Traits Input Traits

Australia approves GM microalgae tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the Australian University of Queensland to test genetically modified microalgae (Nannochloropsis oceanica) for increased fatty acid production.

Altered content

South Australia lifts GM crop ban

The Australian state of South Australia has lifted its moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the mainland of the state while maintaining the ban on Kangaroo Island.

Australia Input Traits

Philippines approves food/feed use of Golden Rice

Philippines has approved the use of the genetically modified vitamin-A enriched rice line, GR2E (also referred to as Golden Rice), for use as food and feed, or for processing.

 

 

Output Traits Philippines

Australia/New Zealand to clarify rules on NBTs

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is to propose changes to the Food Standards Code to clarify terminology related to food derived from new breeding techniques (NBTs).

Australia New Zealand
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Digital/Precision Ag

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BASF to launch Xarvio Field Manager features in 2020

BASF is introducing new features in 2020 for its digital farming product Xarvio.

Digital Precision Ag

Interview: Syngenta's digital offerings will effectively accompany its core CP/seed products

Syngenta claims to be the only company to have access to leading management platforms in the top four agriculture markets: in the US with Land.db; Brazil with Strider; China with the Modern Agricultural Platform; and eastern Europe with Cropio. Agrow’s Sanjiv Rana spoke with the company’s chief information and digital officer, Greg Meyers, to discuss its plans in digital agriculture.

Digital Precision Ag ChemChina

SGS debuts precision farming service in Colombia

Swiss inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has launched a range of precision farming and fertility management services in Colombia.

Digital Precision Ag

BASF debuts Tecnicos Online digital tool in Spain

BASF has debuted its digital technical knowledge sharing platform, Tecnicos Online, in Spain.

BASF Digital Precision Ag

Cultivating the future: how technology is transforming crop protection

Precision agriculture dates back to mid-1990’s and has since morphed into big data and digital farming, although these terms are often used interchangeably, delegates were informed at the Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards 2019.

Digital Precision Ag

Rothamsted adds updates to pest/disease management app

UK-based research centre Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, Hertfordshire) has updated its crop protection app, Croprotect.

Digital Precision Ag
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