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FMC debuts Lucento in the US

FMC has launched its fungicide, Lucento (flutriafol + Bayer's bixafen), in the US. The suspension concentrate formulation has been granted EPA approval for use on maize, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets for the 2019 season.

FMC Product Approvals

US approval for Arysta's Zolera FX on wheat

Platform Specialty Products' agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has received extended US approval for the fungicide, Zolera FX (fluoxastrobin + tetraconazole), for use on wheat.

Fungicides Arysta LifeScience

US approval for Belchim's ReLoad fungicide

Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection's US business, Belchim Crop Protection USA (Wilmington, Delaware), has received US approval for the fungicide, ReLoad (mono and dibasic sodium, potassium and ammonium phosphites). 

United States Fungicides

Australia to approve potassium silicate fungicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Australian company Organic Crop Protectants' (Clayton, Victoria) fungicide, Ecocarb Plus (potassium silicate + potassium bicarbonate). 

Australia APVMA

Bayer gets Spanish use extension for Luna Sensation

Bayer’s Crop Science division has been granted a use extension for its fungicide, Luna Sensation (fluopyram + trifloxystrobin), to peppers in Spain.

Bayer Crop Science Product Approvals

Three biopesticides set for EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of approving two new bioinsecticides and renewing the approval of a biofungicide.

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Insecticides

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BASF opens subsidiary in Cambodia

BASF has opened its first wholly-owned company (BASF Cambodia) in Cambodia.

Operations Herbicides & PGRs

Brazil Anvisa confirms sulfoxaflor approval

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has confirmed its approval of DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience’s insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), as a new active ingredient.

Brazil Insecticides

Three biopesticides set for EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of approving two new bioinsecticides and renewing the approval of a biofungicide.

Europe EU

Bayer views digital farming as exciting and transformative

Bayer’s Crop Science head Liam Condon rates digital agriculture as technology that the company is “really excited about”.

Bayer Crop Science R&D

ECHA supports approval of icaridin insect repellent

An opinion in favour of EU biocide approval for the insect repellent, icaridin, has been agreed by the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Europe EU

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2018

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2018, with links to the original articles.

 

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Herbicides & PGRs

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BASF opens subsidiary in Cambodia

BASF has opened its first wholly-owned company (BASF Cambodia) in Cambodia.

Operations Herbicides & PGRs

French Anses contests Court finding of Roundup Pro 360 assessment error

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

France Anses

German BfR rejects report's plagiarism charge in glyphosate assessment

The German federal institute for risk assessment, the BfR, has rejected accusations of deliberate deception while defending itself against a report claiming “plagiarism and super-ordinated copy and paste” in its assessment of the herbicide, glyphosate.

Europe EU

Valent debuts Fierce MTZ in US

Sumitomo Chemical's US-based subsidiary, Valent USA (Walnut Creek, California), has launched a new combination herbicide based on established active ingredients for use on soybeans. 

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Helm Agro US debuts Zone Elite herbicide

German company Helm's US generic agrochemical subsidiary, Helm Agro US (Tampa, Florida), has introduced the herbicide, Zone Elite (sulfentrazone + metolachlor), for use on soybeans. 

United States Herbicides & PGRs

US approval for Syngenta's Axial Bold

Syngenta has received US approval for a new cereal graminicide based on established active ingredients.

United States Herbicides & PGRs
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Seed treatments

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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

Belgium OKs special use on two neonic STs

Belgian authorities have reportedly granted special use authorisation to two noenicitinoid insecticide-based seed treatments.

 

Bayer Crop Science Syngenta

UK rejects emergency use application on two neonics

The UK has rejected applications for emergency authorisation of two neonicotinoid insecticide-based seed treatment products for use on sugar beet in 2019.
United Kingdom Insecticides

EU sets withdrawal schedule for thiram and treated seed

The European Commission has set phase-out schedules for the fungicide, thiram, and seed treated with the active ingredient, following the decision not to renew its EU approval.
Europe EU

Brazilian study highlights lack of available ST products

Brazil lacks sufficient available seed treatment products for use on several crops or against various pests.
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Biologicals

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Gowan acquires Ecoflora and forms biologicals unit

The US agrochemical company, Gowan (Yuma, Arizona), has acquired the Colombian bioproducts company, EcoFlora Agro (Rionegro), and created a new biologicals business unit to be built around the EcoFlora brand.

M&A Biologicals

Australia to OK BASF's Serifel

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's biofungicide, Serifel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens MBI 600). 

Australia APVMA

Australian approval for BioHerbicides Australia's bioherbicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has approved Australian biopesticide company BioHerbicides Australia's (St Lucia, Queensland) bioherbicide, Bi-Bak Parkinsonia (Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae NT039 + Macrophomina phaseolina NT094 + Neoscytalidium novaehollandiae QLD003). 

 

Australia APVMA

MBI receives Canadian OK for biostimulant

US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California) has received Canadian approval for its anti-transpirant biostimulant, Haven Sunprotectant.

Biostimulants Marrone Bio Innovations

Corteva enters bionematicide sector with Stoller deal in Brazil

DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience has agreed a deal to market Canadian biological crop care supplier Stoller's Brazilian subsidiary, Stoller do Brasil’s, bionematicide, Rizotec (Pochonia chlamydosporia strain PC-10).

Corteva Agriscience Biologicals

Three biopesticides set for EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of approving two new bioinsecticides and renewing the approval of a biofungicide.

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Input Traits

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EFSA OK for five-stack maize approval and soybean renewal

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued positive evaluations of applications for a new EU import approval for a genetically modified stacked-trait maize and the renewed approval of a GM soybean line.

Europe EU

More EU GM crop approvals delayed by member state divisions

Delays in processing EU approvals of genetically modified crops continue as EU member states remain unable to find majority support for or against proposed authorisations.

Europe EU

China grants five new GM crop import approvals

China has given import approval to five genetically modified crops and renewed the import approval of 26 GM crops.

China Herbicide Tolerance

Indian Supreme Court backs Bayer/Monsanto on GM cotton patents

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Bayer legacy company Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds.

India Legal

No changes planned for EU GMO law after ECJ ruling on NBTs

The European Commission has no plans to propose new legislation on genetically modified organisms nor amendments for existing rules in response to last year’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on mutagenesis techniques in plant breeding.

Europe EU

Bayer to debut Truflex canola in US/Canada

Bayer's Crop Science division is to launch its genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant Truflex (MON88302) canola in the US and Canada this year, following the receipt of Chinese import approval for food and feed use. 

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Output Traits

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EU approval decision on GM carnation passed back to Commission

A final decision on the EU approval of a genetically modified carnation line has been referred back to the European Commission after a second failure of EU member states to reach a consensus on authorisation.

Europe EU

No changes planned for EU GMO law after ECJ ruling on NBTs

The European Commission has no plans to propose new legislation on genetically modified organisms nor amendments for existing rules in response to last year’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on mutagenesis techniques in plant breeding.

Europe EU

Argentina nears GM wheat approval

Argentina is reportedly close to approving a genetically modified wheat line.

Output Traits Argentina

Australian university seeks to test GM chickpeas

The Australian Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to conduct field tests on genetically modified chickpeas.

Australia Stress tolerance & Yield

Ugandan Parliament OKs amended GMO bill

The Ugandan Parliament has passed a bill that would facilitate the development and application of genetically modified crops in the country.

Uganda Output Traits

Tanzania bans GM crop trials

Tanzania has issued a ban on all trials on genetically modified crops.

Tanzania Policy & Regulation
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