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EU restarts talks on agchem ED derogations

The European Commission has restarted discussions on a proposal to amend legislation on derogations allowing the continued use of agrochemicals that are identified as endocrine disruptors.
Europe EU

Global crop protection market up 3% in 2017

The global market for conventional crop protection products grew by 2.5% to $54,219 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Phillips McDougall.
International Fungicides

BASF debuts fungicide in Portugal

BASF has launched a new fungicide in Portugal. Envita (dithianon + potassium phosphate) provides preventive control.
Fungicides Portugal

Still no EU decision on four ais

The European Commission is "reflecting on the next steps" after an appeal committee could not reach a majority view on draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for four agrochemical active ingredients.
EU Fungicides

Syngenta debuts Revus Opti in Brazil

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has launched its fungicide, Revus Opti (mandipropamid 40 g/litre + chlorothalonil 400 g/litre) in Brazil.
Syngenta Fungicides

Expanded use for Aviator Xpro in Australia

Bayer’s Crop Science division has received expanded approval for its fungicide, Aviator Xpro (bixafen 75 g/litre + prothioconazole 150 g/litre), in Australia. 
Fungicides Bayer Crop Science
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Insecticides

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EU restarts talks on agchem ED derogations

The European Commission has restarted discussions on a proposal to amend legislation on derogations allowing the continued use of agrochemicals that are identified as endocrine disruptors.
Europe EU

Global crop protection market up 3% in 2017

The global market for conventional crop protection products grew by 2.5% to $54,219 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Phillips McDougall.
International Fungicides

US EPA to approve BASF’s Inscalis

The US EPA has proposed the approval of 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 BASF

Still no EU decision on four ais

The European Commission is "reflecting on the next steps" after an appeal committee could not reach a majority view on draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for four agrochemical active ingredients.
EU Fungicides

Syngenta debuts Minecto Duo in Mexico

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has launched its insecticide, Minecto Duo (FMC’s cyantraniliprole + thiamethoxam), in Mexico.

Syngenta Insecticides

US appeals court considers chlorpyrifos dispute

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held final arguments this week in a dispute over the legality of the Trump administration's decision to abandon an EPA plan to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Insecticides
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Herbicides & PGRs

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EU restarts talks on agchem ED derogations

The European Commission has restarted discussions on a proposal to amend legislation on derogations allowing the continued use of agrochemicals that are identified as endocrine disruptors.
Europe EU

Monsanto rebuffs US glyphosate cancer claims

Monsanto is undaunted by a US federal judge's decision to allow lawsuits brought by cancer victims to proceed.
United States Monsanto

Global crop protection market up 3% in 2017

The global market for conventional crop protection products grew by 2.5% to $54,219 million at the distributor level in 2017, according to figures from Phillips McDougall.
International Fungicides

US peach farm contests Monsanto bid to appeal dicamba order

US peach farmers who have sued Monsanto for alleged damage from dicamba herbicide drift are urging a federal court not to let the company appeal an order that denied its bid for summary judgement.

Monsanto Legal

Still no EU decision on four ais

The European Commission is "reflecting on the next steps" after an appeal committee could not reach a majority view on draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for four agrochemical active ingredients.
EU Fungicides

Canada to OK continued use of chlorimuron-ethyl

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the herbicide, chlorimuron-ethyl, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

Herbicides & PGRs Canada
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Seed treatments

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Syngenta plans Adepidyn-based seed treatment debuts

Syngenta expects to receive approvals for the fungicidal seed treatment, Saltro (pydiflumetofen - trade-marked as Adepidyn), in the US and Canada in 2019 and in Australia in 2020.
Fungicides Seed treatments

Syngenta to open Seedcare Institute in Australia

Syngenta is to expand its global Seedcare Institute network with a new Seedcare Institute to be established at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
Operations Seed treatments

Bayer targets Australian seed treatment

Bayer’s Crop Science division expects to receive Australian approval for the fungicidal seed treatment, EverGol Energy (penflufen + prothioconazole + metalaxyl), this year.
Seed treatments Fungicides

DowDuPont plans Canadian Lumisena debut

DowDuPont agriculture division Corteva Agriscience plans to launch its fungicidal seed treatment, Lumisena (oxathiapiprolin – trade-marked as Zorvec), in Canada for use on soybeans in 2019.
DowDuPont Seed treatments

Syngenta gets Revus ST use extension in Canada

Syngenta has been granted a use extension in Canada for its fungicide, Revus (mandipropamid).
Syngenta Fungicides

BASF debuts ST kit in Brazil

BASF has launched its seed treatment kit, Bomvoro, in Brazil.
Seed treatments BASF
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Biologicals

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Santa Clara/Vectorcontrol debut Tarik in Brazil

Brazilian biologicals company Vectorcontrol (Vinhedo) has presented its new bioinsecticide, Tarik (Bacillus thuringiensis).
Product Approvals Biologicals

Five US states OK MBI's Grandevo/Venerate on cannabis

Five US states and have approved the use of two US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations’ (MBI - Davis, California), biopesticides for use on cannabis.

Marrone Bio Innovations Product Approvals

Canada approves Loopex FC for outdoor use

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Swiss company Andermatt Biocontrol’s Canadian subsidiary, Silvar Technologies’ (Fredericton, New Brunswick) bioinsecticide, Loopex FC (Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus FV11). 
Biologicals Canada

Brazilian public-private partnership to develop bionematicides

Brazilian biologicals company Santa Clara Agrociencia has signed a deal with Brazilian public sector bodies to develop plant extract-based nematicides.
Brazil Embrapa Biologicals

Omnia completes Oro Agri acquisition

South African company Omnia Holdings has acquired the Cayman Islands-based biologicals business of Oro Agri.
M&A Biologicals

EU renewal nears for three ais

Draft decisions to renew the EU approvals of three agrochemical active ingredients have received positive votes from EU member states.

EU Bayer Crop Science
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Input Traits

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US scientists find natural herbicide for GM crops

US researchers have identified a fungus-derived herbicide that could be developed for use in a new class of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops.
Research Input Traits

US EPA contests challenge of Enlist Duo registration

The US EPA has hit back at litigation that aims to upend its approval of DowDuPont’s Enlist Duo herbicide (2,4-D choline + glyphosate), arguing that it complied with federal law and that environmentalists lack standing to challenge the registration.

United States EPA

EFSA clearance for Syngenta’s four-stack Agrisure maize

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed a positive risk assessment for a four-stack genetically modified maize line from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta. 
Input Traits Syngenta

Australia OKs tests on GM disease-resistant wheat

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the Australian government research body, the CSIRO, to conduct field tests on genetically modified disease-resistant wheat.

Australia OGTR

Monsanto mulls Brazilian appeal on royalties

Monsanto is considering its options on an appeal against a Brazilian federal court ruling that it deposit all royalty payments on its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans into an escrow account.
Monsanto Legal

Bayer debuts HPPD herbicide-tolerant soybeans in US

Bayer and US technology partner M S Technologies (West Point, Iowa) have launched genetically modified herbicide-tolerant LibertyLink GT27 (FG72xLL55) soybeans in the US.
Input Traits Bayer Crop Science
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Output Traits

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Global GM seed market up 5% in 2017

The global traded crop seed market, excluding seed that has been farmer saved or supplied by governments/institutions, increased by 3.9% in 2017 to reach $38,429 million at the ex-manufacturer level.
International Output Traits

USDA ready to try again with GMO rule overhaul

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has revived its intent to craft a proposal to update its regulation of genetically modified plants.

APHIS United States

Australia OKs GM safflower

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the commercialisation of Australian company GO Resources’ (Melbourne, Victoria) genetically modified safflower for use in industrial oil production and feed.

OGTR Output Traits

FSANZ mulls GM safflower lines

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is considering a request from Australian company GO Resources (Melbourne, Victoria) to allow the food use of two genetically modified safflower lines. 
Output Traits Australia

USDA mulls DHA canola deregulation

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued draft risk assessments on Nufarm seed business Nuseed’s genetically modified canola line, B0050-027, also referred to as DHA canola.
Output Traits United States

Global GM crop area up 2.5% in 2017

The global area planted with genetically modified crops rose by 2.5% to 189.8 million ha in 2017, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).

International Input Traits
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