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EU renewals for propyzamide and silthiofam

Formal renewals of EU approvals have been issued for the herbicide, propyzamide, and the fungicide, silthiofam, following clearance by EU member states in April.
Europe Fungicides

BASF debuts Sercadis in Portugal

BASF has presented its fungicide, Sercadis (fluxapyroxad - trade-marked as Xemium 300 g/litre), in Portugal.

BASF Fungicides

BASF debuts Faban in Portugal

BASF has launched its fungicide, Faban (pyrimethanil + diathinon), in Portugal.
BASF Fungicides

Limited launch for Bayer's Fox Pro in Brazil

Bayer’s Crop Science division has initiated “pre-marketing” in Brazil for its fungicide, Fox Xpro (bixafen + prothioconazole + trifloxystrobin).
Bayer Crop Science Fungicides

Canada plans zoxamide review

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) expects to propose a re-evaluation decision for US agrochemical company Gowan’s (Yuma, Arizona) fungicide, zoxamide, by January 2020. 
Canada PMRA

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2010-2016

A compilation of new active ingredients registered or launched during the years, 2010-2016.

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Insecticides

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FMC debuts first Cyazypyr insecticide in Italy

FMC business Cheminova has introduced its cyantraniliprole (trade-marked as Cyazypyr)-based insecticide, Exirel, in Italy.

FMC Product Approvals

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2010-2016

A compilation of new active ingredients registered or launched during the years, 2010-2016.

Biologicals Fungicides

US EPA extends comment period for controversial species assessment

The US EPA has extended the comment period for a Biological Opinion (BiOp) that recommends buffer zones and other restrictions on three organophosphate insecticides to mitigate any potential harm to endangered species.
EPA Insecticides

Legal battle lost over EU neonic suspensions but fipronil saved

The use suspensions placed on the three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, in 2013 were legally valid, but those imposed on fipronil were not, says the General Court of the European Court of Justice.

EU Europe

Canada plans spinosad review

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) expects to propose a re-evaluation decision for DowDuPont’s insecticide, spinosad, by January 2020.

PMRA DowDuPont

FMC gets exceptional use Spanish OKs for Cyazypyr products

FMC has gained exceptional use authorisations in Spain for three formulations based on its recently acquired insecticide, cyantraniliprole – trade-marked as Cyazypyr.
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Herbicides & PGRs

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EU renewals for propyzamide and silthiofam

Formal renewals of EU approvals have been issued for the herbicide, propyzamide, and the fungicide, silthiofam, following clearance by EU member states in April.
Europe Fungicides

California urges US Court to permit glyphosate warning labels

The US state of California is pressing a federal court to let it add cancer warning labels to products that contain the herbicide, glyphosate.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

US EPA sued for glyphosate residue records

A US consumer advocacy group has sued the EPA for failing to release records related to federal testing of food for the herbicide, glyphosate, and its communications with the agrochemical industry.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2010-2016

A compilation of new active ingredients registered or launched during the years, 2010-2016.

Biologicals Fungicides

Brazilian police investigate paraquat phase-out amendments

Brazilian federal police are reportedly questioning the national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, and the agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindiveg, over decisions taken last year on the phase-out of paraquat herbicide.
Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Australia approves DowDuPont’s Rinskor

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved DowDuPont’s herbicide, GF-3301 (florpyrauxifen-benzyl – trade-marked as Rinskor – 300 g/litre), for use on rice.
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Seed treatments

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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

Penflufen's EU uses expanded

The fungicidal seed treatment, penflufen, will be eligible for use on a wider range of crops in the EU with effect from February 28th, subject to the necessary product approvals.

EU Seed treatments

US industry promotes seed treatments

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and other US stakeholder groups have issued a one-page seed treatment guide
United States Seed treatments

Romanian approval for DowDuPont's Lumiposa

DowDuPont has received registration in Romania for its insecticidal seed treatment, Lumiposa (cyantraniliprole – trade-marked as Cyazypyr), developed for use on oilseed rape.

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Biologicals

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Canada to OK BioWorks biofungicides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the registration of US biopesticide company BioWorks’ (Victor, New York) biofungicides, BW240 WP, RootShield Plus WP and TurfShield Plus WP (all Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain KRL-AG2 + T virens strain G-41).
Biologicals Canada

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2010-2016

A compilation of new active ingredients registered or launched during the years, 2010-2016.

Biologicals Fungicides

Brazil Anvisa approves bioinsecticide

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has confirmed the approval of the biocontrol agent, Deladenus siricidicola (D54), as a new bioinsecticide active ingredient for its “monografia” list of approved substances.
Brazil Anvisa Product Approvals

Canada to OK Andermatt’s Helicovex

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol’s (Grossdietwil) viral insecticide, Helicovex (Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate BV-0003). 

Biologicals Canada

USDA looks keen to approve GM citrus virus

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that supports allowing Florida citrus growers to use a genetically modified virus to combat citrus greening disease (Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus).
United States

Brazil Anvisa to OK bioinsecticide

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of the biocontrol agent, Deladenus siricidicola, as a new bioinsecticide active ingredient for its “monografia” list of approved substances.
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Input Traits

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Env MEPs urge block on GM maize approvals

Proposed EU approvals for two genetically modified maize lines should be withdrawn, says the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.
Europe EU

Argentina approves Monsanto stacked GM maize

Argentina has approved the sale and use of a Monsanto stacked genetically modified maize this month.
Monsanto Product Approvals

Monsanto licenses GM maize technology to Corteva

Monsanto has licensed its next generation of genetically modified insect-resistant maize to DowDuPont’s agriculture division, Corteva Agriscience, in the US and Canada.
DowDuPont Monsanto

Podcast: CRISPR technology and its application in agriculture

Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is a revolutionary genome editing technology with considerable advantages over its predecessors.

Output Traits Input Traits

Two more GM maize decisions passed back to EU Commission

The European Commission is free to go ahead with its proposed approvals for the use of two genetically modified maize lines in food and feed, after an appeal committee returned indecisive votes in May.

Europe DowDuPont

Swaziland OKs Bt cotton

Swaziland’s Environment Authority, the SEA, has approved for the first time the import and environmental release of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.
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Podcast: CRISPR technology and its application in agriculture

Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is a revolutionary genome editing technology with considerable advantages over its predecessors.

Output Traits Input Traits

Agrow Awards 2018 open for entries

The Agrow Awards 2018 are open for entries. The 11th instalment of the coveted awards for the crop protection and agricultural biotechnology industries comprises 17 categories.
Operations Insecticides

Australia approves GM buffalo grass tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved small-scale field tests of genetically modified buffalo grass (Stenatophrum secundatum).
Australia OGTR

US prison term for Chinese scientist for GM seed theft

A Chinese scientist living in the US has been sentenced to more than ten years in US federal prison for conspiring to steal genetically modified rice seeds from a biopharmaceutical company.
United States Output Traits

BASF seeks US OK for GM canola

BASF has applied to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the deregulation of its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and altered oil content LBFLFK canola.

BASF United States

Monsanto's high-yielding maize passes EU assessment

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed the risk assessment of Monsanto’s genetically modified high-yielding MON87403 maize.

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