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Picoxystrobin decision referred back to EU Commission

A decision on the proposed non-renewal of the fungicide, picoxystrobin, has been referred back to the European Commission after EU member states could not agree on whether to support or reject the proposal. 
EU European Commission

Ihara debuts Fusao fungicide in Brazil

Brazilian agrochemical company Ihara has launched a systemic fungicide based on Sumitomo Corporation’s metominostrobin.

Brazil Iharabras

Guatemala OKs Stockton's first hybrid fungicide

Guatemala has granted Israeli biopesticide company Stockton registration for its combined biological and chemical fungicide, Regev (Melaleuca alternifolia extract + difenoconazole).
Guatemala Biologicals

Adama debuts Cronnos in Brazil

Adama Agricultural Solutions has launched the fungicide, Cronnos (picoxystrobin + tebuconazole + mancozeb), in Brazil.
Brazil Fungicides

Bayer/Sumitomo deal on fungicide mixtures in Brazil

Bayer’s Crop Science division and Sumitomo Chemical have agreed a deal on fungicidal mixtures for use on soybeans in Brazil.

Bayer CropScience Sumitomo Chemical

BASF to launch Sercadis in France

BASF is to launch its fungicide, Sercadis (fluxapyroxad - trade-marked as Xemium 300 g/litre), in France for use on potatoes during the 2017/18 season. 
France Fungicides
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Insecticides

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US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal

Canadian neonic legal action continues

The Canadian Federal Court has denied applications from the Canadian government and four agrochemical companies to block a lawsuit filed by environmentalist groups over the regulation of neonicotinoid insecticides. 
Canada Insecticides

BASF to debut chlorfenapyr-based mosquito net

BASF is preparing to launch the chlorfenapyr insecticide-treated mosquito net, Interceptor G2, following its recommendation by the UN WHO.
International WHO

Syngenta debuts cockroach products in US

Syngenta has introduced two “next generation” pesticides for the control of cockroaches by pest management professionals in the US.

Insecticides United States

Brazil approves Dow insecticide

Brazil has granted registration for Dow AgroSciences’ insecticide, Spindle (spinosad).

Brazil Dow AgroSciences

ECHA recommends biocide approval of imiprothrin

A positive opinion on the approval of the non-crop pyrethroid insecticide, imiprothrin, has been issued by the European Chemical Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC). 
EU Policy & Regulation
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Herbicides & PGRs

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EU aims for autumn vote on glyphosate

The European Commission hopes that discussions with EU member states on the herbicide, glyphosate, will be finalised in the autumn so that it can hold a vote on its proposed ten-year renewal of the active ingredient’s approval.

EU European Commission

BASF/Kaiima to collaborate on herbicide tolerance trait discovery

BASF and Israeli plant genetics and breeding technology company Kaiima Bio-Agritech (Lower Galilee) have agreed a collaboration for the discovery of novel herbicide tolerance traits to develop new weed control systems.
Deals BASF

EU wants full state support for glyphosate renewal

The European Commission “has no intention” to renew the EU approval of the herbicide, glyphosate, “without the support of a qualified majority of member states”, says EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.
EU EFSA

US state of Missouri lifts dicamba ban

The US state of Missouri has lifted its emergency ban on the use of dicamba after finalising new restrictions intended to further minimise drift of the herbicide.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Canada clears chlorthal-dimethyl in special review

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the herbicide, chlorthal-dimethyl, following a special review of the active ingredient.

Canada PMRA

Dicamba banned in two US states due to drift concerns

Growing complaints of crop damage from dicamba drift have prompted the US states of Missouri and Arkansas to impose emergency bans on the sale and use of the herbicide.
United States Herbicides & PGRs
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Seed treatments

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Canada to OK Monsanto’s tioxazafen

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Monsanto’s nematicidal seed treatment, MON 102133 SC (tioxazafen), for use on maize and soybeans.

Seed treatments Biologicals

Brazil approves Syngenta's Cruiser 600 FS

Brazil has approved Syngenta’s insecticidal seed treatment, Cruiser 600 FS (thiamethoxam).

Insecticides Seed treatments

Bayer to debut Poncho Energy in Brazil

Bayer’s Crop Science division is to launch the insecticidal seed treatment, Poncho Energy (clothianidin + fipronil), in Brazil this year.

Seed treatments Insecticides

Syngenta Plenaris in Argentina - clarification

Syngenta has not yet launched its fungicidal seed treatment, Plenaris (DuPont’s oxathiapiprolin), in Argentina.
South America Argentina

Arysta expands European product range

Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has launched its insecticidal seed treatment, Signal 300 ES (cypermethrin), in Ireland.

Product Seed treatments

US approval for Syngenta’s Fortenza

Syngenta has received US approval for the insecticidal seed treatment, Fortenza (DuPont’s cyantraniliprole), for use on maize and cotton.

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Biologicals

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Bayer gets Italian Serenade Max use extension

Italy has granted an exceptional use extension for Bayer Crop Science division’s foliar biofungicide/bactericide, Serenade Max (Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713).

Italy Bayer CropScience

Canada approves Bio-Ferm’s Botector

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Austrian company Bio-Ferm’s biofungicide, Botector (Aureobasidium pullulans strain DSM 14940 + A pullulans strain DSM 14941).

Canada PMRA

Andermatt establishes UK subsidiary

Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol has established a UK subsidiary, Andermatt Biocontrol UK.
United Kingdom Operations

Brazil Anvisa OKs two bioinsecticides

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the use approval of two bioinsecticides.
Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Canada to OK Monsanto’s tioxazafen

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Monsanto’s nematicidal seed treatment, MON 102133 SC (tioxazafen), for use on maize and soybeans.

Seed treatments Biologicals

Stockton/Seipasa partner on biofungicide for US

The Israeli biopesticide company, Stockton (Tel Aviv), and the Spanish biopesticide firm, Seipasa (Valencia), have entered into an agreement to introduce a Bacillus subtilis-based biofungicide/bactericide into the US. 
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Input Traits

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BASF/Kaiima to collaborate on herbicide tolerance trait discovery

BASF and Israeli plant genetics and breeding technology company Kaiima Bio-Agritech (Lower Galilee) have agreed a collaboration for the discovery of novel herbicide tolerance traits to develop new weed control systems.
Deals BASF

Syngenta gets Chinese import OK for Duracade maize

Syngenta has received Chinese import approval for its genetically modified insect-resistant Agrisure Duracade (5307) maize for use in food and feed.
China Syngenta

EU Commission free to approve Dow’s Enlist soybeans

The European Commission is free to go ahead with its proposed import approval for Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans, after EU member states returned another “no opinion” on the GM line. 
EU European Commission

Env MEPs seek block on Dow’s Enlist soybeans

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee are seeking to stop the proposed import approval of Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans. 
EU European Parliament

EU goes ahead with import approvals for five GM crop lines

The European Commission has granted EU approvals for import and use in food and feed of five genetically modified crop lines. 
EU Input Traits

EFSA positive assessment of Herculex RW renewal

A positive EU assessment of renewing the import approval of Dow AgroSciences/DuPont's genetically modified Herculex RW (59122) maize has been issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
EU EFSA
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Output Traits

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US FDA OKs Arcadia’s WUE trait

The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California), has received a positive early food safety evaluation (EFSE) from the US Food and Drug Administration for its water use efficiency (WUE) trait. 
United States FDA

Australia approves GM cereal tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from the University of Adelaide to conduct field tests on genetically modified wheat and barley.

Australia Output Traits

Kenyan MPs call for GMO trials to go ahead

The Kenyan Parliament’s Agriculture select committee has voted to allow trials of genetically modified maize.

Kenya Input Traits

EU states seek out illegal GM petunias

EU member states have been asked to submit detailed reports by September on the presence of unapproved genetically modified petunias on the market.
EU Output Traits

Slow progress on updating EU GMO assessments

EU member states have agreed to spend more time considering proposed updates to environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms.
EU Policy & Regulation

Monsanto to debut Vistive Gold in US

Monsanto is to make a full-scale launch of its genetically modified Vistive Gold (MON87705) soybeans in the US in 2018. 
Output Traits Monsanto
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