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Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q3 2018)

In the period from July 1st to September 30th 2018, a total of 121 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.

Fungicides Insecticides

More new ai applications in US

The US EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has confirmed the receipt of applications to register two new active ingredients. 

United States EPA

Alfa Smart Agro launches three new products in Ukraine

Ukrainian company Alfa Smart Agro (Kiev) has launched three combination products in Ukraine.

Fungicides Insecticides

Nufarm debuts fungicide in Brazil

Nufarm has launched its systemic fungicide, Tamiz (azoxystrobin + tebuconazole), in Brazil.

Nufarm Fungicides

Ombudsman to investigate EU approvals of five ais

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmentalist group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

European Commission Fungicides

Canada OKs continued use of triforine

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposes to allow all uses of the fungicide, triforine, to continue following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

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Insecticides

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Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q3 2018)

In the period from July 1st to September 30th 2018, a total of 121 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.

Fungicides Insecticides

EFSA reviews available alternatives to thiacloprid

There is a “good range” of alternative active ingredients to the neonicotinoid insecticide, thiacloprid, in the EU for the control of many pest/crop combinations, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Europe EU

China bans endosulfan and lindane

China is to ban the production, circulation, use as well as the import and export of the organochlorine insecticides, lindane and endosulfan.

China Insecticides

BASF debuts Ventigra in US

BASF has introduced the insecticide, Ventigra (afidopyropen 100 g/litre – trade-marked as Inscalis), for use on ornamentals in the US. 

United States Insecticides

MEPs seek block on extending neonic approvals

The European Parliament has adopted two resolutions seeking to block actions that would allow extended uses of two neonicotinoid insecticides, by either extending existing approval periods or raising maximum residue limits (MRLs).

Europe EU

Alfa Smart Agro launches three new products in Ukraine

Ukrainian company Alfa Smart Agro (Kiev) has launched three combination products in Ukraine.

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Herbicides & PGRs

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Brazil Ag Ministry to rule on dicamba-tolerant technologies within 30 days

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is to decide within 30 days whether to authorise use of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-resistant crops, according to national media reports.

BASF Bayer Crop Science

Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q3 2018)

In the period from July 1st to September 30th 2018, a total of 121 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.

Fungicides Insecticides

US EPA mulls Monsanto request to allow spraying of dicamba on maize

The US EPA has received a request from Bayer legacy company Monsanto to allow use of dicamba on genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize (MON 87419).

United States EPA

Brazil Anvisa opens glyphosate findings for public comments

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has opened the public consultation on its recommendation to maintain the approval of the herbicide, glyphosate, with new use restrictions.

Brazil Anvisa Herbicides & PGRs

Nufarm debuts two pasture herbicides in Brazil

Nufarm has recently debuted two pasture herbicides in Brazil.

Nufarm Herbicides & PGRs

Ombudsman to investigate EU approvals of five ais

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmentalist group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

European Commission Fungicides
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Nematicides

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Spain grants exceptional use approvals for 1,3-D as disinfectant

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture has granted an exceptional use authorisation for 1,3-dichloropropene-based nematicides for use as soil disinfectant prior to the planting of various fruits and vegetables, as well as of grapevines.

Product Approvals Nematicides

Malta approves Eastman's Cedroz as EU southern rapporteur

Malta has approved US specialty chemical company Eastman’s (Kingsport, Tennessee) micro-encapsulated nematicide, Cedroz (geraniol + thymol).

Product Approvals Malta

Nufarm acquires BASF's Trunemco

Nufarm has acquired the nematicide seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), from BASF.

M&A BASF

Canada OKs FMC biofungicide/nematicide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved FMC's biofungicide/nematicide, F4018-4 (Bacillus subtilis strain FMCH002 + B licheniformis strain FMCH001).

PMRA Biologicals

Californian approval for Syngenta's Divanem

Syngenta has received approval for the nematicide, Divanem (abamectin), in the US state of California for use on golf course greens, tees and fairways. 

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Nufarm acquires BASF's Trunemco

Nufarm has acquired the nematicide seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), from BASF.

M&A BASF

Brazil Anvisa to include facility visits in agchem risk assessments

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, is to include visits to agrochemical manufacturers to enhance occupational risk assessments in its pesticide formulation re-evaluations.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

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
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Biologicals

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Brazilian biologicals market grew 77% in 2018

The Brazilian biologicals crop protection market grew by 77% last year to R$464.5 million ($123 million at the current rate) among associates of the Brazilian biological control enterprises association, the ABCBio, the Ministry of Agriculture reports.

Brazil Biologicals

Agrivalle presents new biofungicide in Brazil

Brazilian biologicals company Agrivalle has unveiled its recently approved microbiological fungicide, Shocker (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens + Trichoderma harzianum), for its domestic market.

Product Approvals Biologicals

FMC highlights biologicals pipeline

FMC has highlighted its biological product pipeline comprising recently approved and launched products and those for which it is seeking regulatory approval.

FMC Biopesticides

Canada to extend approval of FMC biofungicide

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the extended approval of FMC's BLAD polypeptide-based biofungicide, Problad Plus/Fracture. 

Canada Biologicals

California OKs MBI's Venerate for use on cannabis

The US state of California has approved the use of US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations’ (MBI - Davis, California), bioinsecticide, Venerate CG (Burkholderia rinojensis strain A396), for use on cannabis.

Marrone Bio Innovations Biologicals

STK's Regev receives Philippine approval

Israeli biopesticide company STK has received Philippine approval for its combined biological and chemical “hybrid” fungicide, Regev (Melaleuca alternifolia extract + difenoconazole).

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Input Traits

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Brazil Ag Ministry to rule on dicamba-tolerant technologies within 30 days

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is to decide within 30 days whether to authorise use of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-resistant crops, according to national media reports.

BASF Bayer Crop Science

MEPs confirm objections to three GM lines

The European Parliament has adopted resolutions urging the European Commission to withdraw proposed import approvals for products from three genetically modified crop lines.

Europe EU

Argentina approves Corteva's PowerCore Ultra Enlist maize

Argentina has approved DowDuPont’s stacked herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant genetically modified maize.

Argentina Herbicide Tolerance

Brazil provisionally Oks Syngenta stacked GM maize

Brazil has provisionally approved a Syngenta genetically modified stacked trait maize.

CTNBio Syngenta

USDA mulls deregulation of Verdeca's HB4 soybeans

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is considering the deregulation of Verdeca's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant and high yielding IND-00410 (also designated as HB4) soybeans. 

United States APHIS

India halves MMBs GM cotton royalties

The Indian government has almost halved royalties for Bayer Indian joint venture Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech (MMB) genetically modified cotton.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto
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Output Traits

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Australia OKs GM chickpea tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) concludes that proposed field tests of genetically modified chickpeas pose negligible risks to human health and the environment.

OGTR Output Traits

USDA mulls deregulation of Verdeca's HB4 soybeans

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is considering the deregulation of Verdeca's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant and high yielding IND-00410 (also designated as HB4) soybeans. 

United States APHIS

Zambia lifts GMO import ban

Zambia has ended its import ban on genetically modified crop produce.

Zambia Policy & Regulation

Colombian GM crop planting falls again in 2018

The genetically modified crop area fell for the second year in a row in Colombia last year to 88,129 ha.

Colombia Output Traits

Review favours end of South Australian GM crop ban

An independent review of the long-standing moratorium on genetically modified crop production in the Australian state of South Australia favours its removal.

Australia Output Traits

EU Parliament adopts resolutions against four GM crops

The European Parliament has endorsed resolutions calling for proposed approvals of four genetically modified crop lines to be abandoned.

Europe EU
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Digital/Precision Ag

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Iteris/Dacom agree product collaboration

US applied informatics for agriculture company Iteris (Santa Ana, California) and Dutch data technology and sensor equipment company Dacom Farm Intelligence (Emmen) have agreed to add the US company’s ClearAg platform to Dacom’s crop management programme.

Deals Digital Precision Ag

CropIn seeks to expand farmer reach

Indian agricultural technology company CropIn Technology Solutions (Bengaluru) aims to reach 6 million farmers by 2022 with 15 million acres (6 million ha) being monitored through its platform.

Operations Digital Precision Ag

Agco/Solinftec deal on digital ag solutions

Brazilian agricultural equipment manufacturer Agco and digital farming supplier Solinftec have agreed a commercial technology partnership.

Deals Digital Precision Ag

Cargill/ADM launch digital tool development jv

US-based agribusiness companies Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have launched a digital tool development joint venture, Grainbridge (Omaha, Nebraska).

ADM Cargill

EU farmers want proven results before adopting digital technology

New digital farming technologies can boost agricultural effectiveness and reduce environmental impacts, but there is a risk that farmers will face increased administrative burden.

EU BASF

InCeres/Agco/Tecgraf in Brazilian precision ag supply deal

Brazilian digital agriculture startup company InCeres is teaming up with ag equipment manufacturer Agco and software supplier, Tecgraf, to launch a precision agriculture portfolio, Farm Solutions.

Deals Digital Precision Ag
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