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BASF debuts Ilevo in Australia

BASF has introduced the fungicidal seed treatment, Ilevo (fluopyram), in Australia. It is for the control of blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) on canola. 

BASF Seed treatments

BASF launches Imtrex Flowable in Japan

BASF has debuted its fungicide, Imtrex Flowable (fluxapyroxad - trade-marked as Xemium), for use on field crops in Japan.

Fungicides

BASF receives French approval for Dagonis

BASF has received French approval for its fungicide, Dagonis (fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium 75g/litre + difenoconazole 50 g/litre).

Fungicides

Syngenta debuts Orondis Flexi in Australia

Syngenta has introduced the fungicide, Orondis Flexi (oxathiapiprolin 15 g/litre + azoxystrobin 155 g/litre), in Australia. 

Fungicides Syngenta

Syngenta debuts Switch One in Spain

Syngenta has launched its fungicide, Switch One (fludioxonil), in Spain.

Syngenta Fungicides

Low-risk ai approvals in the EU improving

Speakers at the Agchem Forum this month welcomed advances in the adoption and improvements in the regulation of low-risk substances, while demanding structural changes.

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Insecticides

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Ihara launches dinotefuran insecticides in Brazil

Brazilian agrochemical company Ihara (Sorocaba) is launching its insecticide, Dino Movido (Mitsui Chemicals Agro's dinotefuran).

Insecticides Brazil

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

Europe EU

Deal reached to expedite California chlorpyrifos ban

Pesticide manufacturers have agreed to stop selling chlorpyrifos products in the US state of California.

United States Corteva Agriscience

Germany plans further agchem use reductions

Germany is seeking to further reduce the use of agrochemicals in its agriculture.

Germany Herbicides & PGRs

ECHA proposes new hazard labels for three ais

Opinions on EU harmonised hazard classifications and labelling for three agrochemicals have been adopted by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

EU ECHA

Brazilian state MP seeks agchems bans

A Brazilian state MP has introduced legislation seeking to ban the several key pesticide active ingredients and the aerial spraying of agrochemicals in the major agriculture state of Mato Grosso.

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Herbicides & PGRs

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Brazil soy grower group warns on dicamba drift concern

A Brazilian soybean growers' association is warning farmers of concerns of drift from use of dicamba herbicide. 

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs

MEPs object to flumioxazin and chlorotoluron extensions

The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron. 

Herbicides & PGRs Europe

Germany plans further agchem use reductions

Germany is seeking to further reduce the use of agrochemicals in its agriculture.

Germany Herbicides & PGRs

ECHA proposes new hazard labels for three ais

Opinions on EU harmonised hazard classifications and labelling for three agrochemicals have been adopted by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

EU ECHA

Brazilian state MP seeks agchems bans

A Brazilian state MP has introduced legislation seeking to ban the several key pesticide active ingredients and the aerial spraying of agrochemicals in the major agriculture state of Mato Grosso.

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs

Australia to OK BASF's cinmethylin herbicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's herbicide, Luximax (cinmethylin – trade-marked as Luximo - 750 g/litre). 

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Nematicides

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Brazil approves fluopyram and dinotefuran in new batch of agchem approvals

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has approved 63 pesticide products, including seven "new" products and active ingredients, as well as generic products.

Brazil Mapa Product Approvals

US state approvals for Nufarm's Trunemco

Nufarm has received approval for its bionematicidal seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), in 28 US states following federal EPA registration in May. 

United States Nufarm

US EPA to approve Nufarm's Trunemco

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Nufarm's bionematicidal seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600). 

United States EPA

Italy grants emergency use approval for Eastman's Cedroz

Italy has granted a 120-day emergency use approval for US specialty chemical company Eastman’s (Kingsport, Tennessee) micro-encapsulated nematicide, Cedroz (geraniol + thymol).

Product Approvals Nematicides

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).

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Seed treatments

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BioConsortia moves biostimulant to registration phase

The US microbial products company, BioConsortia (Davis, California), has moved a biostimulant seed treatment to the registration phase. 

Biologicals Seed treatments

BASF debuts Ilevo in Australia

BASF has introduced the fungicidal seed treatment, Ilevo (fluopyram), in Australia. It is for the control of blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) on canola. 

BASF Seed treatments

PHC moves towards commercialising lead peptide on soy rust in Brazil

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), is applying to register via a "fast track" route for its lead Innatus 3G peptide compound, PHC279, as a seed treatment in Brazil for Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi).

Plant Health Care Seed treatments

US EPA to OK Bayer/Monsanto biopesticide PGR

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's biopesticide plant growth regulator, LCO (lipochitooligosaccharide) MOR116. 

Biologicals Seed treatments

US state approvals for Nufarm's Trunemco

Nufarm has received approval for its bionematicidal seed treatment, Trunemco (cis-jasmone + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), in 28 US states following federal EPA registration in May. 

United States Nufarm

Interview: EuropaBio head calls for new EU approach to ag technologies

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has been a vocal opponent of EU efforts to regulate gene-edited crops in the same way as ‘traditional’ genetically modified (GM) crops.

Policy & Regulation Seed treatments
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Biologicals

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New Zealand to hold hearing on biocontrol application

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is to hold a public hearing on an application to release the parasitoid wasp, Pauesia nigrovaria, as a biological control agent against the invasive giant willow aphid (Tuberolachnus salignus).

New Zealand Biologicals

BioConsortia moves biostimulant to registration phase

The US microbial products company, BioConsortia (Davis, California), has moved a biostimulant seed treatment to the registration phase. 

Biologicals Seed treatments

EU approval for two biopesticides

Formal EU approvals have been published for two biofungicide active ingredients, both of which have been designated as “low-risk”. 

Europe EU

Brazil OKs ten biological products and other agchems

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has approved ten biological control products.

Brazil Mapa Product Approvals

Mexico approves MBI's Stargus

The Mexican Ministry of Health's toxicology authority, the Cofepris, has approved US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations' (MBI - Davis, California) Bacillus amyloliquefaciens-based biofungicide, Stargus.

Marrone Bio Innovations Product Approvals

Low-risk ai approvals in the EU improving

Speakers at the Agchem Forum this month welcomed advances in the adoption and improvements in the regulation of low-risk substances, while demanding structural changes.

Biologicals Fungicides
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Input Traits

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EU approval decision on Syngenta maize left to Commission

A final decision on approving food and feed use of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been left to the European Commission after an appeal committee could not agree on the proposed authorisation. 

Europe EU

MEPs support objections to GM crop import approvals

The European Parliament has urged the European Commission to drop plans to approve food and feed use of two new genetically modified maize lines and renew the approval of a GM soybean line.

European Commission European Parliament

Argentina approves stacked GM maize

Argentina has granted approval of a Bayer Crop Science division legacy company Monsanto stacked event genetically modified maize line.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Brazil CTNBio approves CTC's GM cane

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has recommended the approval of Brazilian company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira’s (CTC - Piracicaba) GM insect-resistant sugar cane (CTC93209).

Insect Resistance

US lawsuit challenges reversal of neonic/GM crop ban in wildlife refuges

US environmentalists have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to reverse a 2014 ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in national wildlife refuges. 

United States Insecticides

Env MEPs object to three GM maize and soybean approvals

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has objected to planned approvals of two new genetically modified maize lines and the renewed approval of a GM soybean line.

Europe EU
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Output Traits

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Global GM crop area up 1% in 2018

The global area planted with genetically modified crops grew by 1% to 191.7 million ha in 2018.

Output Traits Input Traits

Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q2 2019

During the second quarter of 2019, a total of 47 patent applications from 19 different assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.

Altered content Stress tolerance & Yield

Trait Biosciences progresses on GM hemp

US cannabis biotechnology company Trait Biosciences (Los Alamos, New Mexico) has generated the first genetically modified hemp plants with a value-added trait.

Altered content Research

USDA approves Verdeca's HB4 GM soybeans

The USDA has approved Verdeca's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant and high yielding IND-00410 (also designated as HB4) soybeans.

USDA Output Traits

Corteva seeks US OK for GM maize

Corteva Agriscience seed business Pioneer Hi-Bred International has applied to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for deregulation of the genetically modified maize line, DP202216.

Stress tolerance & Yield Herbicide Tolerance

New UK PM to "liberate" UK biotech sector from anti-GMO rules

The UK's new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made a call "to liberate the UK's extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules".

United Kingdom EU
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Digital/Precision Ag

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Bayer's Climate Corp agrees deal to add FieldView on Tillable platform

Bayer's Crop Science division's digital agriculture business, Climate Corporation, has agreed a partnership for its mobile and web-based software platform, FieldView, with the US farmland rental company, Tillable.

 

Bayer Crop Science Deals

Climate Corporation interview: Data is the new currency in digital agriculture

Talk about digital agriculture and the name The Climate Corporation often pops into the conversation. Agrow’s Sanjiv Rana met the company's executives and toured its facility in St Louis, Missouri, US to understand the technology wave that seems set to transform the way farming is done.

Bayer Crop Science Digital Precision Ag

US university introduces precision ag major degree

The US South Dakota State University is offering the "first-in-the-nation" Bachelor of Science degree in precision agriculture.

Digital Precision Ag

Bayer hails €25 bn R&D ten-year spend moving towards more sustainable ag

Bayer's Crop Science division spent €2.3 billion ($2.5 billion at the current rate) on R&D last year on a pro forma basis, and plans to spend €25 billion ($27 billion) over the next ten years.

Bayer Crop Science Investments

Adama/Taranis to collaborate on precision ag

Adama and Israeli precision agriculture company Taranis have agreed a global partnership to develop a full-service package solution to optimise farming practices and decrease costs through precision agriculture.

Deals Digital Precision Ag

Syngenta debuts digital seed platform in US

Syngenta Seeds has launched a new digital platform in the US to help farmers choose their seed based on data-driven recommendations.

Syngenta Digital Precision Ag
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