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Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q2 2018)

In the period from April 1st to June 30th 2018, a total of 240 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.
Fungicides Herbicides & PGRs

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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Argentina approves STK's Regev

Argentina has approved Israeli biopesticide company STK’s combined biological and chemical “hybrid” fungicide, Regev (Melaleuca alternifolia extract + difenoconazole).
Biopesticides Fungicides

EU proposes use restrictions for two ais

The European Commission has finalised proposals to renew the EU approvals of the fungicide, copper compounds, and the insecticide, methoxfenozide, but with certain restrictions on use.
Europe EU

Canada withdraws mancozeb review decision

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has withdrawn its decision allowing the continued registration of the ethylene bisdithiocarbamate fungicide, mancozeb, for foliar use on potatoes
Canada PMRA

India bans 18 pesticides - update

India’s Ministry of Agriculture has banned the manufacture, import, formulation, sale and use of 18 pesticide active ingredients.
India
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US pesticide industry warns of damage from Trump tariffs

US pesticide companies are urging the Trump administration to abandon a plan to impose 25% tariffs on an array of pesticide active ingredients and chemicals manufactured in China.
China United States

Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q2 2018)

In the period from April 1st to June 30th 2018, a total of 240 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.
Fungicides Herbicides & PGRs

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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Brazil/Paraguay seek MRL harmonisation for wheat and rice exports

Brazil and Paraguay are seeking to harmonise pesticide maximum residue limit (MRL) criteria for Paraguayan exports of rice and wheat to its neighbouring country.
Brazil Paraguay

Canada to OK BASF’s Inscalis

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the registration of two insecticides based on BASF/Meiji Seika Pharma’s new insecticide, afidopyropen (trade-marked as Inscalis).

Insecticides Canada

France bans five neonicotinoids

France has banned five neonicotinoid insecticides effective September 1st.
France Europe
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US pesticide industry warns of damage from Trump tariffs

US pesticide companies are urging the Trump administration to abandon a plan to impose 25% tariffs on an array of pesticide active ingredients and chemicals manufactured in China.
China United States

Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q2 2018)

In the period from April 1st to June 30th 2018, a total of 240 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.
Fungicides Herbicides & PGRs

US pesticide officials cautious about dicamba

An  organisation representing US state and federal pesticide officials is calling on the EPA to take additional steps to limit off-target movement of dicamba, suggesting the Agency should set a cut-off date for spraying of the herbicide.

Herbicides & PGRs United States

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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Brazil court overturns glyphosate suspension order

A Brazilian court has overturned a ruling last month by a federal judge who had suspended new registrations of glyphosate-based herbicides and other pesticide products.
Brazil Bayer Crop Science

US Appeals Court considers XtendiMax registration dispute

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday (August 29th) appeared sceptical of the legality of EPA's registration of Monsanto's dicamba-based herbicide.
United States Herbicides & PGRs
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PHC debuts Harpin seed treatment on US maize

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), has launched a product based on the disease resistance activator and yield stimulant, Harpin αβ, in the US maize seed treatment market.
Plant Health Care Seed treatments

Bayer/Brazilian co-operative open ST machine in Rio Grande do Sul

Brazilian agricultural co-operative business, Cotrijal, has inaugurated an industrial seed treatment machine via a partnership with Bayer’s Crop Science division.
Bayer Crop Science Deals

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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Seed treatment sector poised for significant growth

With increasing levels of investment from industry, the seed treatment sector is poised for significant growth over the next ten years. Stephen Beal writes about the growing sector.
Seed treatments

US approval for Syngenta’s Vibrance Trio

Syngenta has received US approval for the fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance Trio (sedaxane + fludioxonil + metalaxyl-M), for use on soybeans. 
Seed treatments Fungicides

Canada approves Syngenta's Fortenza ST

Canada has approved Syngenta’s insecticidal seed treatment, Fortenza (cyantraniliprole).
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EU groups unveil renewed plan to boost biocontrol methods

A renewed collaboration on developing and expanding the use of biocontrol crop protection methods has been agreed between the European farmers’ group Copa-Cogeca and the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA).
European Commission Deals

Canada to approve BASF biofungicidal seed treatments

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of several biofungicidal seed treatments based on BASF’s Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814.
Canada PMRA

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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Canada OKs BASF’s Serifel for grapevines

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved BASF’s biofungicide, Serifel (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600), for the suppression of grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) and powdery mildew (Erisyphe necator) on grapevines.
Canada Biologicals

US EPA to approve OmniLytics bactericides

The US EPA has proposed the approval of US company OmniLytics’ (Sandy, Utah) bactericides, AgriPhage-Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp citri bacteriophage) and Agri-Phage Fire Blight (Erwinia amylovora bacteriophage).
United States EPA

AgBiTech gets bioinesticide Brazilian approval in record time

Brazil has reportedly granted the fastest ever registration for an insecticide in approving Australian biopesticide company AgBiTech’s baculovirus-based bioinsecticide, Surtiva Soja.
Product Approvals Biologicals
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US Court rules on CRISPR patent dispute

A US appeals court has ended a legal dispute over the patent rights to the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.
United States Legal

EU decisions delayed on three GM crop import approvals

Decisions on a new approval of a genetically modified maize line and two renewals for maize and oilseed rape lines have been delayed after votes among EU member states were either indecisive or failed to take place.
Europe EU

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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Nigerian govt to provide training to Bt cotton growers

The Nigerian government has launched a programme to aid cotton farmers to grow genetically modified insect-resistant cotton.
Nigeria Input Traits

Australia OKs Monsanto GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that Monsanto’s (now owned by Bayer) application to field test genetically modified herbicide-tolerant canola poses negligible risks to human health and the environment. 
Australia Input Traits

Australia approves Nuseed’s GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved Nufarm seed subsidiary Nuseed’s application to field test genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and altered oil content canola. 
Australia Nufarm
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US Court rules on CRISPR patent dispute

A US appeals court has ended a legal dispute over the patent rights to the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.
United States Legal

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
Operations Output Traits

Australia approves Nuseed’s GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved Nufarm seed subsidiary Nuseed’s application to field test genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and altered oil content canola. 
Australia Nufarm

Brazil's GMO adoption hits over 90% for maize and soy

The adoption of genetically modified crops has been growing in Brazil with near saturation for soybeans and becoming dominant in cotton.
Brazil Output Traits

EU Ombudsman grants access to info on proposal for national GM food/feed bans

The European Commission was guilty of maladministration when it refused to grant public access to documents used in its proposal to allow national bans on the use of EU-approved genetically modified crops, food and feed, says European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.
Europe EU

Petition started against EU court ruling on breeding techniques

A petition has been started for immediate review of the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) court ruling that new mutagenesis techniques are subject to EU laws on genetically modified crops.
Europe EU
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