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Canada to OK BASF's Revysol

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of six products based on BASF's new fungicide, mefentrifluconazole (trade-marked as Revysol). 

Canada Fungicides

Brazil to reassess toxicity of carbendazim

A Brazilian federal judge has ordered a human health reassessment of the fungicide, carbendazim.

Brazil Fungicides

Syngenta launches fungicides in Argentina

Syngenta has launched its fungicide, Elatus Ace (benzovindiflupyr – trade-marked as Solatenol – 40 g/litre + propiconazole 250 g/litre), in Argentina.

Syngenta Product Approvals

Bayer lines up new products for Ukraine

Bayer's Crop Science division is aiming to increase its market share in the Ukrainian agrochemical market with a significant expansion of its portfolio of products.

Ukraine Bayer Crop Science

BASF seeks NZ approval for Revysol

BASF has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority to import the fungicide, Revystar (mefentrifluconazole – trade-marked as Revysol 100 g/litre + fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium 50 g/litre).

New Zealand Fungicides

Strong level of innovation visible at IUPAC Congress

Despite a generally declining level of new product introductions in recent years, the level of innovation in conventional crop protection remains strong.

R&D Research
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Insecticides

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California moves ahead with plan to ban chlorpyrifos

US state of California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

United States Insecticides

Canada to approve HopGuard II for varroa mite control

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BetaTec Hop Products' (Yakima, Washington) acaricide, HopGuard II (potassium salts of hop beta acids), for the control of varroa mites in honeybee hives. 

Insecticides Canada

Brazilian panel restricts dimethoate use on citrus to meet EU rules

The Brazilian integrated citrus production (PIC) list committee has issued a restriction on the use of dimethoate insecticide on citrus fruit.

Brazil Brazil Mapa

US EPA sued over decision not to ban chlorpyrifos

Environmentalists and farmworker advocates have returned to court to once again try to compel the US EPA to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

EPA Legal

US EPA lowers safety margins for pyrethroids

The US EPA has decided to lower a key metric used to determine safe exposure levels for pyrethroid insecticides.

United States EPA

No safe use for chlorpyrifos, says EFSA

No safe exposure level for human health can be set for the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, and it does not meet criteria for the renewal of its EU approval, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Herbicides & PGRs

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Enviros restart legal bid to upend Bayer/Monsanto's dicamba

Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate the US EPA's approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's dicamba herbicide.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Canada to allow continued use of uniconazole-P

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the plant growth regulator, uniconazole-P, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.

Canada Herbicides & PGRs

US EPA prohibits cancer warnings on glyphosate labels

The US EPA has stated that labels for products containing glyphosate cannot include claims that the herbicide causes cancer.

United States EPA

Colombian constitutional court sets conditions for renewed glyphosate on coca use

The Colombian Constitutional Court has left the right to decide whether aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicides can be resumed on illegal crops to the National Narcotics Council (CNE).

Colombia Herbicides & PGRs

Argentine Senasa lifts suspension on AGM herbicide

The Argentine Senasa has lifted its suspension on the approval of DVA Agro's subsidiary, AGM Argentina's herbicide, Wenko (2, 4-D).

Argentina Senasa Herbicides & PGRs

Brazil state organises teams for 2,4-D inspections

The agricultural inspection of Rio Grande do Sul's agriculture and rural development secretariat, the Seapdr, is structuring permanent teams to oversee the use of the herbicide, 2,4-D.

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs
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Nematicides

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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).

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.

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Seed treatments

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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

Bayer unveils biological seed treatments

Bayer's Crop Science division presented new seed treatments at last week’s World Seed Congress hosted by the International Seed Federation, in Nice, France.

Bayer Crop Science Biologicals

Bayer unveils Chucaro in Argentina

Bayer’s Crop Science division has unveiled its insecticidal/fungicidal seed treatment, Chucaro (prothioconazole + clothianidin + fluoxastrobin + tebuconazole), for use on cereals.

Bayer Crop Science Seed treatments
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Biologicals

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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 EPA to OK BVT's Vectorite with CR-7

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Canadian company Bee Vectoring Technologies' (BVT – Mississauga, Ontario) bee vectored biofungicide, Vectorite with CR-7 (Clonostachys rosea strain CR-7). 

Biologicals United States

US EPA to OK Andermatt's Loopex

The US EPA has proposed the approval of Swiss biopesticide company Andermatt Biocontrol's viral insecticide, Loopex (Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain FV#11), for the control of cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni). 

Biologicals United States

French emergency approval for Eden's Mevalone

UK biological crop protection company Eden Research's commercial partner, Sumitomo Corporation subsidiary Sumi Agro France, has received a 120-day "emergency use" authorisation in France for Eden's biofungicide, Mevalone.

Biopesticides Sumitomo Corporation

Brazil Anvisa OKs two biocontrols

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of two biological pesticides as new active ingredients.

Brazil Anvisa Product Approvals

Canada to OK continued use of Mycostop

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has proposed the continued registration of Finnish company Verdera's biofungicide, Mycostop (Streptomyces griseoviridis strain K61), following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient. 

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Input Traits

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Corteva expands US Enlist E3 soybean range

Corteva Agriscience seed business Pioneer is expanding the availability of its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist E3 (DAS44406) soybeans for the 2020 season.

Herbicide Tolerance Corteva Agriscience

CTC GM cane application advances in Brazil

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio’s, environment sub-committee has given the green light on a genetically modified sugar cane line.

CTNBio Input Traits

EFSA safety clearance for five-stack GM maize

An application for EU import approval for a genetically modified maize line combining five traits has successfully completed the risk assessment stage by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Europe EU

Brazil court orders Intacta royalties paid into escrow account

A Brazilian court has ordered Bayer legacy business Monsanto to deposit the "full amount of royalties" from its patented genetically modified Intacta soybean technology into an escrow account.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

EU goes ahead with import approvals for ten GM crops

The European Commission has finally signed off eight new import approvals and two renewals for genetically modified crop lines that have been held up in the EU system for three to six months. 

Europe EU

Bayer lines up new products for Ukraine

Bayer's Crop Science division is aiming to increase its market share in the Ukrainian agrochemical market with a significant expansion of its portfolio of products.

Ukraine Bayer Crop Science
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Output Traits

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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

Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q1 2019

During the first quarter of 2019, a total of 38 patent applications from 18 different assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them. 

R&D Input Traits

Mercosur adopts measure to cut adventitious GMO levels in export produce

The South American trading bloc, Mercosur, has adopted a mechanism to reduce the adventitious presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) among member states.

Mercosur Output Traits
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Digital/Precision Ag

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BASF debuts its Xarvio digital farming platform in Argentina

BASF launched its digital farming platform, Xarvio, in Argentina.

BASF Digital Precision Ag

KWS/Iteris agree digital product collaboration

German seed company KWS Saat and US applied informatics for agriculture company Iteris have agreed to add the US company’s ClearAg platform to KWS' digital farming programme.

Deals Digital Precision Ag

BASF/Taranis agree deal on crop monitoring solutions in Brazil

BASF and Israeli precision agriculture company Taranis (Tel Aviv) have agreed a collaboration to provide farmers in Brazil with crop monitoring solutions.

BASF Brazil

BASF/Ontera agree diagnostic research collaboration

BASF and US molecular diagnostics company Ontera (Santa Cruz, California) have agreed a research collaboration to detect diseases and resistances in plants using Ontera's molecular diagnostic platform.

BASF Deals

Swiss agtech firm Gamaya raises $12 m funding

Swiss agricultural technology company Gamaya has raised CHF 12 million ($12.2 million) in a Series B financing round, including CHF 4.2 million ($4.3 million) raised via convertible bonds earlier.

Investments Operations

Climate Corporation forms two Canadian partnerships

Bayer's Crop Science division's digital agriculture business, Climate Corporation, has formed new platform partnerships with the Canadian technology companies, Effigis Geo-Solutions and Croptimistic Technology.

Canada Deals
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