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Set Alert for Biologicals

EU renewal nears for three ais

Draft decisions to renew the EU approvals of three agrochemical active ingredients have received positive votes from EU member states.

EU Bayer Crop Science

Syngenta's bionematicide to gain EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of proposals to approve ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta’s bionematicide, Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1, as a “low-risk” active ingredient.

Syngenta EU

Agrow biologicals review 2018 special issue

Agrow’s annual biologicals review special issue is ready for download.
Biologicals Biopesticides

MBI debuts Amplitude biofungicide in US

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), has launched the biofungicide, Amplitude (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain F727), in the US.
Biopesticides Marrone Bio Innovations

EU approval periods to be extended for 45 ais

EU approvals of 45 agrochemical active ingredients are to be extended to give more time for renewal procedures to be completed.
EU Fungicides

FMC/Chr Hansen agree 5-year extension on biopesticide deal

FMC has agreed a five-year extension to its collaboration with the Danish bioscience company, Chr Hansen (Horsholm), to develop and commercialise biopesticides.
FMC Deals

Agrow biologicals review 2018

In this instalment of Agrow’s annual biologicals sector review, we examine the impact on the sector of the mega mergers and acquisitions involving the biggest players in the crop protection industry.

Biopesticides Biostimulants

Canada to OK BASF’s Serifel for grapevines

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

MBI debuts CG bioproducts brand in US

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), is launching its CG brand of smaller pack biopesticides for use in cannabis production and for the home and garden market.
Marrone Bio Innovations Biologicals

Progress needed to characterise the active agent in biologicals

The US and Canada have made the registration of biopesticide products more efficient through the development of modified test methodologies and clear guidance documents. However, in the EU, biopesticides are still registered under the same regulatory framework as chemical pesticides. Dr Oni Oluwatobi, consultant at TSG Consulting, writes on the topic.


Efficacy of low-risk substances and micro-organisms

Dr Lars Huber (senior manager regulatory affairs, head of biostimulants, fertiliser and IPM) and Dr Joachim Kranz (manager regulatory affairs, agrochemicals and biopesticides – efficacy) from German regulatory consultancy SCC write about efficacy of low-risk substances and micro-organisms.

Biopesticides Biologicals

EU considers biocide status of mosquito control

A bacterium used to infect mosquitoes for the purposes of vector control should be considered as a biocide, but the infected mosquitoes released into the vector population should not.
EU European Commission
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