Herbicides & PGRs
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The European Commission hopes that discussions with EU member states on the herbicide, glyphosate, will be finalised in the autumn so that it can hold a vote on its proposed ten-year renewal of the active ingredient’s approval.
The US state of Missouri has lifted its emergency ban on the use of dicamba after finalising new restrictions intended to further minimise drift of the herbicide.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the herbicide, chlorthal-dimethyl, following a special review of the active ingredient.
Brazil has approved Dow AgroSciences' herbicide, Enlist Duo (2,4-D choline + glyphosate), for use on genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist maize (DAS40278) and soybeans (DAS68416 and DAS44406).
There is a lack of alternative products to the maize herbicide, isoxaflutole, in seven out of ten EU member states studied, concludes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Volume imports into Brazil of the herbicide, glyphosate, fell by around two-thirds in the first quarter of this year.
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