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EU aims for autumn vote on glyphosate

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.

EU European Commission

BASF/Kaiima to collaborate on herbicide tolerance trait discovery

BASF and Israeli plant genetics and breeding technology company Kaiima Bio-Agritech (Lower Galilee) have agreed a collaboration for the discovery of novel herbicide tolerance traits to develop new weed control systems.
Deals BASF

EU wants full state support for glyphosate renewal

The European Commission “has no intention” to renew the EU approval of the herbicide, glyphosate, “without the support of a qualified majority of member states”, says EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

US state of Missouri lifts dicamba ban

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.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Canada clears chlorthal-dimethyl in special review

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.

Canada PMRA

Dicamba banned in two US states due to drift concerns

Growing complaints of crop damage from dicamba drift have prompted the US states of Missouri and Arkansas to impose emergency bans on the sale and use of the herbicide.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Brazil approves Dow's Enlist Duo on GM crops

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).

Brazil Dow AgroSciences

ECHA/EFSA defend glyphosate review again

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have once again had to defend their risk assessments of the herbicide, glyphosate, against accusations that relevant data were not considered. 

US Arkansas Governor approves dicamba ban

The US state of Arkansas looks poised to impose an emergency ban on the herbicide, dicamba.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

EFSA considers essential uses of isoxaflutole

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).


Nufarm debuts Gesaprim 500 CG in Brazil

Nufarm has launched its selective herbicide, Gesaprim 500 CG (atrazine), in Brazil.
Herbicides & PGRs Nufarm

Glyphosate imports down in Brazil in first quarter

Volume imports into Brazil of the herbicide, glyphosate, fell by around two-thirds in the first quarter of this year.

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs
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