Herbicides & PGRs
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Bayer is facing a surge in US lawsuits from plaintiffs seeking damages for exposure to legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide, over claims of a no warnings of a link of cancer to use of the product.
A Brazilian soybean growers' association is warning farmers of concerns of drift from use of dicamba herbicide.
The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron.
Germany is seeking to further reduce the use of agrochemicals in its agriculture.
Opinions on EU harmonised hazard classifications and labelling for three agrochemicals have been adopted by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
A Brazilian state MP has introduced legislation seeking to ban the several key pesticide active ingredients and the aerial spraying of agrochemicals in the major agriculture state of Mato Grosso.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of BASF's herbicide, Luximax (cinmethylin – trade-marked as Luximo - 750 g/litre).
Speakers at the Agchem Forum this month welcomed advances in the adoption and improvements in the regulation of low-risk substances, while demanding structural changes.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US organic products company Westbridge Agricultural Products' octanoic acid and decanoic acid-based herbicides, BioLink FA Blend and BioLink Herbicide EC.
A survey by Bayer's Crop Science division in Australia has found that 85% of cotton growers questioned suspected that they had glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds on their farm, compared with 74% in 2016.
The Brazilian environmental agency, the Ibama, has issued environmental profiles for 20 pesticide active ingredients.
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