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Court upholds US state of Arkansas' dicamba ban

A court in the US state of Arkansas has dismissed Monsanto's challenge of a state prohibition on the spraying of dicamba herbicide between April 16th and October 31st.
United States Monsanto

Uruguayan atrazine use to end next month

All agricultural uses of the herbicide, atrazine, will end in Uruguay at the start of next month. 
Uruguay Herbicides & PGRs

Brazil draft bill challenges phase-out decision on paraquat

A draft bill in the Brazilian Parliament contests last year’s phase-out resolution against the herbicide, paraquat.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Enviros urge US court to cancel XtendiMax registration

The US EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), violated federal pesticide law and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and should be revoked, environmentalists said last week in a filing with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

United States EPA

Judicial panel consolidates US dicamba lawsuits

A US judicial panel has decided to consolidate an array of lawsuits filed in several states against Monsanto, BASF and DuPont (part of DowDuPont) for alleged harm to non-target crops from dicamba herbicides.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Herbicide resistance stable in Western Australia

Preliminary data from weed analysis in Western Australia show that herbicide resistance in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) and annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) has “not increased dramatically” since 2010. 
Australia Herbicides & PGRs

Italy grants Bayer use extension

Italy has granted use extensions to two Bayer Crop Science division pesticides.
Bayer Crop Science Insecticides

Bayer unveils herbicides in Spain

Bayer has presented new herbicides for use on small-grain cereals and maize in Spain.
Bayer Crop Science Herbicides & PGRs

Canada to restrict ethephon use

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposes to ban the use of the plant growth regulator, ethephon, on apple trees when fruit are present. 
Canada PMRA

Syngenta herbicides OK’d in US for dicamba tank mixes

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has received US EPA clearance for the use of several of its herbicides in tank mixes with the dicamba-based herbicides, Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia. 
Herbicides & PGRs United States

US judicial panel considers consolidation of dicamba class actions

The controversy over dicamba drift has sparked an array of lawsuits against Monsanto, BASF and DuPont (part of DowDuPont) that allege the companies are liable for harm to non-target crops from their herbicides.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

California defends adding glyphosate to Prop 65 list

The US state of California has hit back at a bid by Monsanto, the National Association of Wheat Growers and other agricultural industry groups to derail its decision to add glyphosate herbicide to the Proposition 65 list of cancer-causing chemicals.
United States Monsanto
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