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EU mulls glyphosate ban petition

Discussions on a European Citizens Initiative petition calling for a ban on the herbicide, glyphosate, have given the European Commission “food for thought” on a “very sensitive” issue, says EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.
EU European Commission

US state of Missouri moves to limit dicamba use

The US state of Missouri is imposing new restrictions on dicamba herbicides that are more stringent than federal rules, including bans on summer-time spraying.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Argentine city to ban glyphosate

Councillors in Argentina’s third-largest city, Rosario, have approved a draft bill to ban the sale and use of the herbicide, glyphosate.

Argentina Herbicides & PGRs

US farm groups/Monsanto challenge California glyphosate listing

US farm groups and Monsanto have sued California in federal court in a bid to reverse the state's decision to add glyphosate herbicide to its list of cancer-causing chemicals.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Glyphosate renewal delayed again after another indecisive EU vote

An appeal committee of EU member states is to take a second vote later this month on the proposed five-year renewal of the EU approval of the herbicide, glyphosate, after a vote on November 9th failed to return a required qualified majority view.

European Commission Herbicides & PGRs

US state of Arkansas poised to impose 2018 dicamba ban

The US state of Arkansas appears ready to approve a new regulation that will severely restrict spraying of dicamba herbicide in 2018.

Herbicides & PGRs United States

US ag study finds no link between glyphosate exposure and cancer

A long-term study of tens of thousands of US pesticide applicators has found no statistical association between exposure to glyphosate herbicide and cancer.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

US dicamba debate drifts on

Few would argue that dicamba drift has proven a headache for US farmers in 2017, but uncertainty lingers about the extent of the damage and the need for additional restrictions on use of the herbicide on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

United States EPA

Brazil Anvisa OKs abscisic acid PGR

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has approved the sale and use of the plant growth regulator, abscisic acid.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Summit Agro USA debuts tolpyralate herbicide

The Sumitomo Corporation/Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) joint venture, Summit Agro USA (Durham, North Carolina), has introduced the post-emergence maize herbicide, Shieldex 400 SC (ISK’s tolpyralate 400 g/litre), in the US. 
Herbicides & PGRs United States

Canada plans flucarbazone review

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) expects to propose a re-evaluation decision for Arysta LifeScience North America’s (part of Platform Specialty Products) herbicide, flucarbazone, by April 2019. 
Canada PMRA

BASF debuts Zidua SC in US

BASF has introduced a suspension concentrate (SC) formulation of its established herbicide, Zidua (Kumiai Chemical’s pyroxasulfone), in the US. 
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