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The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, is to conduct a review of the existing approved pesticide active ingredients and exclude those that are “obsolete”.
Canada’s public health department, Health Canada, is to cancel some uses of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.
US researchers have called for the testing of combinations of pesticides to assess synergistic effects on bees.
German doubts about recognising an Irish approval of non-crop insecticide products based on 1R-trans phenothrin have been rejected by the European Commission with the support of EU member states.
ChemChina subsidiary Adama has presented its acaricide/insecticide, Comissario (diafenthiuron + bifenthrin), in Brazil for use on cotton.
Belgian biological pest control company Biobest (Westerlo) has received Dutch approval for its insecticide, Spyro, which contains natural pyrethrins and the synergist, piperonyl butoxide (PBO).
EU member states have voted in favour of new restrictions on Japanese company Otsuka Chemical’s acaricide, cyflumetofen, that would only allow authorisations for uses where the level of a metabolite, B3, in ground water is expected to be below 0.1 µg/litre.
US Senate Democrats have reintroduced legislation to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, citing frustration with the Trump administration’s refusal to pull it from the market.
The US Trump administration illegally has abandoned an EPA plan to ban agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos and should be compelled to pull the insecticide from the market, a coalition of environmentalists and farmworker advocates told an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week.
The European Commission has proposed not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide, dimethoate.
In the period from July 1st to September 30th 2018, a total of 121 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.
There is a “good range” of alternative active ingredients to the neonicotinoid insecticide, thiacloprid, in the EU for the control of many pest/crop combinations, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
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