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California moves ahead with plan to ban chlorpyrifos

US state of California environmental officials have taken the next step towards imposing a statewide ban on the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

United States Insecticides

Canada to approve HopGuard II for varroa mite control

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BetaTec Hop Products' (Yakima, Washington) acaricide, HopGuard II (potassium salts of hop beta acids), for the control of varroa mites in honeybee hives. 

Insecticides Canada

Brazilian panel restricts dimethoate use on citrus to meet EU rules

The Brazilian integrated citrus production (PIC) list committee has issued a restriction on the use of dimethoate insecticide on citrus fruit.

Brazil Brazil Mapa

US EPA sued over decision not to ban chlorpyrifos

Environmentalists and farmworker advocates have returned to court to once again try to compel the US EPA to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

EPA Legal

US EPA lowers safety margins for pyrethroids

The US EPA has decided to lower a key metric used to determine safe exposure levels for pyrethroid insecticides.

United States EPA

No safe use for chlorpyrifos, says EFSA

No safe exposure level for human health can be set for the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, and it does not meet criteria for the renewal of its EU approval, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Europe EU

Italy grants emergency use extensions to Bayer insecticides

Italy has granted use extensions for three Bayer insecticide products.

Bayer Crop Science Product Approvals

Australia suspends chlorpyrifos labels

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has suspended the labels of various chlorpyrifos insecticide products with domestic, agricultural and non-agricultural uses for 12 months.

Australia Insecticides

Alpha-cypermethrin to gain EU renewal as substitution candidate

The insecticide, alpha-cypermethrin, is to have its EU approval renewed with the designation as a candidate for substitution. 

Europe EU

EU votes not to renew methiocarb

A draft decision not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide/acaricide, methiocarb, has been voted through by EU member states. 

Insecticides Europe

Syngenta debuts Advion WDG in US

 Syngenta has introduced a new formulation of its established indoxacarb-based Advion insecticide for the US professional pest control market.

United States Insecticides

Brazil approves six sulfoxaflor products with restrictions to protect bees

Brazil has approved Corteva Agriscience's insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), and several sulfoxaflor-based products with use restrictions to protect pollinator insects.

Corteva Agriscience Product Approvals
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