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EU Commission plans end to outdoor uses of bifenthrin

The European Commission has drafted proposals to ban outdoor agrochemical uses of the insecticide/acaricide, bifenthrin, and to restrict its use to permanent greenhouses. 
EU European Commission

New acephate sales procedures in Brazil

Growers and agrochemical suppliers in Brazil have to follow new procedures for the commercialisation of acephate insecticide.
Brazil Insecticides

Adama gets Brazil use extension on insecticide

Adama Agricultural Solutions has been granted a use extension in Brazil for its insecticide, Voraz (methomyl + novaluron).

Brazil Insecticides

Irish approval for Dow's sulfoxaflor products

Dow AgroSciences (now part of DowDuPont) has received Irish approval for its sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast)-based insecticides, Closer and Transform.
Insecticides Ireland

US EPA seeks to dismiss chlorpyrifos challenge

The US EPA says that a federal court should reject a lawsuit challenging its decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, arguing that the plaintiffs have filed their complaint too soon.
United States EPA

Two new ai names from ISO

The ISO Technical Committee on Common Names for Pesticides has provisionally approved two new active ingredient names. 
Insecticides Dow AgroSciences

US approval for Syngenta’s Force Evo

Syngenta has received US approval for a new formulation of its established maize insecticide, Force CS (tefluthrin). 
Insecticides Syngenta

California eyes tighter rules on chlorpyrifos

The US state of California looks poised to impose new restrictions on the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, and is considering adding the active ingredient to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

United States EPA

No new EU approval for beta-cypermethrin

A European Commission draft decision not to grant EU approval to the insecticide, beta-cypermethrin, has been supported by EU member states.
EU Insecticides

EU notifies WTO of planned neonic ban

The European Commission has notified the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade of its draft decisions to ban outdoor uses of three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.

EU International

Colombian agchem trade jumps in 2015

Agrochemical volume imports and exports rose considerably in Colombia in 2015.
Colombia Fungicides

US state officials urge EPA to consider neonic benefits

US state agricultural officials are praising the EPA’s latest pollinator and aquatic risk assessments for four neonicotinoid insecticides, but calling on the Agency to ensure that it fully considers the benefits of the pesticides as it completes its analysis.

United States EPA
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