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Set Alert for Insecticides

Enviros oppose delay of ESA assessments

Environmentalists are urging a federal court to reject US President Trump administration's request for an additional two years to complete recommendations on how to safeguard endangered species from legal uses of three organophosphate insecticides.

United States NMFS

Nichino America's Portal XLO gets reduced pre-harvest interval

Japanese agrochemical company Nihon Nohyaku’s US subsidiary, Nichino America’s (Wilmington, Delaware), acaricide/insecticide, Portal XLO (fenpyroximate), has been granted a reduced pre-harvest interval from 14 to three days for citrus crops.

Insecticides Nihon Nohyaku

US EPA searching for "greater certainty" about chlorpyrifos safety

US EPA pesticide officials have defended the decision to abandon a 2016 plan to ban chlorpyrifos insecticide. 

EFSA neonic/bee assessment delayed again

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) expects its updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides to be finalised in February 2018.

Europe EFSA

Margosa extract approved as repellent in EU

Margosa extract has been granted EU approval as a repellent for non-crop use, with effect from April 1st 2019.
EU European Commission

Dow debuts Spindle in Brazil

Dow AgroSciences (part of DowDuPont) has launched its insecticide, Spindle (spinosad), in Brazil.

Insecticides Brazil

Brazil Anvisa OKs Syngenta's emamectin

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has approved the use of Syngenta’s insecticide, emamectin benzoate.
Brazil Brazil Anvisa

UK to back EU neonic ban on outdoor uses

The UK is to back a complete ban on the outdoor use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
United Kingdom Europe

Brazil extends emergency earworm controls

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has extended the plant health emergency regime in six states for the control of corn earworms (Helicoverpa armigera).

Brazil Brazil Mapa

Sumitomo plans SumiShield debut

Sumitomo Chemical is preparing to introduce its mosquito control product, SumiShield 50 WG (clothianidin), following a recommendation by the UN WHO. 
Insecticides Sumitomo Chemical

Syngenta’s Minectro Pro OK’d in California

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has received approval in the US state of California for its insecticide/acaricide, Minectro Pro (FMC’s cyantraniliprole + abamectin). 
Insecticides United States

US EPA ignoring industry request to redo species evaluations

The US EPA appears to have rejected the agrochemical industry's request to withdraw and revise its assessments of the potential impacts of three organophosphate insecticides on endangered species.

United States EPA
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