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EU clarifies terms for ai content in biocides

The minimum and maximum concentrations of active ingredients listed in national approvals of biocide products must include any additives or impurities, the European Commission says.
EU Europe

BASF progresses on new insecticide approvals

BASF has been making progress on global registrations for two new insecticides, afidopyropen (trade-marked as Inscalis) and broflanilide.
BASF Meiji

Four biocide ais to gain EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of European Commission proposals to approve four biocides: acetamiprid, cypermethrin and cyphenothrin for use in non-crop insecticides; and penflufen for use in wood preservatives.

Europe EU

US state of Hawaii bans chlorpyrifos

Hawaii has become the first US state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Insecticides

EU reviews "watch list" of pesticides

The European Commission has decided to change some pesticides on a “watch list” of chemicals that are monitored to gather data on their potential risk to water sources.
EU European Commission

EU approval periods to be extended for 45 ais

EU approvals of 45 agrochemical active ingredients are to be extended to give more time for renewal procedures to be completed.
EU Fungicides

Canada finds risks to bees from imidacloprid

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has called for restrictions on the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, because of concerns over risks to bees and other pollinators.
Canada PMRA

Brazil state bans agchem ais

The Brazilian state of the Amazons has banned the sale and use of several pesticide active ingredients.
Brazil Fungicides

More agchem monitoring in EU to protect bees

The European Commission is proposing increased monitoring of pesticides in the environment and a strengthening of the EU risk assessment of agrochemicals as part of wide-ranging measures to halt the decline of pollinating insects.
Europe EU

US enviros sue for ESA protections from malathion

Environmentalists have sued the US EPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for allegedly failing to ensure that endangered species are protected from legal uses of the insecticide, malathion.

United States EPA

EU phase-out schedule set for outdoor uses of three neonic ais

EU product approvals for outdoor uses of the three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, will be withdrawn by September 19th and any grace periods for using existing stocks must end by December 19th.
Europe EU

EU considers biocide status of mosquito control

A bacterium used to infect mosquitoes for the purposes of vector control should be considered as a biocide, but the infected mosquitoes released into the vector population should not.
EU European Commission
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