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The US Trump administration has been given a temporary reprieve from a court order requiring the EPA to ban use of the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, on food crops.
Fourteen agrochemical active ingredients are to have their approval periods extended by one to three years to allow more time for slow EU procedures for renewing the authorisations.
Bayer’s Crop Science division has signed a three-year deal to collaborate with precision irrigation specialist Netafim, and Israeli Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s (BGU) technology company, BGN Technologies.
The withdrawal of support by applicants to renew EU approvals of five agrochemical active ingredients is to result in the cancellation of extensions to their current authorisation periods.
EU member states have agreed with a draft decision not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide/acaricide, ethoprophos.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has issued a re-evaluation project plan for the insect repellent, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), and related active toluamides (ortho and para isomers).
The adoption in Brazil of genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton, maize and soybeans generated additional profits of some R$21.5 billion (US$5.7 billion at the current rate) in 2005-18.
EU member states have indicated that they are “likely” to accept a proposed delay in the implementation of guidelines on a more extensive assessment of the impact on agrochemicals on bees, provided they are revised by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The implementation of EU guidelines for a more extensive assessment of the impact of pesticides on bees is set to be delayed, claims environmentalist group Greenpeace.
The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, is to include visits to agrochemical manufacturers to enhance occupational risk assessments in its pesticide formulation re-evaluations.
BASF has launched its insecticide, Sefina (BASF/Meiji Seika Pharma's afidopyropen - trade-marked as Inscalis), in Canada.
BASF has opened its first wholly-owned company (BASF Cambodia) in Cambodia.
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