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Brazil Anvisa to withdraw "obsolete" agchem ais from approved list

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, is to conduct a review of the existing approved pesticide active ingredients and exclude those that are “obsolete”.

Brazil Anvisa Brazil

Health Canada to cancel some uses of three neonic ais

Canada’s public health department, Health Canada, is to cancel some uses of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.

PMRA Canada

US scientists call for agchem mixture testing

US researchers have called for the testing of combinations of pesticides to assess synergistic effects on bees.

Bayer Crop Science Research

EU refutes German doubts on efficacy of 1R-trans phenothrin biocide products

German doubts about recognising an Irish approval of non-crop insecticide products based on 1R-trans phenothrin have been rejected by the European Commission with the support of EU member states.

EU Insecticides

Adama unveils insecticide for use on Brazilian cotton

ChemChina subsidiary Adama has presented its acaricide/insecticide, Comissario (diafenthiuron + bifenthrin), in Brazil for use on cotton.

Adama Insecticides

Biobest receives Dutch approval for Biobest

Belgian biological pest control company Biobest (Westerlo) has received Dutch approval for its insecticide, Spyro, which contains natural pyrethrins and the synergist, piperonyl butoxide (PBO).

Netherlands Insecticides

Cyflumetofen restrictions receive EU backing

EU member states have voted in favour of new restrictions on Japanese company Otsuka Chemical’s acaricide, cyflumetofen, that would only allow authorisations for uses where the level of a metabolite, B3, in ground water is expected to be below 0.1 µg/litre.

Europe EU

Democrats push for US ban on chlorpyrifos

US Senate Democrats have reintroduced legislation to ban the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, citing frustration with the Trump administration’s refusal to pull it from the market. 

United States Senate

US Ninth Circuit hears dispute over bid to ban chlorpyrifos

The US Trump administration illegally has abandoned an EPA plan to ban agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos and should be compelled to pull the insecticide from the market, a coalition of environmentalists and farmworker advocates told an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week.

United States DOJ

EU proposes non-renewal for dimethoate

The European Commission has proposed not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide, dimethoate.

FMC European Commission

Agrochemical Patent Watch (Q3 2018)

In the period from July 1st to September 30th 2018, a total of 121 novel agrochemical patent families (inventions) with a priority year of 2016-2018 were published on Espacenet, the European Patent Office.

Fungicides Insecticides

EFSA reviews available alternatives to thiacloprid

There is a “good range” of alternative active ingredients to the neonicotinoid insecticide, thiacloprid, in the EU for the control of many pest/crop combinations, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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