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US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal

Canadian neonic legal action continues

The Canadian Federal Court has denied applications from the Canadian government and four agrochemical companies to block a lawsuit filed by environmentalist groups over the regulation of neonicotinoid insecticides. 
Canada Insecticides

BASF to debut chlorfenapyr-based mosquito net

BASF is preparing to launch the chlorfenapyr insecticide-treated mosquito net, Interceptor G2, following its recommendation by the UN WHO.
International WHO

Syngenta debuts cockroach products in US

Syngenta has introduced two “next generation” pesticides for the control of cockroaches by pest management professionals in the US.

Insecticides United States

Brazil approves Dow insecticide

Brazil has granted registration for Dow AgroSciences’ insecticide, Spindle (spinosad).

Brazil Dow AgroSciences

ECHA recommends biocide approval of imiprothrin

A positive opinion on the approval of the non-crop pyrethroid insecticide, imiprothrin, has been issued by the European Chemical Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC). 
EU Policy & Regulation

US EPA mulls lambda-cyhalothrin exemption

The US Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has applied to the EPA for an emergency exemption for the pyrethroid insecticide, lambda-cyhalothrin, for the control of European asparagus aphids (Brachycorynella asparagi) on asparagus.

United States EPA

US states seek to join chlorpyrifos lawsuit

Five US states and the District of Columbia are keen to join a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.

United States Insecticides

US EPA ordered to assess species risks from cyantraniliprole

A US federal appeals court has ordered the EPA to assess the impacts of DuPont’s insecticide, cyantraniliprole (trade-marked as Cyazypyr), on endangered species but will allow it to stay on the market while the Agency completes its review.

United States EPA

European bee study on neonics causes controversy

A European study to assess the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bees and wild bees across Europe has produced mixed results, leading to opposing camps on neonicotinoids claiming vindication of their points of view.

EU Germany

Canada to phase out phosmet

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the phase-out of Gowan’s phosmet-based insecticides, Imidan 50 WP Instapak and Imidan 70 WP Instapak, due to human health risks. They are the only phosmet-based insecticides on the Canadian market. 

Canada PMRA

Canada to OK Adama’s Nimitz

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Adama Agricultural Solutions’ nematicide, Nimitz 480 EC (fluensulfone 480 g/litre), for use on cucurbit vegetables and fruiting vegetables (except small tomatoes) against nematodes in soil.

Insecticides Canada
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