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US EPA gets another chance to uproot chloryprifos ban

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.

EPA Dow AgroSciences

EU approval periods to be extended for 14 ais

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.

Europe EU

Bayer/Netafim/BGN deal on precision application for Velum Prime

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.

Bayer Crop Science Insecticides

Support withdrawn for EU renewals of five ais

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.

Europe EU

EU agrees not to renew ethoprophos

EU member states have agreed with a draft decision not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide/acaricide, ethoprophos.

Europe EU

Canada outlines DEET review

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).

Canada Insecticides

Study shows boom and boost from GM IR crops in Brazil

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.

Brazil Input Traits

EU members favour revision of agchem assessment on bees

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).

Europe EU

EU plans to delay full assessment of agchems on bees

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.

Europe EU

Brazil Anvisa to include facility visits in agchem risk assessments

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.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

BASF debuts Sefina in Canada

BASF has launched its insecticide, Sefina (BASF/Meiji Seika Pharma's afidopyropen - trade-marked as Inscalis), in Canada.

BASF Insecticides

BASF opens subsidiary in Cambodia

BASF has opened its first wholly-owned company (BASF Cambodia) in Cambodia.

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