US EPA may ban chlorpyrifos

The US EPA says that it considering a ban on agricultural uses of the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, if no agreement can be reached with registrants on ways to reduce risks to the public and farmworkers. The Agency intends to revoke tolerances for ...

Rejection looms for EU GM food/feed proposals

The rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has recommended that it reject European Commission proposals to allow EU member states to ban the use of EU-approved genetically modified food ...

Monsanto sales up 8% in Q3

Increased sales of agrochemicals and seed contributed to a 7.7% rise in Monsanto's sales to $4,579 million in the three months to May 31st 2015. Agricultural productivity segment (comprising agrochemicals and h...

Monsanto presses case for Syngenta deal

Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant has called for a "friendly deal" between the chairmen of Monsanto and Syngenta following Monsanto's rejected bid to acquire the Swiss multinational. Speaking to analysts at ...

Industry reacts to latest WHO agchem cancer decisions

Industry representatives have again sought to put pesticide classifications by the UN WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) into perspective following the Agency's decisions on three more act...

Syngenta chairman spells out Monsanto decision

The chairman of Syngenta's board of directors, Michel Demaré, has spelled out the reasons for the rejection of Monsanto's offer to acquire the Swiss multinational. In an interview on YouTube, Mr Demaré said tha...

WHO panel to review glyphosate carcinogen assessment

The UN WHO has formed an ad hoc expert taskforce of the WHO/FAO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) to examine the reason for divergence of opinions of its different groups on the carcinogenicity of the ...

GMOs boosted Brazil by $29 bn in 18 yrs

The economic benefits from the cultivation of genetically modified crops in Brazil have exceeded $29 billion over 18 years since adoption of the techn...

UK neonic emergency use refused

An application by the UK National Farmers' Union (NFU) for the emergency use of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments has been refused and the NFU...

US EPA issues endocrine screening results

The US EPA has called for further testing of 18 of the 52 pesticides and inert ingredients that underwent Tier 1 testing under the Agency's Endocrine ...

US soybeans hit new high

US soybean plantings have hit a new record, according to the June estimates by the USDA. It points to an area of 85.1 million acres (34.4 million ha),...

Brazil Anvisa has 90 days to end glyphosate review

Brazilian courts have set just 90 days for the conclusion of the toxicological re-evaluation of the herbicide, glyphosate, and five other pesticide ac...

Canadian farmers challenge Ontario neonic rules

A Canadian farming group is taking legal action against the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change over its new regulations on neonicotino...

Hebang to acquire majority stake in Stockton

Chinese chemical company Hebang Group is to acquire a majority 51% stake in Israeli company Stockton for $90 million. The Hebang Group is a publicly l...

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

New active ingredients registered or launched in 2015

37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias

The Institut Quimic de Sarria’s (IQS) 37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias takes place in Barcelona, Spain on November 3rd-4th 2015. The annual event is held with th...

8th Brazil Agrochemshow

The 8th Brazil Agrochemshow trade fair will take place on August 11th-12th 2015 at the Hotel Caesar Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is marketed as the country’s major interna...

Experienced Regulatory Ecotoxicologist Looking for a New Challenge?

TSGE Consulting is looking for a Senior Ecotoxicologist to join their regulatory affairs team in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. The successful candidate will work with o...

Lier Chemical’s glufosinate plant goes online

Chinese company Sichuan Lier Chemical’s new 1,000 tonnes/year manufacturing plant for the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium, has passed environmental inspection a...

EU approval for clothianidin biocide

Formal EU approval has been issued for non-crop use of the neonicotinoid insecticide, clothianidin. It is for use against house flies in animal housing and dome...

Judge reverses US Maui County GM crop ban

A US federal judge has struck down a Maui County law that banned the planting of genetically modified crops, concluding that the ordinance is pre-empted by stat...

BASF’s Orkestra gains 21 crop uses in Brazil

BASF’s fungicide, Orkestra (fluxapyroxad – trade-marked as Xemium + pyraclostrobin – trade-marked as F 500), has gained Brazilian use extension to 21 crops sinc...

New EU guide on agronomic traits of GM crops

New EU guidance has been issued on the use of agronomic and phenotypic information in risk assessments of genetically modified crops. It finalises draft guidanc...

Biopesticides figure prominently in crop protection future

Welcome to Agrow’s fourth annual biopesticide special issue. Before delving into the goings on in the sector during the last year, let us do a quick recap of th...

PI Industries up 48% in fourth quarter

Indian company PI Industries recorded a sales increase of 48% to Rs 5,369.8 million ($84.3 million at the current rate) in its fourth quarter ended March 31st 2...

US researchers test fruit pest repellent

US researchers have found that a naturally occurring compound in fruit can be used as an insect repellent on ripening fruit. The scientists at the University of...

Agrow Service Guide 2015

Consultancies and other advisory bodies, Market research companies, Contract research organisations, Diagnostics, Custom manufacturers, Formulation companies an...

Eurofins AgroScience Services

Dr Adolph Heintze has been appointed team leader for contract research company Eurofins AgroScience Services' new regulatory group in Niefern, Germany. Dr Heint...

37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias

The Institut Quimic de Sarria’s (IQS) 37th Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarias takes place in Barcelona, Spain on November 3rd-4th 2015. The annual event is he...

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