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Apr 29

Brazil Embrapa extends offering of bioinsecticides to control armyworms in corn

Farmers increasingly rely upon options for biological insecticides to control pests in crops. So-called biodefensive agents reduce worker, consumer and environmental exposure to chemical waste. The Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa) has exp

Apr 26

Neonics hinder bees’ ability to fend off deadly mites

A University of Guelph study is the first to uncover the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees' ability to groom and rid themselves of deadly mites. The research comes as Health Canada places new limits on the use of three key neonicotinoids

Apr 24

US court orders EPA to decide on chlorpyrifos use within 90 days

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to decide whether to allow the use of chlorpyrifos. The appeals court issued a three-paragraph order giving the agency until mid-July to respond to objections f

Apr 23

Glyphosate loses support in Costa Rica

Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the world, has lost support in Costa Rica, as it has been banned by 21 municipalities, along with the National Technical University, which specializes in agriculture and livestock. Previously, it was banned by the

Apr 22

Brazil Anvisa to exclude obsolete active ingredients used in agrochemicals

The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa ) plans to begin a process to review the list of active ingredients in pesticides authorized throughout the country, and exclude substances already considered obsolete - that is, those that are no

Apr 19

Brazil Ag Ministry Releases Agrochemical Priority List

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Supply (MAPA) released, in April, its new List of Priorities for Registration and Amendment of Agrochemicals. According to MAPA, the objective is to prioritize the registration of agrochemicals for the c

Apr 17

Canada to phase out three neonicotinoid pesticides over the next two to three years

The federal government’s pesticide regulator says certain uses of a popular insecticide need to be restricted in order to protect the health of pollinators. In its final decision, published last Thursday, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory A

Apr 15

Nufarm launches glyphosate alternative Cheetah Pro

Nufarm Americas announced the approval of Cheetah Pro non-selective herbicide in 42 states, including the most recent additions of Indiana, Maine, Rhode Island and Hawaii. Cheetah Pro provides fast and effective control of grass, sedge and broadleaf weeds

Apr 12

US Secretary of Agriculture criticizes Vietnam ban of glyphosate imports

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticized Vietnam’s move to ban imports of glyphosate -based herbicides, saying the decision would have “devastating impacts on global agricultural production.” Vietnam’s government said in

Apr 08

EU ban on chlorothalonil endorsed by member states

Member states of the EU’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) have voted to ban the fungicide, chlorothalonil. Chlorothalonil – a broad-spectrum fungicide used in the control of plant diseases – currently plays a major r