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ABIM Sets Attendance Record

The 11th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting was attended by nearly 900 delegates from 48 countries representing 426 companies. The event,

Industry News

EPA Prohibits 72 Inert Ingredients from Use in Pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to remove 72 ingredients from its list of ingredients approved for

Agrichemicals

EPA to Begin Testing Chemicals Under TSCA Legislation

The EPA announced the first ten chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under

Industry News

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Science-Based Regulatory Review

A California federal court ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and an industry coalition including CropLife America,

Industry News

Dow AgroSciences, U.S. Farmers Disagree with U.S. EPA Proposal to Revoke Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

In its release of a pre-publication copy of the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) related to its assessment of the

Agrichemicals

EPA Registers Monsanto’s Dicamba Formulation

EPA announced it is registering a dicamba formulation, Xtendimax with Vapor Grip Technology from Monsanto, which is specifically designed to

Biopesticides

ABIM Moves Ag Forward

The 11th anniversary Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM), Oct. 24-26 in Basel, Switzerland is expected to host more than 800

Agrichemicals

EPA Determines Glyphosate Unlikely to Cause Cancer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued yet another report  on glyphosate, and the outcome is no different from the others.

Industry News

EPA Approves Syngenta’s Agrisure Trait Stack for Above-Ground Corn Insect Control

Agrisure 3120 E-Z Refuge, a new trait stack from Syngenta, has received registration approval from U.S. EPA. Agrisure 3120 E-Z Refuge

Agrichemicals

Defending Crop Protection

Despite her Iowa birth, Diane Allemang did not grow up on a farm, though living in the state means “you

Agrichemicals

CropLife America Responds to EPA’s FIFRA Decision

CropLife America president and CEO Jay Vroom released a statement following the U.S. EPA decision to to continue to use

Industry News

Ag Groups Express Concern Over Pending EU Legislation Affecting Agricultural Exports

CropLife America, along with nearly 50 agricultural organizations and associations, sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman regarding

Industry News

AgBiome Launches New Business Unit

AgBiome, LLC, announced it has established AgBiome Innovations, which will commercialize technology identified by the company through its unique Genesis

Industry News

New Formulation Grandevo WDG Bioinsecticide Now Available from Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced EPA approval of a new formulation of its dry biological insecticide. Grandevo WDG, which is

Industry News

Syngenta Responds to EPA’s Draft Ecological Report on Atrazine

EPA’s draft report on the ecological assessment of the herbicide atrazine contains numerous data and methodological errors and needs to

Agrichemicals

Consequences of Soaring Regulatory, Legal Costs

Chemical companies are spending more on the approval and defense of chemical technologies than ever before. A 2010 CropLife America study

Industry News

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down EPA Motion to Pull Enlist Duo Registration

Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide has been given a reprieve, according to an article from DTN/The Progressive Farmer. On Jan.

Biostimulants

Biostimulants Bright Future

For years, advocates of plant health technologies — often considered growth and vigor promotion technologies by regulatory organizations — touted

Biopesticides

Vestaron Corp.’s SPEAR Bioinsecticide has Bee Toxicity Warning Removed

The U.S. EPA will allow Vestaron Corp., a developer of peptide-based insecticides, to remove the bee toxicity warning statement from its

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USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four grants totaling more than $13.6

Americas

Bayer, MS Technologies Get China Approval for Balance GT Soybeans

MS Technologies and Bayer have received import approval from China for Balance GT soybeans. The new Balance GT Soybean Performance System will

Agrichemicals

Brazil Suspends 63 Fungicides Targeting Asian Soybean Rust

Resistance of the fungus to fungicides has spread widely in the country.

Africa/Middle East

Farmers Scrutinize Costs as Acreage for Major Crops Decreases

The total planting area of eight staple crops in the United States will decline almost annually through 2026, with acreage

Agrichemicals

Syngenta CEO Expects Merger Regulatory Approval Soon – Reuters

Syngenta Chief Executive Erik Fyrwald expects regulatory approval soon for ChemChina’s proposed $43 billion takeover of the Swiss pesticides and