MAPA Brazil cancels registration of paraquat based technical products

Brazil's MAPA and Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) published a joint policy instruction that defines procedures for monitoring and inspecting the use and collection of remaining stocks of products based on the active ingredient,…

Rains damage standing crops in India

In India, crops of more than 4.5 billion hectares are affected by extremely heavy rains. In addition, it is estimated that the damaged area will increase in the coming days. In Maharashtra, heavy rains have been received in recent days as…

Extension of approval periods for some active substances

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1511 of 16 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances amidosulfuron, bifenox, chlorotoluron, clofentezine,…

The US Crop Protection Agency accepts comments on the proposed action on chitosan

Comments are accepted until November 30th on a federal proposal to add chitosan to EPA's list of active ingredients eligible for EPA's minimal risk pesticide exemption. What is chitosan? It is a naturally occurring active substance found…

Non-renewal of approval of the active substance thiophanate-methyl

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1498 of 15 October 2020 concerning the non-renewal of approval of the active substance thiophanate-methyl, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council…

Switzerland bans the export of highly dangerous pesticides

From 2021 Switzerland will not allow the export of 5 dangerous phytosanitary products that are already banned in Switzerland today. The country's government approved on Wednesday the 14th the amendment to the law on chemicals as part of the…

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on people's livelihoods, health and food systems?

The Covid-19 has caused a great deal of loss of human life around the world. In addition, the disruption of the economic and social system is catastrophic, approximately tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty,…

Anvisa (Brazil) extends the period of use of paraquat stocks

Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) announced on 7 October that it was extending the deadline for consumption of stocks of products containing the herbicide Paraquat, which are already in the possession of farmers. This…

Updated data on approvals of plant protection products in the European Union

The European Commission (EC) has issued several notifications on the change of approval status of certain plant protection products (PPPs) in the European Union, such as the non-renewal of two active substances, benalaxyl and fenamiphos. Changes…