Extension of the approval periods of some active substances

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/707 of 7 May 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances alpha-cypermethrin, beflubutamid, benalaxyl, benthiavalicarb,…

Renewal of approval of the active substance isoxaflutole

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/717 of 8 May 2019 renewing the approval of the active substance isoxaflutole in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing…

Ireland: Teagasc publishes 2019 pesticides approved for vegetable crops

Teagasc published the eighteenth edition of ‘Approved Pesticides for use on Vegetable Crops’ in April. The book includes a host of vegetables, herbs and even stretches to rhubarb. Edited by Stephen Alexander, the publication provides…

International project aims to reduce use of harmful pesticides in China

An international team of experts is helping China reduce its reliance on harmful pesticides to fight crop pests and diseases including yellow rust fungal disease of wheat and locusts, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)…

The global biostimulants market is estimated to reach USD 4.9 billion by 2025

The biostimulants market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.24%, to reach USD 4.9 billion by 2025. The growth of the biostimulants market is driven by the increase in the need for sustainable…

European investment bank announces EUR 2 billion fund to finance agriculture

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, announced recently the launch of a loans package of nearly EUR 1 billion for agriculture and the bioeconomy. The sum will be matched by the implementing financial institutions, thereby mobilizing…

US EPA clarified toxicology data requirements for antimicrobial pesticides used on food contact surfaces

The U.S. EPA issued a final rule clarifying data requirements for antimicrobial pesticides in 40 CFR Part 158 Subpart W (158W), making the registration process for these pesticides more efficient and transparent. View the final rule at www.regulations.gov,…

New York bans chlorpyrifos

Legislators recently approved Senate bill S5343 and Assembly bill A2477B, which ban chlorpyrifos in New York. This is a major victory for children’s health and puts New York on track to become by 2021 the first state in the country to end…

USDA extends deadline for certifying crop protection for MFP

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs,…