UK Brexit Agro-Coalition Formed

Expiry dates and renewal of PPP active substances in UK

From 1 January 2021, HSE will operate a PPP active substance renewal programme for Great Britain that is independent of the EU. All active substances currently approved in the EU on 31 December 2020 will remain approved in Great Britain.…

Final rule for hemp production published

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) published the final rule where hemp production is regulated in the United States. This rule incorporates modifications to the regulations already established under the interim final rule…

US EPA extends comment period for preliminary biological evaluation of glyphosate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period on the draft biological evaluation of glyphosate to allow more time for review and comment by interested parties. This current comment period closed on January 26,…

US proposes registration of picarbutrazox, a new active fungicide

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to register a new active ingredient, picarbutrazox. This active ingredient represents a new tool for the management of resistant fungi. Uses for picarbutrazox include treating…

By the end of 2023 Oregon will eliminate most uses of chlorpyrifos

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) submitted administrative rules to the Secretary of State that limit the uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos immediately and phase out nearly all uses by December 31, 2023. The nearly 3 year phase…

Non-renewal of the approval of the active substance mancozeb

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/2087 of 14 December 2020 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance mancozeb, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council…

Renewal of the approval of the active substance kieselgur (diatomaceous earth)

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/2101 of 15 December 2020 renewing the approval of the active substance kieselgur (diatomaceous earth) in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council…

Six chemicals prioritized for re-evaluation in New Zealand

Insecticides used in ant baits and chemicals found in wood treatment substances are among the additions to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) priority list for re-evaluation. The EPA is responsible for regulating chemicals…

EFSA to evaluate emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoids in sugar beet cultivation in 2020

EFSA will evaluate emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoids in sugar beet cultivation in 2020. The European Commission's application covers about 21 emergency authorisations for thiacloprid, clothianidin,…