APVMA publishes new tailored guidance—changes to product formulations

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published new tailored guidance to assist with applications to vary a product to make a change to the product’s formulation, for both agricultural and veterinary products. Changes…

US EPA Opens Comment Period on Pyridate Proposed Decision

U.S. EPA is taking comments on pyridate, a pesticide active ingredient that could help consumers with weed management and resistance. EPA has opened a 30-day comment period on the Agency’s proposed decision to register one technical product…

Is India headed towards a locust plague

The global upsurge of locusts is on the brink of becoming a plague, aided by unusually favourable weather for three years and the international community’s failure to curb their growth. Swarms of locusts took Delhi and the National Capital…

FAO partners with the Adaptation Fund to help vulnerable countries fight the impact of climate change

July 3, Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been accredited as an implementing partner of the Adaptation Fund and will work with the international fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the…

Six states on high alert as govt warns of more locust swarms

More swarms of crop-eating locusts are likely to migrate from Somalia to the summer breeding areas along the India-Pakistan border, the agriculture ministry has said in a statement, prompting officials in six most “at-risk” states to be…

US EPA Proposes Registration of Pesticide Containing New Microbial Active Ingredient

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is opening a 15-day comment period on a proposal to register a pesticide product, Vintec, that contains the new microbial active ingredient Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1 (T. atroviride SC1). T.…

Canada proposes MRLs for azoxystrobin residues in berry fruits

On June 3, 2020, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulation Agency (PMRA) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the proposed MRLs for Azoxystrobin are to be implemented in berry fruits. Azoxystrobin [methyl (E)-2-{2-[6-(2-cyanophenoxy)-pyrimidin-4-yloxy]phenyl}-3-methoxyacrilate]…

Correction - Top 20 agricultural countries who produced coarse grain, oilseed, cottonseed in 2018/19

The top 20 agricultural producing countries in the world are the top performers in world agriculture - a vital element for world livelihood. Agriculture is one of the indispensable sectors of the world economy which is not only one of the highest…

Proposed ban on 27 pesticides: Anxious agrochem industry drawing up legal strategy

The agrochemical industry, worried by the proposed ban on 27 pesticides by the Centre, is drawing up a legal strategy to counter it. However, internal documents prepared by industry experts show that continued manufacture of four pesticides…