EPA proposes new safety measures for chlorpyrifos

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is taking the next step in its regulatory review of the active substance chlorpyrifos. What is Chlorpyrifos? It is an insecticide used for a wide variety of agricultural and non-agricultural…

The U.S. EPA celebrates its 50th anniversary

The United States Environmental Protection Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary last Wednesday. EPA was founded on December 2, 1970 by President Richard Nixon. The Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect the health of people…
glyphosate classified as not carcinogenic

Glyphosate license extended in the UK for 5 years

Darren Fly, head of active substance supply at the Chemical Regulation Division (CRD), stated at the British Crop Production Council (BCPC) virtual congress that all active substances expiring between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023 would…

Approval periods of the active substances calcium phosphide, denathonium benzoate, haloxyfop-P, imidacloprid, pencycuron and zeta-cypermethrin

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1643 of 5 November 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the approval periods of the active substances calcium phosphide, denathonium benzoate, haloxyfop-P, imidacloprid,…

Brazil MAPA registers 21 generic technical products for use in the formulation of pesticides

On November 24, 2020, Law No. 64 of the Department of Plant Protection and Agricultural Inputs of the Ministry of Agricultural Defense was published in the Official Gazette and a record number of 21 technical products were revealed. All these…

In 2021 the price of imidacloprid will remain low

What is Imidacloprid? It is an insecticide used against pests that affect citrus, sugar cane and cotton crops. Imidacloprid is a good and effective insecticide, which helps to control and even eliminate practically all insects that are damaging…

Los pagos de la PAC del ejercicio 2020 suben un 1,5 %, hasta los 7.513 millones de euros

Las ayudas directas se mantienen prácticamente en los mismos niveles que en 2019, mientras las de desarrollo rural suben un 4,28 %. Las medidas adoptadas por el Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación y las comunidades autónomas…

The European Union will ban the use of mancozeb, which must be reviewed by the EPA in the USA.

Europe, will soon run out of mancozeb fungicide. This fungicide is mainly used to combat late blight and other leaf diseases caused by endoparasite fungi. The European Union Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted not to…

New European Union MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

The new MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl were announced on 11 August 2020 and entered into force on 13 November 2020 (Regulation (EC) 2020/1085 and Corrigendum); this means that they can no longer be used after this date. Operators…