Sugar production and export records set in Brazil for 2020/21

With one month to go before the start of the 2020/21 sugar campaign (April 2020 to March 2021), Conab estimates that Brazil will break sugar production and export records. Brazil's sugar production in 2020/21 is estimated at 41.8 million tons,…

Germany approves law to ban glyphosate as of 2024

Farmers in Germany will have to start reducing the use of the active substance glyphosate and stop using it completely from 2024 to preserve clean insect habitats, according to draft legislation approved by the country's cabinet. "The exit…

Approval of the basic substance Allium cepa L. bulb extract

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/81 of 27 January 2021 approving the basic substance Allium cepa L. bulb extract in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing…

Non-approval of carbon dioxide as a basic substance

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/80 of 27 January 2021 concerning the non-approval of carbon dioxide as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning…

Renewal of the approval of the low-risk active substance Akanthomyces muscarius strain Ve6 (formerly Lecanicillium muscarium strain Ve6)

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/134 of 4 February 2021 renewing the approval of the low-risk active substance Akanthomyces muscarius strain Ve6 (formerly Lecanicillium muscarium strain Ve6) in accordance with Regulation…

Renewal of the approval of the active substance garlic extract

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/129 of 3 February 2021 renewing the approval of the active substance garlic extract in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the…

US EPA announces request for public input on the current pesticide exemption provision process

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit information on the current pesticide exemption provision process. EPA announced that…

Agricultural Retailers Association monitors pesticide transport and dicamba at EPA

The president and CEO of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) says they expect Biden's EPA to address transportation requirements for restricted-use pesticides and clarify other regulations. Daren Coppock, President and CEO of the…

Extension of the approval periods of the active substances benfluralin, dimoxystrobin, fluazinam, flutolanil, mecoprop-P, mepiquat, metiram, oxamyl and pyraclostrobin

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/52 of 22 January 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances benfluralin, dimoxystrobin, fluazinam, flutolanil,…