• US EPA takes next step in review process for insecticide chlorpyrifos, making draft risk assessments... 2020-09-27 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step in the Agency’s review of chlorpyrifos. Meeting an important commitment made in the Agency’s July 2019 response to the related petition denial, EPA has released its draft risk assessments for chlorpyrifos ...
  • King of crops: China’s gigantic agricultural production 2020-09-27 Despite progressing towards a service society in gigantic steps, China remains a major agricultural producer, especially when it comes to field crops and fruit. In the 2020/21 harvest season, the United States Department of Agriculture projects that 37 percent of peanuts and 29 p...
  • Brazil: Agrochemicals revenue reaches US$ 6.04 billion in the first half of 2020 2020-09-27 According to the National Union for the Industry of Products for Plant Defense (Sindiveg), agrochemicals generated revenues totaling US$6.04 billion in the first half of 2020 in Brazil, a slight increase in sales compared to the first six months of 2019, when crop protection prod...
  • Urge Indian govt to include Farmers’ Union recommendations in Pesticides Management Bill: Experts 2020-09-25 The All India-Kisan Coordination Committee on Tuesday organized a virtual briefing session to discuss the ‘Pesticide Management Bill 2020’ that was tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the budget session.According to the committee, the Bill is a great opportunity for the government t...
  • US EPA rules traizine herbicides are safe 2020-09-22 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday announced a long-awaited interim decision regarding the reregistration of the triazines: atrazine, propazine, and simazine.After years of research and public comments from the agriculture community, EPA Administrator Andrew Wh...
  • Morocco among top importers of toxic pesticides banned in EU 2020-09-18 A recent investigation by Unearthed and Public Eye revealed that Morocco is one of the top destinations for European countries exporting toxic pesticides that are banned in the EU.The investigation revealed that the UK and EU states including Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Fran...
  • EU Biopesticide regulation: Can technology developers survive? 2020-09-10 The high cost and lengthy requirements for EU registration are severely limiting the development and commercialisation of BioProtection solutions in Europe – this needs to be addressed urgently.BioProtection (known as biopesticide) solutions present one of the fastest growing sec...
  • France to ban "more than half" of the uses of glyphosate in 2021 2020-09-10 In 2017, France set itself the goal of completely banning glyphosate in 2023, before Emmanuel Macron believes that this was not possible.The deputies did not enshrine in law the ban on glyphosate by 2021 despite Emmanuel Macron's promise.The government will ban "more than half" o...
  • The Pesticides Management Bill 2020 will hurt Indian farmers and agriculture; needs review before cl... 2020-09-09 The Pesticides Management Bill 2020 (PMB) was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 23 March 2020 to replace The Insecticides Act 1968, which currently governs the registration, manufacturing, export, sale and use of pesticides in India. While PMB is noble in intent, its many lacunae ...
  • Sindiveg: Agrochemical-treated area in Brazil increases by 9.8% 2020-09-03 According to a survey conducted by Sindiveg (National Union of Industry of Products for Plant Defense), the total area treated with agrochemicals in Brazil grew by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (April to June), reaching 142.4 million hectares compared to 129.8 million hectares ...