The Drift (April 17th)

Reporter's NotebookUS EPA rolls out voluntary internet labeling The  US EPA has finalised a voluntary process that permits pesticide registrants to make legally valid product labels available on the internet, suggesting that the new framework will benefit both pesticide manufacturers and users. The ...

US CWA proposal draws ire

US pesticide interests and agricultural groups are voicing fierce opposition to new guidance that could expand the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA). They argue that the proposal is unnecessary and does little...

USDA targets faster GM crop approvals

The USDA is committed to accelerating its approvals of genetically modified crops and aims to reduce the backlog of deregulation petitions under review from 16 to eight by next year, officials told House of Rep...

US EPA rejects request for more drift protection

The US EPA has rejected a petition filed by environmental and farmworker groups calling for more stringent safety standards to protect children from pesticide drift. The Agency's current approach for addressing...

US beekeepers upset with new neonicotinoid labels

US commercial beekeepers are frustrated with the EPA's new labels for neonicotinoid insecticides, saying that the revised language undermines existing protections for bees and should be abandoned. Speaking at a...

USDA chief suggests tech fix to GM labelling dispute

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has waded into the issue of labelling of food derived from genetically modified crops, expressing frustration with the controversy and suggesting that technology may offer a...

Environmental groups are threatening to sue the US EPA for allegedly failing to ensure that endangered species are adequately protected from legal use...

US judge gives litigants time to settle salmon case

A US federal judge has extended a stay of a closely-watched case involving allegations that the US EPA failed to protect endangered salmon from six in...

The Drift (March 18th)

Reporter's NotebookUS judge gives EPA, environmentalists and industry time to settle salmon caseA US federal judge has extended a stay of a closely-wa...

Dow/US EPA call on court to uphold sulfoxaflor approval

Dow AgroSciences is urging a federal court to affirm the US EPA’s approval of its insecticide, sulfoxaflor, arguing that the Agency adequately assesse...

US EPA sued over inert ingredient disclosure

A trio of US environmental and public health groups has filed suit against the EPA, alleging that the Agency had violated federal law by failing to co...

Ag co-existence looks a thorny issue for the USDA

Judging by the more than 3,400 comments that the USDA has received on its request for information on how to improve agricultural co-existence, the age...

The Drift (March 6th)

Reporter's NotebookMinnesotans turn up the heat on McDonald's over pesticide driftA coalition of rural Minnesota residents and environmental groups ha...

Regional Director – Europe

SynTech Research Inc. provides contract agricultural chemical and biotech product development and regulatory services to crop protection/production customers worldwide.Th...

2014 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference

The 2014 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado, US on May 6th-7th. The conference will include: a disc...

Platform to acquire Chemtura AgroSolutions

The US specialty chemicals company, Platform Specialty Products (Miami, Florida), has agreed to acquire Chemtura AgroSolutions for some $1,000 million. It will ...

Mexico issues draft agchem bioefficacy study rules

The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture has issued draft regulations on biological effectiveness studies of agrochemicals. The rules seek to cut paperwork, ensure t...

Brazil CTNBio approves Oxitec’s GM mosquito

Brazil has provisionally approved the sale and use of UK company Oxitec’s (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) genetically modified mosquito, OX513A, as a vector control for...

Cheminova debuts Cercobin in US

Cheminova has introduced Nippon Soda's established fungicide, Cercobin (thiophanate-methyl), in the US for use on a range of crops. It is a broad-spectrum, syst...

French Parliament passes bill on GM maize ban

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has passed a bill prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified maize. The action f...

What lies Beyond-Agriculture and what drives its continued growth

Many leading international crop protection companies have long debated the right term to describe the markets for their products that do not fall within crop pr...

Syngenta ahead in first quarter

Growth in most regions boosted Syngenta's crop protection sales by 3.8% to $3,244 million in the first quarter of 2014. Revenues grew by about 6% at constant ex...

USDA scientists use RNAi technique on fire ants

USDA researchers are investigating whether RNA interference (RNAi) techniques can be used in the control of imported fire ants (Solenopsis spp). USDA Agricultur...

Agrow BCPC Supplement 2013

This event revives the tradition, originally established by BCPC right here at Brighton, to bring together stakeholders in the crop protection industry in one a...

Exosect

The UK pest management company, Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire), has appointed Rob Cannings as director of business development. He will lead the team responsib...

ENFISA 2014

The 12th Brazilian annual seminar and inspection of pesticides - ENFISA 2014 will be held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on May 5th-9th 2014. The Minis...