Four major seed companies have asked a federal court to summarily declare invalid an ordinance approved by the US state of Hawaii's Kauai County Council that imposes restrictions on pesticide use and requires disclosure of the genetically modified crops grown on the island. The motion for partial su...

US state on the brink of requiring GM food labelling

The US state of Vermont looks on course to become the first in the nation to require labelling of foods derived from genetically modified crops after the state Senate overwhelmingly approved labelling legislati...

Pesticide industry wants more time to review US WPS

Pesticide industry trade groups are urging the EPA to afford stakeholders more time to comment on proposed changes to federal farmworker protection rules, arguing that the complexity of the revisions warrants a...

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, s...

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 p...

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...

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 wit...

Greens challenge US EPA's cyantraniliprole registration

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...

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...

Noposion sees 9% growth in 2013

Leading Chinese pesticide formulator Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals recorded sales growth of 8.9% to Yuan 1,726.6 million ($281.7 million at the current rate) ...

EU prov approvals to be extended for two new ais

The European Commission plans to grant a further two-year extension to existing national provisional approvals for Dow AgroSciences’ fungicide, meptyldinocap, a...

Australia OKs GM cereal tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) concludes that planned field tests by the University of Adelaide on genetically modified wheat and...

Syngenta hails US Duracade maize launch

Syngenta expects more than 4,500 growers in the US to plant just over 250,000 acres (101,000 ha) of its genetically modified insect-resistant Duracade (5222 ) m...

Thai agchem controls on EU-bound fruit much improved

The Thailand authorities and fruit, vegetable and herb handlers have “substantially enhanced” controls on pesticides applied to produce bound for the EU, the Eu...

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...

Redsun agchem sales up 10% in 2013

Chinese company Nanjing Redsun recorded a 9.6% increase in pesticide sales of Yuan 2,985.4 million ($487 million at the current rate) in 2013. Pesticide sales a...

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...