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AgroNews Daily Alert September 11, 2013
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Markets

Brazilian Parana farmers to increase soy acreage 4%, reduce corn 19%

Farmers in southern Brazil are looking at the price ratios between soybeans and corn and deciding to plant more soybeans and less corn. According to the State Secretary of Agriculture in the state of Parana (Deral), farmers in the state are expected to increase their soybean acreage by 4% to 4.85 million hectares....

 
Products

Brazil OKs DuPont's Premio® insecticide against Helicoverpasp

Brazil OKs DuPont's Premio® insecticide against HelicoverpaspDuPont Brazil recently announced that its Premio®insecticide has received approval for emergency use to control Helicoverpa and Spodoptera speridania caterpillars, among others, in both cotton and soybeans crops....

 

Australia New Zealand modifies MRLs for 4 pesticides

The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand announced the MRLs modifications of 4 pesticides in the blueberries and raspberries on Sep 5, 2013. They are: azoxystrobin, bifenthrin, fenhexamid, fludioxonil....

 

Australia approved 7 ais registrations (Gazette No. 18)

Australia approved 7 ais registrations (Gazette No. 18)The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) announced to approve the registration of 5 active ingredients on Sep 10, 2013, including 3 herbicides,2 fungicide,1 insecticide and 1 fumigant....

 
Companies

Monsanto releases VT PRO MAX™ RIB technology against corn pests in Brazil

Monsanto has released a new VT PRO MAX™ RIB technology for 2013/2014 season in Brazil to protect corn crops against the main caterpillars responsible for the decrease in productivity in recent seasons....

 

Bayer CropScience adds three new HBK soybean seed varieties for 2014 in US

Bayer CropScience continues to expand its soybean lineup with the addition of three new HBK® Seed varieties – HBK LL4653, HBK LL4953 and HBK RY7523 – for 2014 in US....

 

DuPont Pioneer to double Zimbabwe seed production

DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe (DPZ) plans to double its seed production to 24000 tonnes per annum in the next five years....

 

China's Hebang to step into glyphosate business

China's Hebang to step into glyphosate businessOn 10 September, Chinese company Hebang announced that it would invest Yuan 501 million to build a glyphosate production facility with an annual capacity of 50000 tons. So far the production technology and equipment procurement have been completed, and the construction will take 1 year....

 
Regulations

ECHA consults on CLH for herbicide flumioxazin

ECHA is seeking comments on new proposal for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) for herbicide flumioxazin. The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on 21 October 2013....

 
Viewpoints

US GAO questioned US EPA pesticide approvals

The US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is giving the green light to some pesticides without enough data to prove they are safe, a report for Congress warns....

 
 
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