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EPA expands fungicide’s crop and disease uses

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide from Sym-Agro, Visalia, California. ProBlad is now registered for use on cane berries, herbs, coffee, leafy greens and Brassica... more »

EPA approves biopesticide KitoGreen

KitoZyme has been granted approval for its KitoGreen products by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency as biopesticides for multiple applications and crops. KitoGreen is a unique technology that has been developed by KitoZyme to offer... more »

US House rolls back pesticide restrictions

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 24 approved bipartisan legislation to eliminate "an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the approved use of pesticides." According to a news release, H.R.... more »

EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order denying a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in U.S. agriculture. “We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American... more »

Bio Huma Netics R&D director appointed to EPA committee

Rita Abi-Ghanem, Ph.D., senior director of research and development at Bio Huma Netics (BHN), has been appointed to a 2-year term to serve as a member of the Agricultural Science Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies submits first biopesticide to EPA

Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has submitted its biopesticide BVT-CR7 for registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In order to comply with submission requirements, BVT-CR7 underwent eight months of toxicology tests by certified laboratories in... more »

Felsot to serve as ESA’s EPA-OPP expert liaison

Allan Felsot, a professor and extension specialist at Washington State University, has been selected to serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and liaison with the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA-OPP). ... more »

EPA moves to cancel flubendiamide insecticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience and Nichino America flubendiamide products that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates that are important to the health of aquatic environments. Required studies showed... more »

Bayer refuses EPA’s request to cancel use of flubendiamide

Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced it has refused a request by the EPA to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States and instead will seek a review of the product’s... more »

Dow AgroSciences receives EPA registration for Resicore

The EPA has approved the registration of Dow AgroSciences' Resicore herbicide, which will be available to growers for the 2016 growing season. Resicore gives corn growers a new way to eliminate herbicide-resistant weeds and protect yield... more »

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