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International news in brief – November/December 2018

International news in brief – November/December 2018

| December 7, 2018

Europe’s largest flow-through mesocosm launches in Yorkshire Europe’s first fully flow-through, edge of field waterbody safety assessment facility has been opened by Kevin Hollinrake, UK Member of Parliament for Thirsk and Malton at an event in York, England. The E-Flows mesocosm is a ground-breaking project designed and developed by translational science and research organisation Fera […]

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International news in brief – September/October 2018

International news in brief – September/October 2018

| November 1, 2018

Registration of three new products BASF has started the global registration initiatives for two new herbicide active ingredients. The company submitted the regulatory dossier for Luximo™ herbicide in the European Union (EU) and in Australia and for Tirexor™ herbicide in Australia as well. These steps are important milestones in expanding BASF’s global herbicide portfolio. The […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2018

International news in brief – July/August 2018

| August 14, 2018

Bayer appeals verdict on neonicotinoids Bayer plans to appeal against the recent ruling of the General Court of the European Union in Case T-429/13. The company is concerned that the verdict, announced in May, could have far-reaching consequences for the certainty and predictability of active substance approvals in the European Union (EU). By appealing against […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2018

International news in brief – May/June 2018

| August 10, 2018

World: Bayer acquisition of Monsanto Bayer completed the acquisition of Monsanto on 7th June following the receipt of all the required approvals from regulatory authorities and Bayer is now the sole owner of Monsanto. “The acquisition of Monsanto is a strategic milestone in strengthening our portfolio of leading businesses in health and nutrition. We will […]

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International news in brief – March/April 2018

International news in brief – March/April 2018

| April 20, 2018

DE: Bayer to sell vegetable seeds business Bayer is in exclusive talks with BASF on the sale of its entire vegetable seeds business. On 13 Oct 2017, Bayer had already agreed to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9bn This first package covers Bayer’s global glufosinate-ammonium business and the related LibertyLink technology […]

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International news in brief – January/February 2018

International news in brief – January/February 2018

| February 20, 2018

UK: Drone technology benefits from the use of motion plastics   Effective pest control can often be difficult, especially if surrounding areas must be protected. The FitoStinger drone was developed for this purpose by the Technology & Advances Solutions (TSA) Centre in Spain. It is equipped with an extendable arm, which allows for precise spraying […]

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International news in brief – November/December 2017

International news in brief – November/December 2017

| December 19, 2017

TZ: Biocontrol program manages Fall Armyworm A programme developed by Russell IPM has proven to manage Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Tanzania successfully — reducing damage in winter maize to less than 5% compared to pesticides at 25-30%. The research by TPRI, Arusha, Tanzania was conducted in three regions in Tanzania in winter maize crops […]

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International news in brief – September/October 2017 issue

International news in brief – September/October 2017 issue

| September 22, 2017

UK: Ubiqutek™ launches professional RootWave™ hand-weeder Featured at last year’s October Amenity Conference, Ubiqutek has launched the RootWave Pro, an award winning professional hand-weeder designed to spot weed and treat invasive species. The RootWave Pro zaps weeds with electricity and is presented as an alternative to chemical use. Generating heat directly within the weed ensures […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2017 issue

International news in brief – July/August 2017 issue

| August 29, 2017

Germany: Revolutionizing the use of crop protection products Bayer and the Israeli company Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products using a new approach called “DripByDrip”. Both water and crop protection products are distributed throughout the fields via the drip irrigation system and then delivered directly to the roots of […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

| June 26, 2017

Israel: New sleeping bag reduces dramatically the risk of mosquito bites A new textile sleeping bag sleeve has been launched with the aim to produce an item which can be used in areas where many insects that are vectors of disease are widespread. The new 240cm x 80cm sleeping bag features the use of a […]

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