• Biostimulant includes diverse substances and microorganisms that are utilized for plant enhancement or stimulate natural processes to benefit nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress, and/or crop quality apart from its “nutrient content”. Although the term “biostimulant”More...

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  • As a preliminary and essential step in registering a pesticide finished product in China, the applicant should obtain the field trial approval from the MoA. Efficacy and residue studies can be then performed in accordance with full registration requirements. The MoA Order 10 “Data Requirement onMore...

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  • It has been more than 2 years since Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) applied on 1st September 2013. In 2016, legal deadlines of several articles are approaching, including the notification of 'in situ generated' biocidal active substances, treated article and UnionMore...

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  • The US is the world’s agricultural superpower and therefore takes the safe use of pesticides and supervision & administration of pesticides registration very seriously. It set up EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) in 1970 to safeguard the environment and human health. EPA isMore...

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  • Although Indonesia is one of the world’s major agricultural countries, in terms of its domestic capacities it lacks many of the basic agricultural inputs particularly in its indigenous pesticide industry. Indonesia’s pesticide industry is highly dependent on importation. In 2012 Indonesia’sMore...

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  • The GLP principle was initially proposed by the US FDA, to ensure the accuracy, reliability and the traceability of test data. The US EPA subsequently implemented the GLP rules within its registration management of pesticide and chemicals. In 1978, the Organization for Economic Co-operation andMore...

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  • Currently the most important regulation on non-agricultural pesticides in Taiwan is the Environmental Agents Control Act (Taiwan EACA), which was updated by Presidential Order on 27 January 2006. The EACA stipulates that chemical agents or microbial preparations used for environmental sanitationMore...

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  • In the United States, the overarching regulation on pesticide management is the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act(FIFRA), which specifies the definition of a pesticide as: any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pestMore...

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  • In 2013 China produced 3.19 million tons of pesticide, continuing the impressive growth the industry has witnessed over the last five years. Import volumes have also grown over the past 5 years, which have diluted profit margins for domestic interests and greatly increased competition. (SeeMore...

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  • In June 2014 the price of Chinese produced glyphosate was CNY 30,000 per ton which represented a significant decrease from April’s values which were on average 36,000 and was a mere shadow of the heights witnessed during 2013’s glyphosate rush. It would be reasonable to point the finger at poorMore...

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