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High levels of Septoria found in wheat plant samples

Independent rapid diagnostic tests of wheat plants have highlighted significant levels of Septoria in crops as European growers prepare their T2 fungicide applications. In the UK in particular, the warm weather, heavy dews and rain showers...

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Upcoming changes to REACH information requirements

The European Commission has revised certain information requirements for registering chemicals under REACH. Companies should start to prepare as the changes will begin to apply in October 2022. ECHA will publish further advice later this year....

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Core strength can help improve the health of dogs and avoid knee injuries

Agility dogs lacking core strength from routine physical exercise are more susceptible to one of the most common canine knee injuries, a cranial cruciate ligament rupture, which is similar to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear...

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Impact of the Sustainability Strategy on the European biocide industry

A stark warning by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) that the sector could lose 12% of its substance portfolio by 2040. In their published report, Cefic define the main factors as the extension of the...

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Multi-site Fungicide Provides Reliable Return on Investment

Field trials carried out in the UK between 2018 and 2021 have shown that the inclusion of a multi-site fungicide in spring spray programmes contributes to yield improvements of up to 0.6 t/ha in winter sown...

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New Guideline Reduces Animal Testing and Protects From Allergies Caused by Chemicals

ECHA has published advice to registrants on how to reliably combine different sources of alternative data when assessing skin sensitisation of chemicals. This reduces the need to test on animals, while protecting people from allergies. The...

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Antibiotic Sales and Usage Figures in the Livestock Sector Show Encouraging Progress

The latest VARSS and RUMA Targets Task Force 2 reports capture steady progress in stewarding responsible antibiotic sale and use across the UK livestock sector. The UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) Report 2020 shows an...

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Assessing the Endocrine Disrupting Potential of active substances

In November 2021, the UK Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) held a seminar on the endocrine disruption (ED) assessment of pesticidal and biocidal substances attended by myself: LKC’s Scientist Kelvin Ramirez. We learned how to build an...

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Glyphosate – EFSA and ECHA Launch Consultations

Parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate have been launched by EFSA and ECHA. EFSA is gathering feedback on the renewal assessment report, while ECHA’s consultation is on the harmonized classification and labelling report....

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ECHA Application for Authorisation Updated

Companies applying for authorisation to use substances of very high concern will find the process is now more efficient and the documents more coherent thanks to the updated format recently published by ECHA. The revision was...

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Latest Regulatory News

Aug-2022

Crop Protection > News

High levels of Septoria found in wheat plant samples

Independent rapid diagnostic tests of wheat plants have highlighted significant levels of Septoria in crops as European growers prepare their T2 fungicide applications. In the...

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Jul-2022

Chemicals and REACH > News

Upcoming changes to REACH information requirements

The European Commission has revised certain information requirements for registering chemicals under REACH. Companies should start to prepare as the changes will begin to apply...

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