EPA has banned the use of 72 inert chemicals as ingredients in pesticide formulations, acting in response to a decade-old petition from environmental and public health groups who asked the agency to label nearly 400 such ingredients on the packages, and later sued the agency for failing to act. The agency announced Dec. 20 that it is removing the 72 chemicals from its list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide formulations.
A new fact sheet from the Weed Science Society of America dives into the topic of weed seed longevity, as well as how weed seeds travel, when and why they germinate, and ways they can be eliminated. Read moreRead More »
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications released its annual report showcasing the 110-fold increase in adoption rate of biotech crops globally in just 21 years of commercialization. Read moreRead More »