Asia’s Rice Crop Shrivels, Food Security Fears Resurface | WP

Western Producer

"SINGAPORE, May 2 (Reuters) – Nearly a decade after a spike in global food prices sent shockwaves around the world, Asia’s top rice producers are suffering from a blistering drought that threatens to cut output and boost prices of a staple for half the world’s population.

World rice production is expected to decline for the first time this year since 2010, as failing rains linked to an El Nino weather pattern cut crop yields in Asia’s rice bowl.

A heat wave is sweeping top rice exporter India, while the No.2 supplier Thailand is facing a second year of drought. Swathes of farmland in Vietnam, the third-biggest supplier, are also parched as irrigation fed by the Mekong river runs dry.

The three account for more than 60 percent of the global rice trade of about 43 million tonnes.

‘As of now we haven’t seen a large price reaction to hot and dry weather because we have had such significant surplus stocks in India and Thailand. But that can’t last forever,’ said James Fell, an economist at the International Grains Council (IGC).

Rice inventories in the three top exporters are set to fall by about a third at the end of 2016 to 19 million tonnes, the biggest year-on-year drop since 2003, according to Reuters calculations based on U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

Any big supply disruption can be extremely sensitive. In 2008, lower Asian rice output due to an El Nino prompted India to ban exports, sending global prices sky-rocketing and causing food riots in Haiti and panic measures in big importers such as the Philippines.

Manila at the time scrambled to crack down on hoarding, ordered troops to supervise subsidised rice sales and asked fast food chains to serve half-portions, as well as urging Vietnam and others to sell the country more rice.

The world has suffered a series of food crises over the past decade involving a range of grains due to adverse weather.

In the case of rice, benchmark Thai prices hit a record around $1,000 a tonne in 2008. Price spikes like this typically also boost demand for other grains such as wheat, widely used for noodles in Asia, and soybeans and corn used for food or feed.

While currently far below 2008 highs, rice earlier this month hit $389.50, the strongest since July and up 13 percent from an eight-year low of $344 in September.

FIRST FALL IN WORLD CROP SEEN FOR 6 YEARS

Bruce Tolentino of the Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute is concerned about Asia’s vulnerability.

‘In general prices are still stable right now. They’re inching up though, and what will drive things over the edge will be a major calamity in one of the major producing countries.’

Although India’s rice output in 2015 was largely stable, extremely hot temperatures are threatening a second crop in eastern regions.

Traders see further price gains by June as India’s next big crop is not due until September and Thailand’s main crop by year end.

The IGC sees a 2016 world harvest of 473 million tonnes, down from 479 million tonnes in 2015 and the first decline in six years.

MEKONG DELTA

Thailand’s last main crop was only about half of the peak production a few years ago and the USDA has forecast output will drop by more than a fifth to 15.8 million tonnes this year.

‘The government has been asking farmers not to plant rice as there is little water in the reservoirs after two years of drought,’ said one Bangkok-based trader.

In Vietnam, output could fall 1.5 percent this year to 44.5 million tonnes, while exports would be 8.7 million tonnes, steady on a previous projection, the government said.

As much as 240,000 hectares (593,000 acres) of paddy have been destroyed by drought and salination in the central area and southern Mekong Delta region, it said.

A Singapore-based trader said that while the annual decline appeared modest Vietnam’s latest harvest ‘is 5 to 6 percent lower than last year.’

Thailand and Vietnam harvest three crops a year.

IMPORTERS ALSO SUFFER

Some Asian countries are already looking to raise imports.

Indonesia is expected to see 2016 purchases jump by more than 60 percent to two million tonnes from a few years ago.

China, the world’s top importer, taking about 5 million tonnes annually, is expected to continue this buying pace. IGC has forecast China’s 2016 production will fall short of consumption for a third consecutive year.

The Philippines had the lowest stocks since October in March despite importing 750,000 tonnes and its procurement agency has standby authority to ship an additional 500,000 tonnes.

‘Although El Nino has entered its weakening stage, the risk of higher food prices remains given the onset of the summer season,’ said Philippine Economic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra"

Source: Asia’s Rice Crop Shrivels, Food Security Fears Resurface | WP


CA Gov -Talk About Ratifying a Europe Trade Deal | Better Farming

BetterFarming

Farm groups are giving conflicting advice

by SUSAN MANN

"As the Canadian government prepares to begin debating the merits of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, farm groups are at odds on how to handle the deal.

On the one hand, the National Farmers Union is telling federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and other federal officials to scrap the deal.

Another group, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, says there’s tremendous value in the deal for Canadian beef producers if certain technical details can be worked out. The most significant unresolved matter is the European Union hasn’t yet approved all of the procedures Canadian beef production uses to ensure “maximum food safety for consumers,” the cattlemen’s association says in an April 21 news release.

Once the deal is implemented it will remove a prohibitively high tariff for nearly 65,000 tonnes of Canadian beef annually, the release says.

During the past few years, Canadian beef producers have been shipping just 600 tonnes to about 1,000 tonnes of beef annually to Europe.

The tariffs are different depending on the cut of meat, says John Masswohl, cattlemen’s association director of government and international relations. The highest tariff, which is applied to fresh beef, is about 3,000 euros per tonne (equivalent to three euros a kilogram or C $4.50 per kg) plus 12.5 per cent of the value of the shipment.

Removing the tariff would mean Canadian beef exports could grow to $600 million a year from the current level of $6 million to $10 million a year.

Masswohl says Canadian beef access to the European market will be phased in over five years, once the deal is implemented. Growing the beef exports to a $600 million a year level will take some time.

“We have to raise the cattle according to European standards,” he explains.

For beef exports to Europe, Canadian production facilities must be certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as not using growth-enhancing hormones.

Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Diana Khaddaj says by email the translation and review of the agreement’s text into French and the 21 other European languages will be done in the “coming weeks.” Once that’s done, the domestic ratification process can begin.

Canada and the European Union are committed to having the deal signed this year and implemented next year, she says.

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland visited Berlin (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium) in April to promote the trade agreement’s benefits. In Brussels, she issued a joint statement with her European counterpart, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, reaffirming that implementing the agreement is a top priority for both Canada and Europe.

With Canadian government officials travelling to various international agricultural ministers’ meetings and talking to European agricultural ministers at those gatherings, Masswohl says, “we see this as a whole coordinated strategy now. CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is definitely moving” and could be signed in the fall.

“Signing it triggers the ratification process by the parliaments on both sides,” he explains.

Once the Canadian parliament has a bill to implement CETA, “they will hold hearings,” Masswohl says.

The National Farmers Union says one of the big losers from the deal’s implementation will be young dairy farmers.

In an April 13 letter to MacAulay, the farmers union says the 17,700 tonnes of high value cheese, the previous Conservative government agreed to allow into Canada as part of the deal, would mean a loss of 177,000 tonnes, or 177 million litres of Canadian milk production annually.

That quantity would be enough to support about 400 young farmers, each with a 50-cow dairy herd.

European farmers in several countries, such as England, France, Belgium, Hungary and Germany, held rallies this spring protesting against the European agricultural policy that removed their quotas, union president Jan Slomp says in the letter. Farmers in Europe want a return to mandatory quotas, which ended about a year ago.

Without the quotas, milk production in Europe rapidly increased, resulting in a market glut and price crash, Slomp says.

“Ratifying CETA would mean Canadian consumers would be implicated in the unfair treatment of European farmers, and deny young Canadian future farmers their chance to enter Canada’s dairy sector,” Slomp says.

In a telephone interview, Slomp says they sent the letter to MacAulay now because “it feels like” the Canadian government is preparing to start talking about ratifying the trade deal.

For its part, Dairy Farmers of Canada is optimistic there will be compensation for Canadian farmers.

“We haven’t been contacted to have specific discussions on the compensation package for CETA,” says Isabelle Bouchard, Dairy Farmers communications and government relations director.

However, a news report in April, quoted Freeland as saying there will be compensation if the deal is signed, she says. “We’re optimistic that we are going to have a conversation soon with the government on the compensation package.”

Dairy Farmers isn’t calling on the government to reject the deal. “What we’re saying is if any trade deal is to be signed and dairy is part of the deal, there needs to be compensation,” Bouchard says.

About the National Farmers Union numbers, Bouchard says they are accurate as they apply to a 50-cow herd, however the average herd size in Canada is slightly less than 80 cows.

Slomp says the 50-cow herd number was used as that’s the average herd size in Quebec. BF"

Source: CA Gov -Talk About Ratifying a Europe Trade Deal | Better Farming


EPA’s Glyphosate Cancer Finding Not Ready for Primetime MA | Politico

Morning Agriculture POLITICO

With help from Ian Kullgren, Catherine Boudreau and Helena Bottemiller Evich

"EPA’S GLYPHOSATE CANCER FINDING NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME: The EPA has made a preliminary finding that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans — but the agency isn’t ready to go public yet. The EPA briefly posted to the regulatory docket Monday and then pulled down an October 2015 final report from its Cancer Assessment Review Committee, which is made of up of staff, that concluded glyphosate is ‘not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.’ The committee said evidence from existing epidemiological studies and tests of lab animals doesn’t meet the bar for classifying the chemical as a carcinogen.

While the document is labeled as a final report, an agency spokesman said the review of glyphosate isn’t ready.

‘Documents on glyphosate that are still in development were taken down from the agency’s docket because our assessment is still ongoing and not final,’ said Nick Conger, a spokesman. ‘EPA has not completed our cancer review. We will continue to look at the work of other governments as well as work by HHS’s Agricultural Health Study as we move to make a decision on glyphosate. Our assessment will be peer reviewed and completed by end of 2016.’ Pros can see the report here.

The findings come amid a broad-scale attack on the herbicide. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a panel of the World Health Organization, last year declared that glyphosate is a carcinogen based on its hazard assessment. Monsanto, which developed the pesticide, and other companies quickly cried foul, arguing that the IARC’s assessment was overly precautionary and failed to look at exposures and therefore overstated the potential risks from the chemical. But environmentalists in both Europe and the United States have used those findings to push for tighter controls on the pesticide. At least in Europe they have been successful. The European Parliament is pushing for glyphosate’s approval to be extended for just seven years instead of the standard 14 years, while the European Commission is considering pushing for just 10."

Source: EPA’s Glyphosate Cancer Finding Not Ready for Primetime MA | Politico


Field Crop Report – ON – APRIL 27th, 2016

Field Crop News – OMAFRA Field Crop Team

"Winter Wheat: The majority of winter wheat has received nitrogen (N) applications. Farmers are including sulphur with the N application, because of lower atmospheric deposition of sulphur across the province in recent years. Much of the winter wheat across the province is at high risk for lodging because of high tiller densities.

At this stage, lodging risk is managed the most effectively by adjusting N rates and timing.  Other research has shown increased lodging in canopies with leaf and stem diseases.  Therefore, an early fungicide application (at or before the onset of disease) may improve standabilty if leaf and stem diseases can be controlled.

Currently, the developmental stage for most of the winter wheat crop is between Zadoks 25 to 32 and as such many farmers will turn their attention to integrated pest management activities.  There have been reports of tan spot and powdery mildew found in fields so scouting for these and other diseases such as rust will be very important.

Rust overwintered in Kentucky (further north than normal) and spores are expected to reach Ontario earlier than normal with south winds. Fungicide applications are good at preventing rust damage, but not as effective at protecting the plant from damage once infected.

The yield impact to fungicides applied at various growth stages will depend on crop management such as nitrogen rate, environmental conditions and disease pressure. The Figure below provides an overview of average yield responses to fungicide application timings and N rates across multiple fields and varieties. Yield responses to fungicide were at least 50% greater than those in the Figure on susceptible varieties and environments favorable for disease.

Winter Wheat ON Fungicide  Fert 20160504


Corn: Planting started with a few larger growers as early as the week of April 11–15th but most growers have not been eager to seed large acreages yet. Although there were fields fit for planting by the weekend of the 23rd in many areas, the colder temperatures slowed planting enthusiasm.

It’s expected that once things dry up after the rain event on April 26th that corn planting will begin in earnest.  There is some interest in inter-seeding annual ryegrass into corn. Herbicide selection is an important consideration for making this work as some herbicides will significantly reduce establishment of the annual ryegrass cover crop.

Preliminary research out of Quebec and by Dr. Darren Robinson (University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus) has indicated that Converge XT, Engarde and the 292 mL/ac rate of Integrity are the safest options when inter-seeding annual ryegrass.


Soybean: No significant amount of planting has occurred yet. If farmers are growing Identity Preserved soybeans this season, make sure to check with the entity that you have a contract with to identify any pesticide restrictions.  For some new herbicides, ‘maximum residue levels’ (MRL’s) may not have been established in the country where they will be exported to and therefore cannot be applied to the crop."

Diseas pictures…

Source: Field Crop Report – ON – APRIL 27th, 2016


Liberals Agree to Dairy Compensation | WP

Western Producer

"Dairy Farmers of Canada say they are relieved the Liberal government will compensate them for losses when more European products are allowed to enter Canada under a free trade deal.

The government had not agreed to honour an Oct. 5 commitment by the previous Conservative government to mitigate for losses under both the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Europe and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, causing industry-wide concern.

Agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay and international trade minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement May 2 saying they would meet with the industry within 30 days to find out how it wants to be compensated for CETA alone. It is expected to take effect in 2017.

CETA, when ratified, would allow an additional 17,700 tonnes of European cheese into Canada. DFC has estimated that would cause losses of between $110 and $150 million per year in revenue.

‘An appropriate mitigation package is necessary for the Canadian dairy industry,’ the ministers’ statement said. ‘Our conversations will address, among other issues, transition support for producers and processors, as well as proposed program and investment options.’

The previous Conservative government had announced a $4.3-billion package intended to compensate supply-managed farmers for both CETA and TPP.

Wally Smith, DFC president, said in a posting on the association website that dairy farmers welcome the opportunity to ‘make adjustments to the package that was announced on Oct. 5.’

He said the package should include a funding program to attract new investments and increase processing capacity.

‘Processors in Canada need investments in order to help increase their capacity to compete in the post-CETA market,’ he said. ‘The time to make those investments is before the implementation of the deal.’

He also said the negotiations should result in a model that could be used for TPP compensation.

The government has said ratifying CETA is a priority; TPP ratification is less certain.

Contact karen.briere@producer.com

Source: Liberals Agree to Dairy Compensation | WP


Artificial Evolution to Combat Insect Pesticide Resistance | AgroNews

Agronews

If you garden, you probably know that insects like to eat your fruits and vegetables before you do. Farmers know that too, and one way they address the wily insect pests is by engineering plants to make insecticidal proteins called Bt toxins, derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. Billions of dollars’ worth of Bt toxin-producing crops are protected from insect destruction each year.
 
But increasing numbers of insects have evolved resistance to Bt toxins, threatening these agricultural gains. Researchers have now devised an innovative countermeasure that could complement other strategies for combatting insect resistance.
 
David R. Liu of Harvard University and coworkers at Harvard, Cornell University, and the agrochemical firm Monsanto demonstrated the approach on a Bt toxin called Cry1Ac, which is active against some of the most important insect pests and therefore widely used across the globe. Cry1Ac and other Bt toxins bind to specific protein receptors on the surface of insect gut cells. The interaction causes pores to form in the cell membranes, leading to cell death and, ultimately, insect death. In resistant insects, the receptors are mutated, poorly expressed, or missing, rendering the toxins useless.
 
So the research team used phage-assisted continuous evolution (PACE), a system Liu’s group developed earlier, to create a modified Bt toxin to which insects are not yet resistant. The researchers pinpointed evolved toxins that bind with high affinity to a different insect gut receptor protein than those Cry1Ac normally hits in cabbage looper, a caterpillar pest (Nature 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nature17938).
 
The evolved toxins kill a Cry1Ac-resistant cabbage looper up to 335 times as potently as Cry1Ac does and nearly as effectively as conventional Bt toxins kill nonresistant insects. Although insects could develop resistance to the evolved toxins, PACE works quickly enough that scientists could evolve multiple versions of the new toxins and use them individually or in combination to extend the strategy’s effectiveness.
 
Bt toxin expert Alejandra Bravo of the National Autonomous University of Mexico comments that developing toxins that recognize alternative receptors is a novel idea that could turn out to represent ‘a breakthrough’ in the field.
 
Insect resistance specialist Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona agrees that the approach is ‘innovative’ but notes that ‘it remains to be seen if the method can be applied to resistant insects other than the single strain of cabbage looper tested in the study.’”

Source: Artificial Evolution to Combat Insect Pesticide Resistance | AgroNews


Belchim Crop Protection Acquires Jade SARL | AgroNews

Agronews

Belchim Crop Protection NV, Londerzeel, Belgium acquires the French company Jade SARL, subsidiary of the group Alidad Invest.  Jade is based in Mérignac, France and holds several registrations of products based on nonanoic acid, tradenamed Beloukha, Katoun, Katoun Gold and Enclean. The deal will be signed on April 29th 2016.
 
The takeover by Belchim will enable Jade to speed up its international development and more specifically the international roll-out of the product portfolio.
 
Dirk Putteman, CEO of Belchim Crop Protection: ‘This acquisition strengthens our position in the development of innovative products.  We’re eager to grasp opportunities that can lead to new solutions for the market, in the framework of the latest environmental and regulatory requirements.’ 
 
Belchim Crop Protection invests in products for a sustainable agriculture to build a portfolio adapted to the evolution of the market.  The specialty products of Jade will help to complete the product portfolio of Belchim and strengthen its global market approach.”

Source: Belchim Crop Protection Acquires Jade SARL | AgroNews


BrettYoung Seeds Completed Acquisition of Plant Science | AgroNews

Agronews

Brett-Young Seeds Limited announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plant Science Inc. of Gormley, Ontario, Canada.
 
The combination of Plant Science’s innovation-driven fertilizer and control products business with BrettYoung represents another important step in BrettYoung’s plan to bring its customer-centered, solutions-based model to Ontario golf, turf and reclamation markets. This investment builds on BrettYoung’s 2015 acquisition of Master’s Turf Supply Ltd. and its recent investment in new warehousing and logistics facilities in Clifford, Ontario.
 
‘We’re excited about what this means for our ability to better serve the needs of our customers in Ontario and beyond.  It is another indication of our commitment to enabling our customers’ success’ says Travis Unger, Vice President for BrettYoung’s Professional Turf and Reclamation business unit.
 
Rob Field, President of Plant Science, adds ‘The combined team from our two companies operating as one, with our collective portfolio of innovative solutions and a shared philosophy of building meaningful relationships with decision makers, represents an exciting opportunity for our customers.’
 
For the next several months both Plant Science and BrettYoung will continue to operate as they have in past and customers are invited to rely on their current sales representative to deliver the same outstanding products and service as previously.”

Source: BrettYoung Seeds Completed Acquisition of Plant Science | AgroNews


EPA Takes Offline Report That Says Glyphosate Not Likely Carcinogenic | Reuters

Reuters

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday pulled a report offline that concluded glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, saying the document was inadvertently published and the agency had not finished its review of the chemical, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicides.

The 86-page report, seen by Reuters and published on Friday on the regulations.gov website that the EPA manages, was from the EPA’s cancer assessment review committee (CARC). It found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s mostly widely used weedkiller, was ‘not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.’

The EPA took down the report and other documents on Monday afternoon, saying it did so ‘because our assessment is not final,’ in an emailed statement to Reuters. The agency said the documents were ‘preliminary’ and that they were published ‘inadvertently.’

But a covering memo that was part of the documents seen by Reuters described the report as the committee’s ‘final Cancer Assessment Document.’ ‘FINAL’ was printed on each page of the report, which was dated Oct. 1, 2015.

The EPA declined to comment on whether the report, or the 13 other documents that were also published and subsequently taken down on Monday, indicate whether the agency ultimately will conclude that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.

Glyphosate has been the subject of controversy over whether it is cancer-causing. Last year, the World Health Organization’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’

Other government authorities have issued a variety of opinions on glyphosate. The European Food Safety Authority last November said glyphosate was ‘unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans.’

MONSANTO: REPORT ‘CLEARLY LABELED’

Monsanto Co, whose Roundup herbicide line uses glyphosate as a key active ingredient, responded to the EPA’s document, saying in a statement on Monday that the agency had issued an ‘official classification’ that glyphosate was not likely to be carcinogenic.

Monsanto said the document was ‘clearly labeled and signed as the final report of EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee,’ in an email to Reuters on Monday after the documents had been removed.

The EPA said its documents are part of its broader registration review, which began in 2009, of glyphosate and its potential human health and environmental risks.

‘EPA has not completed our cancer review,’ the EPA told Reuters in a statement. ‘We will look at the work of other governments as well as work by (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’) Agricultural Health Study as we move to make a decision on glyphosate.’

The EPA said its assessment will be peer reviewed and completed by the end of 2016.

A reporter with Bloomberg BNA, a subsidiary of Bloomberg, had posted a link to the documents on Twitter on Monday morning. The EPA documents, while available, sparked strong reactions from critics of the world’s most widely used weed killer.

‘All they’re doing is reviewing studies that are funded by the industry,’ said Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental and public health advocacy group.

In addition to the cancer assessment report, the documents that the EPA removed included summaries of three 2015 meetings between EPA officials and Monsanto; preliminary ecological risk assessments of glyphosate on milkweed, which is key to the health of monarch butterflies; a report discussing possible label amendments to two of Monsanto’s Roundup products when used on oilseeds, fruit and other crops; and a six-slide Monsanto presentation to the EPA officials.“”

(Reporting by P.J. Huffstutter; Editing by Jo Winterbottom and Leslie Adler)

Source: EPA Takes Offline Report That Says Glyphosate Not Likely Carcinogenic | Reuters


EPA Updated Pesticide Registration Review Schedule | AgroNews

Agronews

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an updated schedule for the Pesticide Registration Review program, covering planned draft risk assessments, proposed interim decisions, and interim decisions for antimicrobials, biopesticides and conventional chemicals through the end of the 2016 fiscal year.

Below is a schedule of the status of different pesticides undergoing the registration review process. This schedule is subject to change based on shifting priorities and is intended to be a rough timeline. The schedule will be updated regularly to reflect any timeline changes, and to include anticipated deliverables for later dates.

Draft Risk Assessments

FY16 Quarter 3

  • 2,4-D salts and esters
  • Atrazine
  • Carfentrazone-ethyl
  • Chlorethoxyfos
  • Copper salts
  • Cymoxanil
  • Diazinon
  • Kresoxim-Methyl
  • Linuron
  • Malathion
  • Mineral Acids
  • Propazine
  • Simazine
  • Spinosad/Spinetoram

FY16 Quarter 4

  • Acephate
  • Cyclanilide
  • Cyprodinil
  • Dichlobenil
  • Dimethomorph
  • Etofenprox
  • Fenpropathrin
  • Flumethrin
  • Glycolic acid and salts
  • Imiprothrin
  • Mepiquat chloride
  • Metalaxyl/mefenoxam
  • MGK–264
  • Momfluorothrin
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Phenothrin (Sumithrin)
  • Phosmet
  • Prallethrin
  • Pyrethrins
  • Tau-fluvalinate
  • Tefluthrin
  • Tetramethrin

Proposed Interim Decisions / Interim Decisions

FY16 Quarter 3

  • Antimycin-A
  • Clethodim
  • Flufenacet
  • Flurprimidol
  • Fosamine ammonium
  • Glufosinate
  • Hexazinone
  • Lithium hypochlorite
  • Methoxyfenozide
  • Sucrose octanoate
  • Sulfonylurea (SU) herbicides
       – Bensulfuron-methyl
       – Chlorimuron-ethyl
       – Chlorsulfuron
       – Flazasulfuron
       – Foramsulfuron
       – Halosulfuron-methyl
       – Imazosulfuron
       – Iodosulfuron-methyl-Na
       – Mesosulfuron-methyl
       – Metsulfuron-methyl
       – Nicosulfuron
       – Orthosulfamuron
       – Primisulfuron-methyl
       – Prosulfuron
       – Rimsulfuron
       – Sulfometuron-methyl
       – Sulfosulfuron
       – Thifensulfuron-methyl
       – Triasulfuron
       – Tribenuron-methyl
       – Trifloxysulfuron-Na
       – Triflusulfuron-methyl
  • Tebufenozide

FY16 Quarter 4
* Azoxystrobin
* Boric Acid
* Diquat Dibromide
* Ethephon
* Hymexazol

Interim Decisions / Decisions

FY16 Quarter 3
* Alpha-chlorohydrin
* Chlorfenapyr
* Cyanamide

FY16 Quarter 4
* 2-(Decylthio)ethanamine hydrochloride (DTEA-HCl)
* Aliphatic alcohols, C1-C5
* Bentazon
* Propoxur
* Propoxycarbazone
* Sodium Acifluorofen
* Thidiazuron"

Source: EPA Updated Pesticide Registration Review Schedule | AgroNews