EU Parliament confirms deal on ais in water
The European Parliament has confirmed its agreement to proposals to add six agrochemical active ingredients and one non-crop biocide to chemicals that are subject to water pollution controls. The pesticides are: the herbicides, aclonifen and bifenox; the insecticides, cypermethrin and heptachlor; the acaricide, dicofol; and the fungicide, quinoxyfen. The biocide is the insecticide/acaricide, dichlorvos. An informal agreement on the changes was reached between parliamentary representatives and EU member states in April (Agrow No 663, p 14).