US EPA to OK BASF's Xemium for turf
The US EPA has proposed the US approval of BASF's fungicide, fluxapyroxad (trade-marked as Xemium), for use on turf in residential and other settings. Xzemplar (fluxapyroxad 26.6%) and Lexicon (fluxapyroxad 14.3% + pyraclostrobin 28.6%) would be the first fluxapyroxad-based products for use on turf. BASF received US approval for the fluxapyroxad-based products, Merivon and Priaxor, for use on a range of crops in 2012 (Agrow No 640, p 21). The latest decision is open to public comment until October 26th.