EU approval for penflufen
The European Commission has granted full EU approval to Bayer CropScience's new fungicidal potato seed treatment, penflufen. The active ingredient will be added to the list of approved ais in the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009) on February 1st 2014. Use is limited to one application every third year on the same field. The Commission went ahead with its own decision on approval after EU member states were unable to reach a qualified majority vote in favour of or against its proposal (Agrow No 675, p 7).