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EU approval for seven new ais

The European Commission has confirmed full EU approval, with effect from July 1st, for seven new active ingredients. The ais are: the fungicides, Nissan Chemical's amisulbrom and Belchim's valifenalate (developed by Isagro); Bayer CropScience's herbicide, thiencarbazone-methyl; the insecticides, Sumitomo Chemical's pyridalyl and Dow AgroSciences' spinetoram; and the plant growth regulators, DormFresh's 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene and Sumitomo's S-abscisic acid. The process has taken between three and eight years (Agrow No 680, p 6).



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