EU copper approval extended to 2018
The European Commission has confirmed that the expiry date for the EU approval of the fungicides/bactericides, copper compounds, has been extended to January 31st 2018. The original expiry date was November 30th 2016, but more time is needed for EU procedures for renewing registrations (Agrow No 680, p 10). The extension will be cancelled if a decision is made against renewal, the Commission notes. The approval covers copper hydroxide, copper oxychloride, copper oxide, Bordeaux mixture and tribasic copper sulfate.