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Four biocides gain EU approval

EU biocide approval has been granted to four non-crop pesticides: decanoic acid for use in the product groups, insecticides/acaricides and repellents/attractants; octanoic acid and S-methoprene as insecticides/acaricides; and bis(N-cyclohexyl-diazenium-dioxy)-copper (Cu-HDO) as a wood preservative. The ten-year approvals were cleared by the EU regulatory committee in January (Agrow No 681, p 7). They are effective from September 1st 2015 to allow time for regulators and companies to adapt to the conditions imposed.



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