Australia to approve Kureha's ipconazole
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has recommended the approval of Japanese company Kureha’s triazole fungicide, ipconazole, as a new active ingredient. The fungicide is intended for use as a seed treatment on rice, wheat, barley and oats for the control of a range of diseases. Kureha and Chemtura agreed a global deal on the development of ipconazole-based seed treatments in 2007 ( Agrow No 512, p 1). The APVMA decision is subject to a 28-day public comment period from February 16th.