Fenbutatin oxide phase-out dates set for EU
EU member states have been instructed to withdraw approvals of products containing the acaricide, fenbutatin oxide, by December 2nd 2014. A further year may be allowed to use up existing stocks. The decision to withdraw EU approval for the active ingredient was taken earlier this year (Agrow No 686, p 7). Its continued registration was dependent on the submission of more data, but the notifier, BASF, informed the authorities that it did not intend to submit further information to support the ai.