Canada to approve ISK's isofetamid
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha's fungicide, isofetamid, for use on grapevines, lettuces, rapeseed, low-growing berries and turf. The succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor has preventive and curative activity against diseases such as Sclerotinia spp and Botrytis spp. The PMRA proposes to register a 400 g/litre suspension concentrate formulation as a foliar treatment. It is being assessed under a joint review programme with the US EPA, which has scheduled a registration decision for early 2015 (Agrow No 692, p 13). The Canadian approval decision is subject to public comment until October 13th.