Australia to approve ISK's Mainman insecticide
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha's insecticide, Mainman 500 WG (flonicamid ), for use on apples, cotton, cucurbits and potatoes. The APVMA proposed the registration of flonicamid as a new active ingredient in early 2013 (Agrow No 657, p 16). Flonicamid has been registered since 2005 in Asia, the Americas and Europe under several trade names, including Teppeki, Turbine and Beleaf, for use on fruit, vegetable and arable crops. The proposed approval is open to public comment until October 7th.