US cancels parathion-methyl registrations
The US EPA has issued a cancellation order for the organophosphate insecticide/acaricide, parathion-methyl. The registrants, Cheminova and United Phosphorus, sought the voluntary cancellation of all remaining uses earlier this year ( Agrow No 591, p 18). The companies have agreed to end the sale and distribution of existing stocks of the active ingredient by December 31st 2012, with product distribution to end on August 31st 2013. Product use would be prohibited after December 31st 2013.