First EU Annex I renewals confirmed
The European Commission has confirmed the first renewals of approvals for active ingredients in Annex I of the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414). The four ais are: the fungicides, azoxystrobin and imazalil; the herbicide, azimsulfuron; and the plant growth regulator, prohexadione-calcium. For azoxystrobin, imazalil and azimsulfuron, additional risk mitigation conditions have been added, including requirements for the notifying companies to submit further data by October 31st 2012. Proposals to renew the ten-year approvals were cleared in July by the EU regulatory committee ( Agrow No 596, p 7).