DuPont seeks retaining oxamyl in Turkey
DuPont is working with the Turkish authorities to implement revised GAP measures to allow Turkish farmers to continue applying the oxamyl-based nematicide, Vydate, on peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes. “New use rates and recommendations (using GAPs) have been successfully implemented widely in the Mediterranean region,” DuPont says. The product was withdrawn from use on peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers in Turkey earlier this year in order to comply with EU maximum residue limits. The product remains registered in Turkey for use on bananas and onions, DuPont says. The EU re-registered oxamyl in 2006 under certain use conditions covering non-target organisms and operator safety ( Agrow No 491, p 8).