EU assessment of new fungicide ais progresses
The UK is carrying out a detailed evaluation of two new fungicide active ingredients, following the European Commission’s recognition that their application dossiers are complete. The Commission confirmed the completeness decision reached by the EU regulatory committee on BASF’s fluxapyroxad and Bayer CropScience’s penflufen ( Agrow No 602, p 13). The fungicides are for use on a wide range of crops. Both companies submitted their EU approval applications to the UK, as rapporteur member state, in December 2009. The UK has until December 2011 to submit its conclusions on the ais to the Commission.