EU recognises complete application for pyriofenone
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s (ISK) application for EU approval of the fungicide, pyrriofenone, has been recognised as complete by the European Commission. This is an early stage in the EU registration process. The UK, as rapporteur member state, has until December 31st 2011 to complete the detailed assessment of the active ingredient. ISK submitted its application last March and has also applied for approval in Japan and the US ( Agrow No 597, p 11). Pyriofenone is for use against powdery mildew on cereals, grapevines and vegetables.