Myclobutanil added to EU Annex I
The European Commission has confirmed EU re-registration for the fungicide, myclobutanil, which will be added to Annex I of the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414) on June 1st 2011 . The active ingredient was cleared by the EU regulatory committee late last year, following a resubmission of the application by Dow AgroSciences ( Agrow No 606, p 12). EU member states have until May 31st 2015 to re-register myclobutanil-based products. They must impose appropriate risk mitigation conditions to ensure the protection of operators. In addition, the company must supply confirmatory data by January 31st 2013 on residues of the ai and its metabolites.