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EU decides against re-registration for two ais

The EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has voted not to re-register the herbicides, dichlobenil and propisochlor. Chemtura re-applied for dichlobenil in 2009 ( Agrow No 572, p 8) after the European Commission decided against re-registration in 2008. The active ingredient was phased out in the EU in 2010 as a result of that decision ( Agrow No 554, p 13). Arysta LifeScience resubmitted its application for propisochlor in 2009 after the original EU evaluation identified data gaps ( Agrow No 574, p 14). A phase-out schedule will be issued when the Commission formally adopts the Committee’s decision.


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