US extends fenamiphos phase-out
The US EPA has extended the phase-out of Bayer CropScience’s nematicide, Nemacur (fenamiphos). The move follows a request from the Hawaiian pineapple grower, Maui Pineapple, to allow more time to distribute existing stocks ( Agrow No 620, p 12). The EPA will allow sale and distribution by persons other than the registrant until October 5th 2012. The use of existing stocks will be allowed until October 6th 2014. Bayer voluntarily cancelled fenamiphos registrations with effect from May 31st 2007.