US EPA cancels dicofol registration
The US EPA has issued a cancellation order for all remaining registrations of the organochlorine acaricide, dicofol. Makhteshim-Agan Industries (MAI) requested voluntary cancellation of the approvals in June 2011 ( Agrow No 619, p 13). The active ingredient approval was cancelled on December 14th 2011, with end-use registrations remaining until October 31st 2013. Sale of stocks after that date will be prohibited, except for exports. Sale and distribution by parties other than MAI can continue until December 31st 2013, with use of stocks being allowed until October 31st 2016.