Exosex CM gets French approval
UK pest control company Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire) has received approval for its pheromone, Exosex CM, in France. It will be launched in the market by China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) subsidiary Makhteshim-Agan Industries (MAI). The two companies agreed a deal in 2009 for MAI to distribute Exosect’s products in seven countries including France ( Agrow No 562, p 1). Exosex CM is for the control of codling moths ( Cydia pomonella) on apples and pears. It is now commercially available in the UK, Belgium, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and France.