US EPA schedules new ai decisions for fiscal 2014
The US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has scheduled its first registration decisions for new active ingredients in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30th). It aims to decide on an application from BASF to register Japanese company Otsuka’s acaricide, cyflumetofen, for use on tomatoes, strawberries, grapevines, pome and citrus fruit, and tree nuts in the second quarter of fiscal 2014. The application is subject to a global review. Cyflumetofen was recently launched in the Netherlands following its approval in the EU. It has been introduced by Mitsui & Co’s distribution company, Certis Europe ( Agrow No 635, p 20).