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Spain grants metaldehyde exceptional use OK

Spain has granted a 120-day exceptional use authorisation for the molluscicide, metaldehyde, national newswire agrodigital reports. The Ministry of Agriculture has approved the use of 5% formulations of the active ingredient on rice for the control of apple snails ( Pomacea insularam) to run from May 1st to August 31st this year under use controls. The authorisation has followed a request from the regional agriculture secretariat for Catalonia. Metaldehyde gained EU re-registration last year ( Agrow No 615, p 8).


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