Australia to OK Syngenta's sedaxane
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Syngenta’s fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance (sedaxane + difenoconazole + metalaxyl-M). It has also put forward the approval of sedaxane as a new active ingredient. Vibrance is for use on wheat, barley, oats and triticale seed for the control or suppression of various seed- and soil-borne diseases. The Australian review of sedaxane was carried out jointly with the authorities in the US and Canada. The US EPA approved three sedaxane-based seed treatments in June ( Agrow No 643, p 18). The APVMA decision is open to public comment until October 23rd.