Australia to OK ISK's flonicamid
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s insecticide, flonicamid, as a new active ingredient. It is under development as a foliar aphicide and also controls thrips and whiteflies, the APVMA notes. Flonicamid has been registered since 2005 in Asia, the Americas and Europe under several trade names including Teppeki, Turbine and Beleaf for use on fruit, vegetables and arable crops ( Agrow passim). The APVMA decision is open to public comment until February 26th.