EU use restrictions lifted for fluazifop-P
Existing use restrictions for the herbicide, fluazifop-P, will be lifted in the EU with effect from March 28th 2013. Proposals for the action were voted through by the EU authorities following an application and additional data submitted by Syngenta ( Agrow No 658, p 8). The active ingredient’s former listing in the EU agrochemical registration Directive (1107/2009) only allowed approvals for use in orchards. A new risk mitigation condition also comes into effect, requiring member states to consider the occurrence of a specific metabolite in ground water.