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EU approval nears for ten new ais

European Commission proposals to grant full EU approval for ten new active ingredients have gained a positive vote from the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. They are: Bayer CropScience’s fungicide, bixafen, and its insecticide/acaricide, spiromesifen; Nissan Chemical’s herbicide, halosulfuron-methyl; Biological Crop Protection’s insecticide/acaricide, maltodextrin; Luxembourg Industries’ fungicide, potassium phosphonate; Bayer’s bionematicide, Bacillus firmus strain I-1582, which was acquired from Israeli company AgroGreen in 2009; Bionext’s biofungicide, Candida oleophila strain O; Andermatt Biocontrol’s bioinsecticides, Helicoverpa armigera nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV) and Spodoptera littoralis NPV; and Spanish company FuturEco’s nematicide, Paecilomyces fumosoroseus strain Fe 9901.



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