EU prov approvals extended for 14 new ais
The European Commission has allowed member states to extend national provisional approvals for 14 new active ingredients until April 30th 2015, to allow more time for the EU registration process to be completed. The ais are: Agro-Kanesho’s acaricide , acequinocyl; Dow AgroSciences’ herbicides, aminopyralid and pyroxsulam; Citrex Nederland’s fungicide, ascorbic acid; Bayer CropScience/Nihon Nohyaku’s insecticide, flubendiamide, and Bayer’s insecticide/acaricide, spiromesifen, and herbicide, thiencarbazone; Cheminova’s insecticide, gamma-cyhalothrin; Kureha’s fungicide, ipconazole; BASF/Nihon Nohyaku’s insecticide, metaflumizone, and BASF’s herbicide, topramezone; Isagro’s herbicide, orthosulfamuron; Sourcon-Padena’s biopesticide, Pseudomonas fluorescens strain DSMZ 13134; and Sumitomo Chemical’s insecticide, pyridalyl. The ai applications were submitted between 2001 and 2008. All except orthosulfamuron and pyridalyl have had previous extensions. Spiromesifen recently gained EU approval but this does not come into effect until October (see this issue).