EU approval for extended use of pyraclostrobin
The European Commission has extended the EU approval of BASF's fungicide, pyraclostrobin, to cover its use as a plant growth regulator. Pyraclostrobin gained its first listing in Annex I of the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414), as a fungicide, in 2004 ( Agrow No 444, p 11). The listing has been amended following BASF's submission of further data. Germany, as rapporteur member state, evaluated the data and concluded that the extension would not cause any additional risks nor require a modification of the application parameters.