Dow's spinetoram progresses in EU
The EU approval application for Dow AgroSciences' new insecticide, spinetoram, has been recognised as complete by the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH). The regulatory committee's clearance is an early stage in the EU registration process and the active ingredient will undergo detailed evaluation before an approval decision is taken. Spinetoram is for use on a wide range of crops. Its first global approval was in New Zealand in 2007 ( Agrow No 526, p 21) and it has since been registered in the US, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan ( Agrow No 548, p 23).