US finalises review plans
The US EPA has issued final work plans for four pesticides that entered the registration review process last year. Preliminary plans for the insecticide/acaricide, fenoxycarb, and the herbicide/desiccant, urea sulfate, indicated that the reviews would be completed in 2013 and 2010, respectively (Agrow No 526, p 15). Reviews for the biopesticides, Pseudomonas syringae and P fluorescens, are due to be completed this year (Agrow No 529, p 16). None of the comments received in response to the preliminary plans affect these dates, but there may be some minor modifications to the risk assessments.