Dow to defend trifluralin in EU
Dow intends to resubmit additional data later this year to gain EU re-registration of the herbicide, trifluralin. The move follows the European Commission's formal notification to EU member states to withdraw approvals for trifluralin by March 20th 2008 and allow existing stocks to be used until March 20th 2009. The EU authorities decided earlier this year not to re-register the active ingredient, which was in the second round of the EU review of existing ais (Agrow No 517, p 10). Dow is disappointed by the decision and believes that regulatory requirements have been met for the ai's continued use in the EU.