EU Annex I listing for tetraconazole confirmed
The European Commission has confirmed the re-registration of the fungicide, tetraconazole, following clearance by EU Ministers this month ( Agrow No 572, p 9). The active ingredient will be added to Annex I of the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414) on January 1st 2010, and EU member states have until June 30th 2010 to check that existing products comply with the new use restrictions. They include a maximum application on field crops of 100 g/ha every third year on the same field, and a prohibition of use on apples and grapevines. Further data to address specific risk assessment issues must be submitted by December 31st 2011 ( Agrow ibid).