Japan OKs two new ais in first quarter
The Japanese authorities approved three pesticide products based on two new active ingredients in the first quarter of 2015. The new ais were Nihon Nohyaku's acaricide, pyflubumide, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Industries' pheromone, (E)-3-tetradecenyl acetate. Nihon Nohyaku's Danicong flowable (pyflubumide 200 g/litre), was approved for use on apples, pears, Japanese persimmons, peaches, cherries, small stone fruits, nectarines, citrus fruit, figs, grapevines and tea. Doubleface flowable (pyflubumide 150 g/litre + fenpyroximate 50 g/litre), was approved for use on melons, water melons, cucumbers, strawberries, beans, green peppers, eggplants (aubergines), citrus, tea and ornamentals. Shin-Etsu's Bokutocon ((E)-3-tetradecenyl acetate 741 g/litre) was approved for use on fruit crops. The Japanese authorities registered more than 50 products based on nine new ais in 2014.