Bayer to debut Requiem in EU by 2017
Bayer CropScience expects first European national approvals of its (formerly AgraQuest’s) bioinsecticide/acaricide, Requiem (terpenoid blend QRD 460), before the end of 2016. The company plans market launches in Europe for 2017. Requiem is for the control of sucking pests especially thrips, whiteflies, aphids and mites and extends quality of harvested produce. It can be employed as part of IPM programmes on greenhouse vegetables. The European Commission approved the active ingredient last month. It is the first time a Bayer ai has gained approval under the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009). Requiem is based on the optimised blend of terpenes intended to mimic the naturally occurring extract of the plant species, Chenopodium ambrosioides. It has been approved in the US and the EU as a single ai.