EU sets more ai phase-out dates
The European Commission has set the phase-out schedule for the carbamate insecticide, carbaryl, and the organophosphate insecticide, trichlorfon. The withdrawals follow the decision by the EU authorities last year not to re-register the active ingredients, both of which were in the second round of the EU review (Agrow No 507, p 7). EU member states are to withdraw approvals for carbaryl- and trichlorfon-based products by November 21st 2007. Any period allowed for the sale and use of existing stocks should be as short as possible and expire by November 21st 2008 at the latest, the Commission says.