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Jackie Bird

Dr Jackie Bird was editor of Agrow between 1996 and 2007. This followed eight years working on other agricultural titles at Informa.

Since moving to live in the north-west of England in 2007, she has worked freelance for Agrow, covering EU regulatory affairs.
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Industry fund for agchem registration data not feasible, says EU

The option of creating an industry-financed fund to generate independent registration data for agrochemical approvals is “not feasible”, says EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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France gains right to restrict creosote approval

France can refuse to mutually recognise approvals of the wood preservative, creosote, in other member states because of concerns over the active ingredient’s hazardous properties, the European Commission says.
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EU clarifies terms for ai content in biocides

The minimum and maximum concentrations of active ingredients listed in national approvals of biocide products must include any additives or impurities, the European Commission says.
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EU approval expiry date postponed for sulfuryl fluoride biocide

The expiry date of the EU approval of the wood preservative, sulfuryl fluoride, is to be postponed from December 31st 2018 to June 30th 2021.
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Four biocide ais to gain EU approval

EU member states have voted in favour of European Commission proposals to approve four biocides: acetamiprid, cypermethrin and cyphenothrin for use in non-crop insecticides; and penflufen for use in wood preservatives.

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EU proposes non-renewal of propiconazole

The European Commission has drafted a decision not to renew the EU approval of the fungicide, propiconazole.

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