Five new ais reach EU Annex I
The European Commission has confirmed that five new active ingredients have successfully completed the EU registration process and will be added to Annex I of the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414). The ais are: Bayer CropScience’s fungicide, fluopicolide, and acaricide/insecticide, spirodiclofen; Dow AgroSciences’ herbicide, penoxsulam; DuPont’s fungicide, proquinazid; and French company Elicityl’s plant growth regulator, heptamaloxyloglucan. Fluopicolide and heptamaloxyloglucan will be added on June 1st 2010, and the other three ais on August 1st 2010. The five ais were cleared by the EU regulatory committee earlier this year ( Agrow No 585, p 11).