France approves Cruiser OSR
France has approved Syngenta's oilseed rape seed treatment insecticide/fungicide, Cruiser OSR (thiamethoxam 280 g/litre + fludioxonil 8 g/litre + metalaxyl-M 32.3 g/litre), reports newswire Agrisalon.com. The decision is based on a favourable report submitted by the national agency for health security, the Anses, in October. It concluded that the seed treatment met all safety requirements. France has been providing short-term provisional approvals for Cruiser for use on maize each year since 2008. The authorisation for the current season was given in December ( Agrow No 606, p 13). This is the first time that the product has been approved for use on oilseed rape.