31 May 2002

Mancozeb in UK

DESPITE a temporary Dutch ban on mancozeb, the fungicide remains approved for use in UK blight control programmes, says Dow Agrosciences. The EU is reviewing the active ingredient and a Dutch environmental group recently mounted a technical legal challenge to it. That challenge has been met and the company expects renewed registration in Holland, probably in mid-July, according to the firms Thierry Schoonejans.