6 November 1998

Strob approval if PSD has nod

GIVEN PSD go-ahead, all products containing strobilurin fungicide azoxystrobin should be fully approved by next January under the EC two-stage regime introduced in 1991, says Zeneca.

Currently, such products are only provisionally approved. The expectation is based on azoxystrobins inclusion on the ECs Annex 1 list of approved active ingredients last summer, explains a spokeswoman.

Only one of 90 older active ingredients being reviewed by the EC has to date been given a clean bill of health, she notes. &#42