Fungicide active epoxiconazole should continue to be available for at least the 2020 season following its expiry of approval on April 30, 2020.
It was not among 30 plus actives which recently had their expiry dates extended to allow the EC longer to consider and process reapproval submissions.
Speaking to Farmers Guardian, BASF head of marketing, agricultural solutions Ben Miles said the company, which markets epoxiconazole-containing products Adexar and Epic, had made a submission to the EC to maintain registration of expoxiconazole in 2016.
Mr Miles says: “With Revysol coming to market, which can deliver a higher level of performance than the other triazoles, BASF has taken the decision to withdraw the application to renew registration for epoxiconazole.
“Within a week to 10 days we expect the CRD to confirm the sell out and use up periods. We anticipate farmers will still be able to use epoxiconazole products for a minimum of the 2020 season.”