EU approved iprodione’s use extension
Sep. 3, 2010
By Commission Directive 2003/31/EC iprodione was included as active substance in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. When applying for the inclusion of iprodione, its sole notifier Bayer submitted data on uses as a fungicide which supported the overall conclusion that it may be expected that plant protection products containing iprodione will fulfil the safety requirements laid down in Art. 5(1)(a) and (b) of Directive 91/414/EEC. In addition to that use, another notifier Devgen has applied for an amendment to allow iprodione to be used as a nematicide. In order to support such an extension of the use, Devgen submitted additional information. France has evaluated the information submitted and confirmed that the requested extension of use does not cause any risks in addition to those already taken into account in the specific provisions for iprodione in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC. The European Commission has decided that it is therefore justified to modify the specific provisions for iprodione and to amend Directive 91/414/EEC accordingly. Member States must implement this amending Directive by 24 December 2010 and apply its provisions from 25 December 2010.