May. 15, 2013
The decision is based on the additional information provided by the notifier, the Commission considered that the further confirmatory information required had not been provided and that a high risk for mammals and non- target arthropods could not be excluded except by imposing further restrictions.
The active ingredient will only be authorised for band or spot application at rates not exceeding 750 g ai/ha (treated surface) per application, with a maximum of two applications per year.
EU member states must amend or withdraw existing product authorizations in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 by Nov 13, 2013 .They may set a grace period of up to one year for use of existing stocks.New approvals should include the application of drift-reducing nozzles and spray shields, together with relevant labelling.
Glufosinate obtained EU approval for use in apple orchards in 2007.
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