European Commission Approves Bayer Flupyradifurone
Bayer CropScience has reached an important milestone towards the market introduction of its innovative insecticide Sivanto Prime in Europe. Its active ingredient flupyradifurone, which belongs to the chemical class of butenolides, has been approved for the maximum time span of 10 years by the European Commission in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. The first national registrations of Sivanto prime in European countries are expected in 2016 and the market introduction is planned for 2017.
“European growers, retailers, the food chain and consumers will all benefit from Sivanto prime,” said Dr. Matthias Haas, responsible Global Project Manager at Bayer CropScience. “It combines efficacy and convenience for the grower with excellent safety characteristics and will lead to better quality of produce. When applied at the proposed label rates, Sivanto prime is not associated with any adverse effects on honey bees and bumble bees.”
Sivanto prime has seen success in the U.S., Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Applied as a foliar spray or as a soil drench or drip irrigation, Sivanto prime has demonstrated its potential in practice. ”We expect to receive regulatory approval in Canada and Australia by the end of the year,” added Dr. Hans-Werner Rauen, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager Insecticides at Bayer CropScience.