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New pesticide approved for use

New pesticide approved for use

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved an application for a new pesticide to control sucking insects including aphids and greenhouse whitefly.

Dow Agro Sciences Limited applied to import and manufacture GF-2032, a pesticide containing the chemical sulfoxaflor, for use on a variety of commercial crops.

GF-2032 provides a more effective and less toxic means of pest control compared to some other pesticides currently available, such as organophosphates.

After considering the risks of the substance to human health and the environment, including bees and the aquatic environment, an expert Hazardous Substances and New Organisms committee approved the application but imposed a number of rules to prevent harm.

The rules include a requirement that GF-2032 cannot be being applied onto, over or into water to prevent harm to aquatic life.

They also require that the pesticide is supplied with a label warning of the effects on bees. Sulfoxaflor is very toxic to foraging bees if they come into direct contact with wet spray droplets, so instructions must be included on the label that state when the product cannot be applied.

You can read the committee’s decision and all the application documents by following the links below:

Read the application documents

Read the decision

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