China ICAMA Requires Further Environmental Risk Assessment of Flubendiamide

ICAMA CHINAOn November 22 2013, a workshop was held by China ICAMA in Beijing to discuss the environmental impact of flubendiamide, which would be harmful to aquatic organisms during paddy application. The experts concluded that assessment of risk to daphnia magna as the sole risk assessment criteria is inadequate and further study is required to ensure its safety to aquatic ecosystems and ensure it maintains its registration maintenance.

Flubendiamide is a novel insecticide developed by Bayer and Nihon Nohyaku. It has been found to provide excellent control over lepidopterous pests on large number of annual and perennial crops. Currently, China granted 10 pesticide registrations to flubendiamide products, which can be seen as below:

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