Azoxystrobin in the Product Amistar 250 SC Fungicide

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has before it an application from Syngenta Crop Protection Pty Limited to vary the registration of the product, Amistar 250 SC Fungicide, containing 250 g/L azoxystrobin, to include new uses on almonds, green beans, citrus fruits and green peas. The proposed extensions of use require the establishment of relevant MRLs for azoxystrobin.

Citrus fruits are a significant export commodity, along with meat and dairy products from animals that have been fed feeds containing residues arising from the proposed use. Hence, only the residues in citrus fruit, animal feeds and animal commodities and their potential to unduly prejudice trade is discussed below. As existing MRLs associated with the use on peas, beans and almonds do not change the risk to trade, no further discussion of these uses is included below.

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