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January 18, 2017
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On January 17,  the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for honey from rhododendron for use in plant protection as rodenticide.

September 20, 2016
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On September 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for hydrogen peroxide for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide in seed treatment and for disinfecting cutting tools.

April 18, 2016
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On April 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for sunflower oil for use in plant protection as insecticide on fruit trees, grapevine, potato, vegetables and post-harvest treatment on stored grains and as fungicide on vegetables and grapevine.

 

October 9, 2015
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On October 9, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for diammonium phosphate for use in plant protection as a non-lethal food attractant for fruit flies.

July 9, 2015
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The European Union recently approved basic substances Salix spp. cortex, vinegar, and lecithins. Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 was thereby amended and shall enter into force on July 29, 2015 (Salix spp. cortex and vinegar) and July 30, 2015 (lecithins).

Basic substances, as defined by the European Commission, are substances not predominately used for plant protection purposes but which may be of value for plant protection and for which the economic interest of applying for approval may be limited. 

May 13, 2015
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On May 13, the European Union approved calcium hydroxide as a basic substance, following EFSA's technical report published in September 2014.

This regulation shall apply starting July 1, 2015. 

December 1, 2014
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published the outcomes of consultations with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance applications for Rheum officinale and Arctium lappa.

November 3, 2014
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published the technical report on the outcome of the consultation on a basic substance application for fructose for use in plant protection on apple trees with indirect action in the control of insects. 

October 1, 2014
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published technical reports on the outcomes of the consultations on basic substance applications for Artemisia absinthium for use in plant protection as fungicide in wheat and as nematicide and insecticide in vegetables and Tanacetum vulgare for use in plant protection as repellent on orchards, vineyards, vegetables and ornamentals.

September 9, 2014
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On September 9, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the outcome of consultations with Member States on the basic substance application of calcium hydroxide for use in plant protection against fungal diseases on pome fruit. 

Basic substances, as defined by the European Commission, are substances not predominately used for plant protection purposes but which may be of value for plant protection and for which the economic interest of applying for approval may be limited. 

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