The authorisation for the active substance Bifenazate has been renewed, but not for use on fruit and vegetables.


The decision of the EU Commission was published in Regulation (EU) 2022/698 on 4.5.2022 It entered into force on 24.5.22. The acaricide bifenanzate (CAS No. 149877-41-8) was again approved until 2037, but only for use in closed, permanently constructed greenhouses and exclusively for non-edible crops e.g. decorative plants.


The previously authorised uses on soft fruits and vegetables (courgettes, aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet peppers) are no longer permitted.






Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger