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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
E-001919-19
Question for written answer E-001919-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Esther Herranz García (PPE) , Gabriel Mato (PPE)

 Subject:  Prochloraz
 Answer in writing 

In accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1143/2011, approval of the use of the active substance prochloraz (marketed under the brand name Sporgon, among other names), will expire on 31 December 2021.

This fungicide is used in the production of mushrooms, among other crops. That sector has been concerned about the impact the expiration of the approval of prochloraz could have, given that no substitutes are available. Its elimination could lead to a 15% drop in mushroom production, according to industry estimates, which could result in the closure of many farms.

1. Is the Commission planning to extend the use of this fungicide beyond 2021?

2. Is the EU funding research into possible fungicides which could serve as a substitute for prochloraz if its approval is not extended?

Original language of question: ES 
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