Commenting on the decision by the Chemical Regulations Directorate (CRD) to approve the emergency authorisation of Asulam, Alyn said:
"This is a sensible step which will allow our farmers and land managers to manage the spread of bracken while the efforts to seek the proper authorisation for this chemical proceed.
"Asulam is an important tool for our land managers and alternatives on the market have so far not proved convincing. The full authorisation process for using Asulam in this manner remains under consideration and I will be monitoring developments carefully to ensure that we do all that is possible to see that Asulam receives this full authorisation."
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