Illegal PPP and withdrawn active substances for growers from December
December will see four active substances' last date of sale by distributors or retailers take place. Separately, 14 Plant Protection Products (PPP) will become illegal on December 31 due to their registrations either being expired or revoked.
19 November 2019
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s (DAFM) Pesticide Registration and Control Division (PRCD), informs the trade on Plant Protection Products (PPP) which have had their registrations revoked or expired, rendering their use illegal. The PRCD also provides information regarding active substances which will be withdrawn from the Irish market.
Active Substances’ last date of sale by distributors or retailers
Retailers and wholesalers will be unable to sell products containing the active substances Propiconazole, Quinoxyfen, Flurtamone, and Ethoprophos after their respective last date of sale in December. The active substances have been subject to EU regulatory action. The grace periods for last date of use are listed below.
It should be noted that grace periods shorter than the usual six month sale plus 12 month use-up are prescribed in some instances.
|Products containing||Revoke date||Last date of sale by authorisation holder||Last date of sale by distributors or retailers||Last date of use||Regulation|
|Propiconazole||19 June 2019||19 June 2019||19 December 2019||19 March 2020||Reg. (EU) 2018/1865|
|Quinoxyfen||27 June 2019||27 June 2019||27 December||27 March 2020||Reg. (EU) 2018/1914|
|Flurtamone||27 June 2019||27 June 2019||27 December 2019||27 March 2020||Reg. (EU) 2018/1917|
|Ethoprophos||21 September 2019||21 September 2019||21 December 2019||21 March 2020||Reg. (EU) 2019/344|
You can find products containing these active substances here.
Plant Protection Products for which registrations have expired, or have been, or will be, revoked, and the use of which will become illegal in December 2019
|Product name||Company name||PCS No||Substance||Registration expiry date||Product use illegal from|
|Addition||Generica Europa Ltd||05171||Methylated Rapeseed Oil||02/07/2018||31/12/2019|
|Berelex||Valent BioSciences||90246||Gibberellic acid||30/06/2018||31/12/2019|
|Broadway Star||Dow AgroSciences Ltd||05300||Florasulam
|Bug Clear Ultra for Pots||The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd||02585||Acetamiprid||01/09/2018||31/12/2019|
|Escapade||Generica Europa Ltd||05160||Boscalid
|Goal 2XL||Dow AgroSciences Ltd||01763||Oxyfluorfen||30/06/2018||31/12/2019|
|Hexagon||Generica Europa Ltd||05152||Prothioconazole
|Hypoclear||McKenna (J.F) Ltd||92354||Sodium hypochlorite||30/06/2018||31/12/2019|
|Intern||Generica Europa Ltd||05164||Trinexapac ethyl||02/07/2018||31/12/2019|
|Keystone||Syngenta UK Ltd||04526||Epoxiconazole
|Kyanite||Generica Europa Ltd||05168||Epoxiconazole
|Promise||Generica Europa Ltd||05153||Prothioconazole
|Tharsis||Generica Europa Ltd||05540||Tebuconazole||02/07/2018||31/12/2019|
|Westland Autumn Lawn Feed
|Westland Horticulture Ltd||01688||Ferrous Sulphate||30/06/2018||31/12/2019|
For the full list of PPP of which their use will become illegal in 2019, click here.