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Illegal PPP and withdrawn active substances for growers from December

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.

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.

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19 November 2019 | 0

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 The PRCD also provides information regarding active substances which will be withdrawn from the Irish market.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
Pyroxsulam
30/06/2018 31/12/2019
Bug Clear Ultra for Pots The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd 02585 Acetamiprid 01/09/2018 31/12/2019
Escapade Generica Europa Ltd 05160 Boscalid
Epoxiconazole
02/07/2018 31/12/2019
Goal 2XL Dow AgroSciences Ltd 01763 Oxyfluorfen 30/06/2018 31/12/2019
Hexagon Generica Europa Ltd 05152 Prothioconazole
Spiroxamine
02/07/2018 31/12/2019
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
Isopyrazam
30/06/2018 31/12/2019
Kyanite Generica Europa Ltd 05168 Epoxiconazole
Pyraclostrobin
02/07/2018 31/12/2019
Promise Generica Europa Ltd 05153 Prothioconazole
Tebuconazole
02/07/2018 31/12/2019
Tharsis Generica Europa Ltd 05540 Tebuconazole 02/07/2018 31/12/2019
Westland Autumn Lawn Feed
and Mosskiller
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.

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