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Illegal PPP and withdrawn active substances for growers from November

November will see one active substance's last date of sale by distributors or retailers take place and one active substance's last date of sale by authorisation holder take place. Separately, the use of two Plant Protection Products (PPP) will become illegal on November 14 due to their registrations either being expired or revoked.



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23 October 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 The PRCD also provides information regarding active substances which will be withdrawn from the Irish market.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 substance Diquat listed below from November 4. November 20 will see the last date of sale by authorisation holder of Chlorothalonil. 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
Diquat 04 May 2019 04 May 2019 04 November 2019 04 February 2020 Reg. (EU) 2018/1532
Chlorothalonil 20 November 2019 20 November 2019 31 March 2020 20 May 2020 Reg. (EU) No. 2019/677

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 during November 2019

Product name Company name PCS No Substance Registration expiry date Product use illegal from
Consento Bayer CropScience Ltd 04344 Fenamidone
14/02/2019 14/11/2019
Fenomenal Bayer CropScience Ltd 04956 Fenamidone
Fosetyl (-aluminium)
14/02/2019 14/11/2019

For the full list of PPPs of which their use will become illegal in 2019, click here.

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