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Illegal PPP and withdrawn active substances for growers from October

Products containing Pymetrozine and Fenpropimorph will see their last date of sale by distributor or retailer take place on October 31.

October will see two active substances' last date of sale by distributors or retailers take place. Separately, the use of one Plant Protection Product (PPP) will become illegal on October 1 due to their registration either being expired or revoked.



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26 September 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 The PRCD also provides information regarding active substances which will be withdrawn from the Irish market.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 two active substances listed below from October 31. 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
Pymetrozine 30 April 2019 30 April 2019 31 October 2019 30 January 2020 Reg. (EU) 2018/1501
Fenpropimorph 31 December 2018 30 April 2019 31 October 2019 31 October 2020 Reg. (EU) No. 540/2011

Fenpropimorph was withdrawn by the applicant from renewal process. 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 October 2019

Product name Company name PCS No Substance Registration expiry date Product use illegal from
Hussar Bayer CropScience 02207 Iodosulfuron-methylsodium 01/04/2018 01/10/2019

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

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