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Illegal PPPs and withdrawn active substances for growers from May

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One active substance will see its last date of sale by authorisation holder happen on May 4. Separately, the use of one plant protection product is now illegal due to its registration either being expired or revoked.



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3 May 2019

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s (DAFM) Pesticide Registration and Control Division (PRCD), informs the trade on Plant Protection Products 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 The PRCD also provides information regarding active substances which will be withdrawn from the Irish market.

Recent Active Substance Withdrawals

The active substances listed below have recently been subject to EU regulatory action and all products containing these active substances will be withdrawn from the market in Ireland. The various grace periods for sale and use of products containing these active substances are described 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.

Product containing Revoke date Last date of sale by authorisation holder Last date of sale by distributors or retailers Last date of use Regulation
Diquat May 4, 2019 May 4, 2019 November 4, 2019 February 4, 2020 Reg. (EU) 2018/1532

You can find products containing these active substance ingredients 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 2019

Product name Company name PCS No Substance Registration expiry date Product use illegal from
Betanal Expert Bayer CropScience Limited 03570 Desmedipham Ethofumesate Phenmedipham November 1, 2017 May 1, 2019

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

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