Be aware of fungi­cide changes which af­fect us­age and record­ing

Irish Independent - Farming - - Front Page -

GROW­ERS should be aware of the changes com­ing down the line, with some of the most pop­u­lar fungi­cides chang­ing their reg­is­tra­tion de­tails.

This means these prod­ucts are re-reg­is­tered with a new PCS num­ber. Where a prod­uct has changed or lost its reg­is­tra­tion, the old prod­uct must be used within 12 months of the changes and can­not be legally used there­after.

Prod­ucts whose de­tails have changed in­clude Barclay Bolt, Coy­ote, Fan­dango, He­lix, Met­tle, Pro­line and Zephyr. All of these prod­ucts have a new PCS num­ber and have some amend­ments to their use of crops (eg, wheat is now re­moved from the la­bels of Fan­dango Zephyr, Met­tle and Coy­ote).

Mo­bius reg­is­tra­tion has been re­voked and has a use-up by date of Oc­to­ber 14 this year. Through the sea­son, it’s likely that Bravo and Amis­tar opti will have new PCS num­bers.

If you are in­spected by the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture at the end of the year, the in­spec­tors can only as­sess you on what you write down, so it is im­por­tant to fol­low the la­bel and record the chem­i­cal use ac­cu­rately and as soon as pos­si­ble.

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