Monday, 5 December 2016

Bracken Control - Asulam available for 2017


On behalf of the Bracken Control Group, I submitted an application for an emergency authorisation that will allow asulam to be available for bracken control in 2017.

I am pleased to be able to report that the application has been approved and an emergency authorisation will be issued, next year.  The relevant dates for next year will be confirmed by the letter of authorisation but they are likely to be:

15-May-17
Effective date for the Notice of Authorisation issued by CRD.
Start of the Emergency Authorisation period of 120 days.
Storage, promotion, sales, and transfer authorised.
01-Jul-17
Application of Asulam can commence.

11-Sep-17
First expiry date: for sale & distribution of stocks.
Storage and use of stocks can continue.
31-Oct-17
Final expiry date: for disposal, storage and use of stocks.
It will be illegal to apply or store Asulam after this date.

The registration process to make asulam available under the latest EU regulations is continuing.  The possible timing of the approval has been updated and it is now possible that registration will be achieved by mid-2018.  This is a year earlier than had been thought and if this occurs, an application for an Emergency Authorisation will be needed for 2018, but there is a chance that it will not be required.  Here's hoping.

For more information see the Bracken Control website, which has recently been revised.

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