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Potato actives under threat

The European Commission Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) phytopharmaceuticals voted for non-renewal of approval for ethoprophos at its January 2019 meeting but dates for sales and use-up are still to be confirmed, says Hutchinsons technical support manager Duncan Connabeer.

 


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“This is an insecticide and nematicide mainly used in potatoes, often in tandem with one of the other nematicides. We are down to two now with a new one just about to enter the market. Its loss is very frustrating.”

 

The future of chlorpropham (CIPC) is also under threat with a proposal from EFSA for non-renewal of approval of the active which is due to expire on July 31, 2019. According to AHDB it is used as a sprout suppressant on 80% of potatoes grown in the UK.


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Adrian Cunnington, head of Sutton Bridge Crop Research (Storage) says at the January 2019 SCoPAFF meeting no vote took place concerning non-renewal of approval of CIPC. “Again we do not have any clarity but it has been put on the SCoPAFF MRLs committee meeting agenda for February 21-22. My reading of that is that they are trying to find a mechanism to move non-renewal forward quicker than it would otherwise take place.”

 

A vote on non-reapproval of CIPC is also on the SCoPAFF phytopharmaceuticals meeting agenda for late February 2019.

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