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The Long Term Arrangements for Extension of Use (2002)

Please note that these extensions of use are at all times done at the user’s choosing, and the commercial risk is entirely theirs.

Amendment to Exclusions on 30 June 2008, 1 June 2009, 1 June 2011 and 1 September 2012 and 1 September 2013

General Restrictions

Application Method Restrictions

Environmental Restrictions

Exclusions

Exclusions - Complete Active Substance Exclusions List

Extensions of Use

Non-Edible Crops And Plants

Farm Forestry And Rotational Coppicing

Nursery Fruit Crops

Hops

Specific Restrictions for Extension of Use Under these Arrangements

To ensure that the extension of use does not increase the risk to the operator, the consumer or the environment, the following conditions must be followed when applying pesticides under the terms of this scheme:

General Restrictions

1. These arrangements apply to label and specific off-label recommendations for use of only products approved for use as Agricultural/Horticultural pesticides.

2. All safety precautions and statutory conditions relating to use (which are clearly identified in the statutory box on product labels) must be observed. If extrapolation from a specific off-label is to be used then in addition to all safety precautions and statutory conditions relating to use specified on the product label, all conditions relating to use specified on the Notice of Approval for the specific off-label use must be observed.

3. Pesticides must only be used in the same situation (outdoor or protected) as that specified on the product label/specific off-label Notice of Approval for the use on which the extrapolation is to be based, specifically:

Pesticides must not be used on protected crops, ie crops grown in glasshouses, poly tunnels, cloches or polythene covers or in any other building, unless the product label/specific off-label Notice of Approval specifically allows use under protection on the crop on which the extrapolation is to be based. Similarly, pesticides approved only for use in protected situations must not be applied outdoors.

Unless specifically restricted to outdoor crops only, pesticides approved for use on tomato, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom and chrysanthemum are assumed to be approved for use under protection. For all other uses, if the label/specific off-label Notice of Approval does not specify a situation, then only extrapolation to an outdoor use is permitted.

4. When making an extrapolation under these arrangements the latest timing of application on the product label/specific off-label Notice of Approval for the use on which the extrapolation is to be based must be observed. Where the latest timing of application for the crop on which the extrapolation is to be based is a growth stage and this is not relevant to the proposed crop to be treated, the latest timing of application must be converted into days before harvest ie the time between the growth stage and the harvest of the approved crop. That period must then be observed as a latest timing of application for the crop to which the pesticide is to be applied.

5. These arrangements apply to products containing active substances approved under COPR prior to the implementation of Directive 91/414 EEC on 15 July 1993. Active substances new to the UK after 15 July 1993 are specifically excluded where they are not present in a product also containing an active substance approved prior to this date.

Application Method Restrictions

6. The method of application must be as stated on the pesticide label and in accordance with the relevant codes of practice and requirements under Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 1994.

7. When planning to use hand held equipment to apply a pesticide under these arrangements, users must ensure that hand held use is appropriate for the current on-label recommendations/specific off-label Notice of Approval. Note: unless otherwise stated spray applications to protected crops include hand held uses.

Where hand held use is not appropriate for the use on which the extrapolation is to be based, hand held application should not be made if the pesticide label/specific off-label Notice of Approval:

In other cases hand held application is permitted provided that:

Environmental Restrictions

8. When planning to apply a pesticide under these arrangements by broadcast air-assisted sprayer (any equipment which broadcasts spray droplets by means of fan assistance which carry outwards and upwards from the source of the spray), only pesticides with specific on-label/off-label recommendations for such use on the crop on which the extrapolation is to be based (for example on hops, bush, cane or top fruit) can be used. Any associated buffer zone or other risk management restrictions must also be observed.

9. Pesticides classified as Harmful, Dangerous, Extremely Dangerous or High Risk to bees must not be used during flowering of any crop (ie from first flower to complete petal fall) unless otherwise permitted. Applications of such pesticides must also not be made when flowering weeds are present or where bees are actively foraging.

10. If there is an aquatic buffer zone restriction set for the on-label/off-label use, then where appropriate, users are also obliged to conduct a Local Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) for the extension of use.

11. All reasonable precautions must be taken to safeguard wildlife and the environment.

Exclusions

The following uses are not permitted under these arrangements.

Products containing the active substances either singly or in mixture with other active substances on the Complete Active Substance Exclusions list are not permitted under these arrangements: From the 30 June 2008,1 June 2009, 1 June 2011 and 1 September 2012 and 1 September 2013
Exclusions - Complete Active Substance Exclusions List
Please note that any products containing an active substance on this list plus an additional active substance(s) not listed can continue to be used until all the component active substances appear in this section.

Extensions of Use

Non-Edible Crops And Plants

Please note

Farm Forestry And Rotational Coppicing

Subject to the specific restrictions for extension of use set out above, herbicides approved for use on:

Nursery Fruit Crops

Subject to the specific restrictions for extension of use set out above, pesticides approved for use on any crop for human or animal consumption may be used on commercial agricultural and horticultural holdings on nursery fruit trees, nursery grape vines prior to final planting out, bushes, canes and non-fruiting strawberry plants provided any fruit harvested within 12 months of treatment is destroyed. Applications must not be made where there are fruit present.

If hand held or broadcast air assisted use is required see paragraphs 6 and 7 respectively of the specific restrictions for extension of use .

Hops (Humulus Spp.)

Subject to the specific restrictions for extension of use set out above, pesticides may be used on commercial agricultural and horticultural holdings on the following hop plants grown in the circumstance below:

  1. Mature stock or mother plants which are kept specifically for the supply of propagation material.
  2. Propagation of hop planting material- propagules prior to final planting out
  3. "Nursery hops". First year plants not taken to harvest that year, in their final planting out position

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Further information

Updated 2016-05-08