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Failed application: No emergency authorisation for nematode treatment Vydate in the UK

Vydate 10G will no longer be available to growers of potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and onions, following an unsuccessful application for emergency authorisation, according to a news article published by AHDB today.

The industry body says the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) has, however, agreed to extend the expiry dates for the disposal and storage of Vydate 10G until 30 April 2021.

All full, part-full and empty Vydate 10G Ecolite stock should be returned to your distributor supplier by the 15 April. This will allow sufficient time for the supply chain to meet the 30 April deadline for removal of Vydate 10G stock from the market.

The emergency application was made for the 2021 season, following an announcement that Vydate 10G would not be re-authorised for use beyond 31 December 2020.

AHDB, with support from Corteva (the manufacturer), applied for the approval to provide limited use for this season for:

  • Carrots and parsnips (free-living nematodes)
  • Bulb onions, garlic and shallots, for the control of stem and bulb eelworm (Ditylenchus dipsaci)
  • Potatoes (free-living nematodes)
  • Potatoes (short-season set-skin potatoes for the control of potato cyst nematodes)

Joe Martin, Crop Protection Senior Scientist, said: “We made the emergency application following the product’s non-renewal, due to the lack of alternative control products now available to growers. We’ll continue to work with manufacturers to seek new options for the industry.”

Source: AHDB. Original report here, including links to relevant information. Also see here.
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Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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