Scotts announces UK withdrawal of plant protection products containing dichlobenil

Ellie Parryin Industry News

scotts01.jpgScotts Professional has received confirmation that the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health voted for non-inclusion of dichlobenil in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC, resulting in the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing dichlobenil.

The Scotts products affected are:

- Casoron G
- Casoron G4
- Midstream GSR
- Scotts Dichlo G Micro
- Scotts Dichlo G Macro

So that these products can be removed from the market in an orderly fashion, there is now a period of 6 months to move existing stocks of product into the market place followed by a further period of 12 months for storage and use by any person. The final product use by date is 18th March 2010.

Users of these products should consider placing orders with their supplier as soon as possible as stock availability will be limited. Scotts will endeavour to meet the requirements of all its customers within the parameters of the legislation issued. Final deliveries of product will be made by 18th March 2009 and users should ensure that the stock they order is sufficient to meet their needs up to the use by date.

Details of all affected products, together with the relevant technical information is available on the Scotts Professional website at Please contact your distributor or Scotts' Customer Services Department on 0871 220 5353 if you require any further information.

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