Asulam granted 120 day authorisation from 20th May

Asulam, traded as Asulox, will be available for bracken control in 2013 under Emergency Authorisation. This has been confirmed by the Chemical Regulatory Directorate and has this week been signed off by Ministers.

The 120 day authorisation period to use Asulam will start on the 20th May and last until the 16th September.  All stocks must be used according to the label and must be used, destroyed or returned to the manufacturer by 31st October 2013.  

It will be illegal to hold stocks on farm after this time.  It can no longer be used for dock control. Aerial and tractor applications will be allowed while hand held equipment use is limited to spot spraying only.

If you are planning to use the product you are encouraged to plan applications early in the season and seek the necessary consents required. United Phosphorous Ltd will be submitting a case to the EU Commission for full approval of Asulam before June 2013. This process is likely to take two or three years.