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Desiccant granted EAMU for use on hops

Certis’ desiccant product, Quickdown (pyraflufen-ethyl) has been granted an ‘Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use’ (EAMU) to allow applications to be made on hops.

Certis’ desiccant product, Quickdown (pyraflufen-ethyl) has been granted an ‘Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use’ (EAMU) to allow applications to be made on hops.

Peter Glendinning of British Hops says that this is a very important development for the industry. “The worldwide trade of British hops demands plant protection products comply with individual country requirements and protocols, such as maximum residue level (MRL).

“This places added challenges when choosing desiccant products in particular. Quickdown provides a fast and very effective way to control spring shoot growth, which significantly reduces pest and disease pressure.”  

The label states that for application on hops the maximum individual dose is 320ml/ ha. Growers can make two applications per crop providing the maximum total dose of 640ml/ha/crop isn’t exceeded.
Growers should test Quickdown first on a small area of the crop to satisfy themselves regarding crop safety on the varieties requiring treatment.

Disclaimer: This extension of the authorised use provides for the use of Quickdown in respect of crops and situations, other than those included on the product label. No efficacy or phytotoxicity data have been assessed and as such the ‘extension of use’, is at all times done at the user’s choosing, and the commercial risk is entirely theirs.

Growers should also obtain a copy of the notice of approval via the CRD website www.pesticides.gov.uk. For more information please contact the Certis technical hotline on 0845 3730305.