Emergency EAMU Application for the Use of Spotlight Plus® on Linseed Seed Crops Receives CRD Approval

Premium Crops and FMC Agro Ltd are pleased to announce that the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have today given notice that their EAMU Application for the use of Spotlight Plus® as a desiccant on linseed seed crops has been granted approval for England.

Post Reglone® (Diquat) the absence of any fully approved desiccant products has meant that UK linseed seed growers have absolutely no viable options for drying their seed crops prior to harvest. This Emergency approval for Spotlight Plus ® does mean that those growers will now have something to treat the crop and potentially knock down some of the late emerging weeds.” says Premium Crops Company Agronomist, Hannah Foxall.

This is the third year that the FMC Agro product, Spotlight Plus®, containing the active carfentrazone-ethyl, has been granted an Emergency approval”, says Premium Crops Seeds Manager, Nigel Padbury, “and this year’s approval has been delayed due to issues around the associated Stewardship Scheme. I cannot stress enough how important it is that anyone considering the use of Spotlight Plus this year should adhere to the Stewardship Scheme associated with this approval”.

The approval document, which includes detais of the Stewardship Scheme, can be found by clicking HERE


Cefetra appoints sustainability specialist - A&AF 22nd Aug 2023

Cefetra, the trader of grains and animal feed raw materials, has appointed a specialist in farming regeneration to a new role with responsibility for increasing the levels of low carbon crops supplied to customers.

Jason Hayward-Jones has joined as Sustainability Specialist Agriculture to encourage more farmers to introduce environmentally regenerative practices tailored to their own farms.

Jason Hayward Jones has joined Cefetra Ltd as Sustainability Specialist Agriculture 702x336

Cefetra aims to reduce the environmental impact of its international supply chain whilst supporting farm profitability and the conversion to methods which enhance the soil’s ability to absorb carbon and increase crop yields.

Click HERE to read the full article at Agronomist and Arable Farmer

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