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Diquat withdrawal

The EU Commission has come to the decision to withdraw the approval of diquat based on concerns related to the exposure of bystanders and residents, as well as birds, reports the PGRO.
 
Following the Appeal Committee meeting on 12 July 2018, in which no opinion was reached regarding the proposal from the European Commission to withdraw the approval of diquat, the European Commission has decided to implement its proposal not to renew the approval of diquat in the EU.
The European Commission has proposed that diquat is withdrawn from the market by 4 May 2019, with a use-up period for growers up to 4 February 2020.

However, the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the Health and Safety Executive is yet to set out specific sell-out and use-up periods for UK growers. 

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