On 20 May 2020 the European Commission Decision EU 2020/617 was published. This document renewed Metalaxyl´s use in the EU and, at the same time, it restricted its use “Seeds treated with plant protection products containing metalaxyl-M shall only be sown in greenhouses.”
Metalaxyl-M ban on outdoor seed treatments will come effective on 1 June 2021.
The labels of some plant protection products containing “metalaxyl-M” as an active ingredient and “seed treatment” as a method already state that outdoor applications will be banned on 1 June 2021. Here an example coming from Italy.
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