It is NOW Illegal supply and/or use of Agricultural Strength weedkiller for domestic use and that includes Allotments
It is perfectly acceptable for Plotholders to use DOMESTIC WEEDKILLER as available in garden centres and Supermarkets provided all advised precautions are adhered to!!
Nicotineoids have been outlawed by EU Regulations in 2016 primarily because of their proven harm to insect populations and detrimental effect on insects in general and pollinators in particular. both opollinators and insects are -vital to the worlds food suppliers !
Glyphosates Have been under review THEIR USE HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY FIVE YEARS to 2022
No RESTRICTED PRODUCTS should be available to-or used by unlicensed operators and only then in specific circumstances
Ref issue 1 2017
Allotment and Leisure gardener Publication (Page 25)
This is a summary the product it relates to is most commonly described as
AGRICULTURAL STRENGTH ‘Glyphosate’
or’ Roundup’ type as intended for PROFESSIONAL USE
An interesting article is published in the above relating to use
of AGRICULTURAL OR PROFESSIONAL Weedkiller. In response to a readers
question about the purchase-use and appropriate training for those who wish to
It was advised that to use pesticides responsibly. Any Person using the Agricultural STRENGTH Product
MUST hold The NPTC spraying certificate PA1 (theory)
that will then allow that person to apply for the NPTC (Practical) to qualify
in the use of handheld applicator. (Typically a backpack reservoir tank)
Since November 26th 2015 it is ILLEGAL to supply and/or use PROFESSIONAL PESTICIDES such as those supplied and intended to be used in agriculture, OR to provide any
intended user with these products until the specified individual has
provided these above mentioned TWO certified qualifications
Standard "Roundup" commonly sold on the High Street is not yet affected ,BUT may be Reviewed in the near future.
BUT a lot of the products sold on the internet AUCTION sites ARE subject to the above ruling
Further information may be found on the NPTC website