EAMUs

Our Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) programme ensures UK growers have the essential plant protection products they need to remain competitive.

What are EAMUs?

Extensions of Authorisation for Minor Uses (EAMUs) give the UK horticulture industry access to fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, acaricides, plant growth regulators and seed treatments.

Since 2013 we have secured over 560 EAMUs across more than 200 crops and are responsible for 70% of all EAMUs in the market.

We act on behalf of the industry to approve products that plant protection companies would not otherwise pursue, due to the cost and resources needed and the small market size of minor horticulture crops.

The authorisation process is costly and time-consuming, so it is difficult for individual growing businesses to do themselves.   

We present data and information to CRD to secure 120 day emergency authorisations when there is a critical pest or disease pressure that cannot be controlled with existing approved chemistry.

We also work with CRD and the wider industry to try to prevent actives being withdrawn.


Latest EAMU notices

EAMUs in Focus

Here are just a few of recent EAMUs we have secured for the industry.  To keep up to date with all our EAMUs as they are authorised, make sure you are receiving our Crop Protection News monthly email.

Protected edibles

Microthiol Special

For the control of powdery mildew and Rust mite on tomato (permanent protection with full enclosure). 

Urgent EAMU application granted to avoid gap in availability for use of sulphur in tomato crops following a MAPP change. 

Authorisation for Microthiol Special on tomato

Ornamentals

Ranman Top

For the control of downy mildew on a range of ornamental crops. 

SCEPTREplus trials investigating control options for downy mildew found this to be a useful fungicide for commonly grown ornamental species. 

Read the SCEPTREplus research trial results Authorisation for Ranman Top in Ornamentals

Keeping you growing

Here are the EAMUs we secured for your crops in 2020: 

Product Name

Crops

Target

Active

EAMU no. 

Botanigard WP Outdoor crops of bulb onion, garlic, salad onion & shallot Thrips  220 g / kg beauveria bassiana GHA 1993/2020
Botanigard WP Protected and outdoor crops of asparagus, celery &  leek Thrips & aphids  220 g / kg beauveria bassiana GHA 1997/2020
Fazor Outdoor crops of carrot & parsnip Sprout suppressant (plant growth regulator) 60 % w/w maleic hydrazide  1921/ 2020
SL 567A Brussels sprout, cabbage & cauliflower White blister 465 g / l metalaxyl-M 1898/2020
SL 567A Broad bean (outdoor) Downy mildew 465 g / l metalaxyl-M 1899/2020
Fazor Outdoor crops of garlic & shallot Plant growth regulator 60 % w/w maleic hydrazide 1904/2020
Gazelle SG Asparagus ? 20 % w/w acetamiprid 1841/2020
Finalsan  Outdoor crops of courgette & summer squash,  sweetcorn,  winter squash & pumpkin Various weeds 186.7 g / l fatty acids: pelargonic acid 1609/2020
Benevia 10OD Outdoor crops of collard, kale, oriental cabbage Diamond back moth 100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1489/2020
Artist Outdoor asparagus Various weeds 240 g / kg flufenacet and 175 g / kg metribuzin 1340/2020
Benevia 10OD Outdoor leek Onion thrips 100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1326 /2020
Minecto One Broad bean (outdoor) Bruchid beetle 400 g / kg cyantraniliprole 1320/2020
Eximus II Broad bean (outdoor), Winter & Spring Field Bean Broad leaved weeds 400 g / l pendimethalin 1307/2020
Benevia 10OD Protected Oriental cabbages Flea beetle & cabbage stem flea beetle 100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1283/2020
Wakil XL Beans without pods - fresh, broad bean (outdoor), dwarf French bean, edible podded pea, runner bean Pythium 100 g / kg cymoxanil, 50 g / kg fludioxonil and 175 g / kg metalaxyl-M 1259/2020
Teppeki Carrot Carrot willow aphid & peach potato aphid  500 g / kg flonicamid 1239/2020
Batavia Outdoor celery ? 100 g / l spirotetramat 1115/2020.
Emerger Celery, leek, salad onion Various weeds 600 g / l aclonifen 1100/2020
Emerger Garlic, onion, shallot Various weeds 600 g / l aclonifen 1102/2020
Emerger Carrot, celeriac, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip, root parsley Various weeds 600 g / l aclonifen 1101/2020
Decis Protech courgette, summer squash, cucumber & gherkin Western Flower Thrips & Leaf Miner 15 g / l deltamethrin 1052/2020
Decis Protech Borecole, collard, kale, oriental cabbage, spring greens Caterpillar, brassica flea beetle & some control of aphids and whitefly 15 g / l deltamethrin 1050/2020
Flexidor Gherkin ? 500 g / l isoxaben 0883/2020
Flipper Carrot, celeriac, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, parsley root, parsnip, radish, red beet, salsify, swede, turnip, bulb onion, garlic, salad onion, shallot, asparagus, celery, Florence fennel, globe artichoke, leek, rhubarb Thrips, aphids & cabbage aphid 479.8 g / l fatty acids C7-C20 0103/2020
Product NameCropsTargetActiveEAMU no. 
Karma Blackberry, loganberry and rubus hybrid, raspberry Powdery mildew & botrytis  85.42 % w/w Potassium hydrogen carbonate 1933/2020
Benevia 10OD Protected strawberry Spotted Wing Drosophila  100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1523/2020
Exirel 10SE  Blueberry Spotted wing drosophila  100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1381/2020
Benevia 10OD Strawberry Spotted Wing Drosophila  100g 1 cyantranilprote  1339/2020
Tracer Plum, damson Spotted wing drosophila 480 g / l spinosad 1331/2019
Trianum P  Bilberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, blueberry, cranberry, elderberry, gooseberry, mulberry, rose hips ? 10 g / kg Trichoderma harzianum strain T22 1299/2020
Trianum P  Strawberry Fusarium, pythium & Rhizoctonia 10 g / kg Trichoderma harzianum strain T22 1297/2020
Trianum P  Bilberry  Fusarium, pythium & Rhizoctonia  10 g / kg Trichoderma harzianum strain T22 1296/2020
Exirel 10SE Cherry Spotted Wing Drosophila  100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1272/2020
Botector Blackberry, loganberry a& rubus hybrid, raspberry Grey mould 2.5*109 CFU/g (500 g/kg) Aureobasidium pullulans strain DSM 14940 and 2.5*109 CFU/g (500 g/kg) Aureobasidium pullulans strain DSM 14941 1264/2020
Spruzit Bilberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, blueberry, cranberry, gooseberry, rose hips Spotted wing drosophila 4.59 g / l pyrethrins and 825.3 g / l rapeseed oil 1258/2020
Custo-Fume Protected & outdoor crops of Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry  Soil fumigant for the control of soil borne pathogens & nematodes a vapour releasing product formulation containing 995 g / l chloropicrin details of which are specified in the ‘Confidential Conditions’ section (Appendix 3) of this authorisation. 0781/2020
Talius Blackcurrant & redcurrant, gooseberry Powdery mildew. 200 g / l proquinazid 0741/2020
Devrinol Bilberry, blueberry, cranberry, elderberry, mulberry, rose hips Annual meadow grass, common chickweed & mayweeds  450 g / l napropamide 0170/2020
Devrinol Blackberry, loganberry and rubus hybrid Annual meadow grass, common chickweed & mayweeds 450 g / l napropamide 0169/2020
Product NameCropsTargetActiveEAMU no. 
Systhane 20 EW Outdoor plum Plum rust 200 g / l myclobutanil 2027/2020
Exirel 10SE Damson, plum Spotted wing drosophila  100 g / l cyantraniliprole 1345/2020
Tracer Outdoor cherry Spotted wing drosophila  480 g / l spinosad 1325/2020
Botanigard WP Apricot, cherry, peach, nectarine, plum Various aphids & mites 220 g / kg beauveria bassiana GHA 0791/ 2020
Product NameCropsTargetActiveEAMU no. 
Microthiol Special Permanent protection with full enclosure crops of aubergine, cucumber, pepper and chilli Powdery mildew  800 g / kg sulphur 2702/2020
Kanemite SC Tomato Red Spider Mite  164 g / l acequinocyl 1385/2020
Azatin Permanent protection with full enclosure crops of courgette & cucumber Thrips, whitefly 217 g / l azadirachtin 1266/2020
Azatin Permanent protection with full enclosure crops of aubergine & tomato Tuta absoluta  217 g / l azadirachtin 1265/2020
Decis Protech Permanent protection with full enclosure crops of courgette and summer squash, cucumber & gherkin Western Flower Thrips and Leaf Miner  15 g / l deltamethrin 1052/2020
Decis Protech Permanent protection with full enclosure crops of aubergine & tomato Western Flower Thrips and Leaf Miner  15 g / l deltamethrin 1051/2020
Decis Protech celery & fennel caterpillars, flea beetle, aphids, cutworms and capsid.  15 g / l deltamethrin 1053/2020
Floramite 240 SC Aubergine, cucumber,  pepper and chilli &  tomato Two spotted spider mite  240 g / l bifenazate 0642/2020
Product NameCropsTargetActiveEAMU no. 
Systhane 20 EW Container grown under permanent protection with full enclosure ornamental plant production Powdery mildew, blackspot & rust  200 g / l myclobutanil 2026/2020
Devrinol Ornamental plant production Various weeds 450 g / l napropamide 0168/2020
Gazelle SG Forest nursery Large pine weevil 20 % w/w acetamiprid 0452/2020
Floramite 240 SC Protected and permanent protection with full enclosure ornamental plant production - container grown crops Two spotted spider mite  240 g / l bifenazate 1911/2020
Kumulus DF  Outdoor ornamental plant production, outdoor forest nursery Powdery mildew & bud mite 80 % w/w sulphur  1481/2020
FLiPPER  Protected and outdoor ornamental plant production Aphids, whitefly & spider mite 479.8 g / l fatty acids C7-C20 1415/2020
Ranman Top Protected ornamentals  Downy mildew  160 g / l cyazofamid 1205/2020

How do we secure EAMUs for the horticulture industry?

We work with CRD (Chemicals Regulatory Directorate), plant protection manufacturers, growers and counterparts in the EU to identify products that we believe will be valuable for the industry and are likely to be authorised.  

Get in touch

If you have identified an area where you think our EAMU programme could help, please email EAMU@ahdb.org.uk with your enquiry.

Joe Martin

Crop protection senior scientist: Pesticide Regulation

Jo McTigue

Crop Protection Scientific Officer - Pesticide Regulations

Adam Doxford

Crop Protection Scientist - Pesticide Regulations
Joe Martin
  • Team manager
  • Brassicas
  • Root crops
  • Alliums
  • Leafy salads
  • Herbs
  • Propagation
  • SCEPTREplus
Jo McTigue
  • Protected Edibles (tomato, cucumber, pepper)
  • Mushrooms
  • Protected ornamentals, bulbs and cut flowers 
  • Hardy nursery stock and nursery fruit trees
  • Active risk register
  • OPEX
Adam Doxford
  • Ex-CRD
  • Asparagus
  • Sweetcorn
  • Legumes
  • Cucurbits
  • Soft fruit
  • Tree fruit

If you are unsure of the authorisation status of a product or crop for a particular product, please the HSE Pesticide Database and the Extension of Authorisation Database. These databases contain copies of all notices of authorisation that show permitted rates and timings, as well as restrictions and expiry dates. They also contain notices of withdrawal, which give details of when a plant protection product will no longer be sold, and the final date for use and disposal of any product.

If a product shows an expiry of 09/09/2099, then this indicates the product is undergoing renewal, and is subject to a ‘frozen’ period that means no new EAMUs can be authorised for this product until renewal has been completed.

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