Any such products covered by the previous MAPP numbers, and which are already on farm, can be used until 31st October 2023.
The changes on the new labels are important and we would ask that the restrictions of the new MAPP labels are observed and used for the previous labels too.
The label changes are designed to mitigate against the risk of herbicide residues ending up in manures and composts which might be used where sensitive plants are grown.
1. Manure is more likely to be leaving the farm of production for use elsewhere as interest in its use grows. For example, peat-based composts are being phased out and new raw materials are being substituted in such as animal manures.
2. Use of mulches and not digging in manures is practiced by a growing number of gardeners, which can lead to longer break-down times of plant material and any clopyralid residues, if present.
For a summary of new label restrictions, please review the label per product from the list below.
1 If Pas and Tor are used as straights, rather than tank-mixed, the clopyralid restrictions only apply to the use of Tor.
Newly sown leys (<12 months old) and established grassland (>12 months old)
*Under no circumstances should this manure be supplied to gardeners, allotment holders, or commercial compost producers i.e. there must be no off-farm sale or supply, as sensitive plants may be affected by clopyralid residues in the manure.