Don’t delay placing last orders for ‘straight’ Exemptor

With the recent revocation of the licence for Thiacloprid, time is running out for UK growers to place final orders for ‘straight’ Exemptor, the cut-off date being August 3 – warns ICL’s Sales and Development Manager, Martin Donnelly.

“Growers still heavily reliant on ‘straight’ Exemptor – which they self-incorporate into growing media – should not delay and get their last orders in to distributors as soon as possible,” he says.

“Exemptor is also widely sold ‘ready incorporated’ into growing media mixes and, in this instance, has a different revocation date for final sales. Ready incorporated into Levington Advance Solutions or Sustain growing media mixes, the final deadline for orders is 22 January 2021, with last delivery by 29 January. However, this 22 January cut-off date may differ depending on the growing media manufacturer – so we urge growers to check with their supplier well in advance.

“All orders for Exemptor – straight or ready-incorporated – will be dependent on availability of stock, so where possible plan ahead.  All end users will have a final deadline of February 3 2021 for disposal, storage and use.

“In future, UK growers must adopt an IPM approach to vine weevil control,” says Martin.   “Centering on beneficial nematode products, such as our Vine Weevil Seeka range, ICL is committed to optimizing control.  Last year we launched our new penetrant, Transporter – helping to optimise nematode performance. This year we unveiled the new biorational pesticides Pitcher – which uniquely targets vine weevil eggs and early larval stages.”

Great Britain and Northern Ireland – dates for Exemptor Revocation

Date Revocation Action
3rd August 2020All sales for distribution of straight Exemptor product are to finish both in to distribution and direct to growers.


22nd January 2021Last orders for incorporation in to ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions and Sustain growing media*


29th January 2021Last delivery date for growing media incorporated Exemptor


3rd February 2021The final date for Exemptor (disposal, storage and use) by all end users


*Orders will be dependent on availability of stock. Date is for ICL Levington Advance professional growing media only and will differ depending on growing media supplier.

The revocation dates for growers in the Republic of Ireland differs.

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