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Dpx 4189

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is fully satisfied as to the safety of allowing for general usage the cereal herbicide DPX 4189, particularly in circumstances where it may be present in mixtures unsuspected or in unspecified quantities.

This herbicide has been granted provisional commercial clearance under the pesticides safety precautions scheme for use in a specific formulation as a pre and post-crop emergence ground spray on winter and spring-sown wheat and barley. I am satisfied that it can be used safely in the recommended way for the recommended purposes. Further and separate applications for clearance would be required if the company concerned wished to market the herbicide in any other formulation, or in a mixture or mixtures with one or more other active ingredients.