The Committee on Plants and Animals voted to restrict the three neonicotinoids to greenhouse use only. These include: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. All outdoor use, including seed treatment, will have the ban in place after 19 December 2018.
The withdrawal date for the sale and distrubition of the neonicotinoids: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, is 19 September 2018. Thiacloprid and Acetamiprid are not included in this restriction. These two ingredients are the most used by ornamental growers.
The authorisation for disposal, storage and use of existing stocks ends on 19 December 2018.
The three withdrawal notices, published by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), is available: