Get Pelletwise Logo PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE METALDEHYDE APPLICATIONS
LATEST UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2020
UK WITHDRAWAL OF METALDEHYDE:
From 31 March 2021 no further supplies from manufacturers will be permitted but distributors can still sell stocks and use can continue until 31 March 2022. From 1 April 2022 it will then be illegal to sell and use metaldehyde products.

The spreader setting examples to be within metaldehyde guidelines are based on operating a forward speed of 12 km/hr

Click on the list below to display the settings or applicators fitted to quad bikes. Treatments can also be made using fertiliser applicators (check manufacturer’s instructions).

Select Spreader Setting

 
 % metaldehyde
 Rate/ha
 g metaldehyde/ha
Spreader typeSetting
E & P TFL 100pMotor speed
Bias
Rate setting
Stock Fanjet
Pro 65
Motor speed
Bias
Rate setting
KRM ZS 200Motor speed
Bias
Rate setting
Vane position
E & P TFL 80pMotor speed
Bias
Rate setting
Attract/Appeal/Desire
1.5%
3kg/ha4kg/ha7.5kg/ha
4560112
12m12m12m
5 max5 max5 max
666
33.54
333
909090
1.523
100010001000
777
91115
3,4,53,4,53,4,5
5 max
6
5

Click here to download the full machinery settings poster.

These settings are a guide and to satisfy the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD), all slug pellet application equipment over five years old that is in use should have been tested by 26th November 2016, and then every six years thereafter.

If equipment is less than five years old it needs to be tested by its fifth anniversary, and then every six years thereafter.

For more information on testing requirements, click here. [Link to the following address: http://www.nsts.org.uk/static/assets/downloads/SlugPelletApplicatorTestLeaflets.pdf

The National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS) is delegated as the body to test application equipment in the UK. Visit www.nsts.org.uk to find your nearest, or preferred test centre.

LATEST UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2020
UK WITHDRAWAL OF METALDEHYDE:
From 31 March 2021 no further supplies from manufacturers will be permitted but distributors can still sell stocks and use can continue until 31 March 2022. From 1 April 2022 it will then be illegal to sell and use metaldehyde products.