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IMPORTANT: UK metaldehyde withdrawal key deadlines 30 June 2019: Deadline for the sale and distribution of metaldehyde slug pellets 30 June 2020: Deadline for the disposal, storage and use up of existing stocks

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
Gusto 3
3%
3.5kg/ha5kg/ha6kg/ha
105150180
12m12m12m
5 max5 max5 max
888
3.2548
334
82.582.582.5
3.544.5
100010001000
777
121416
3,4,53,4,53,4,5
5 max
8
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.

IMPORTANT: UK metaldehyde withdrawal key deadlines 30 June 2019: Deadline for the sale and distribution of metaldehyde slug pellets 30 June 2020: Deadline for the disposal, storage and use up of existing stocks