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.

Product labels remain unchanged. However, enhanced metaldehyde stewardship guidelines apply to all treatments.

  • No pellets to be allowed to fall within a minimum of 10 metres of any field boundary or watercourse
  • Use minimum active per ha to avoid drainage and run-off losses
  • Maximum application rate 210g metaldehyde a.s/ha* For additional protection of water, suppliers/BASIS advisors may recommend rates reduced to 160g a.s/ha or less*
  • Maximum total dose from 1st August to 31st December: 210g metaldehyde a.s/ha* For additional protection of water, suppliers/BASIS¬†advisers may recommend rates reduced to 160g a.s/ha or less*
  • Maximum total dose rate: 700g metaldehyde a.s/ha/calendar year**
  • Do not apply when heavy rain is forecast
  • If drains are flowing do not apply metaldehyde based slug pellets

*from any combination of metaldehyde products

**700g is also the statutory limit

a.s.: active substance (or active ingredient)

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.