EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1975 Num. article: 1975/02

Summary of the Ministerial decrees concerning various pesticides

Summary of the Ministerial decrees concerning various pesticides

- The importation of the following products is prohibited. Existing stocks may be utilized until July, 1st, 1975 (Decree of September 26th,1974).
Lead arsenate
Organonic mercury compounds
Selenium and cadmium compounds
Chlordecone (Kepone)
TEPP (or tetraethyl-pyrophosphate)
- The Decree of September 26th, 1974 indicates also that :
  • Amitrole (ATA, aminotriazole, etc.)
May only be used in vineyards, citrus-, olive- and other orchards. Label should bear aforementioned condition.
  • Sodium arsenite
May only be used in vineyards to control Esca, Phomopsis viticola and Phoma flaccida.
  • Despirol (kelvan)
May only be applied on above ground parts of potatoes. Labels should bear aforementioned condition.

- 2,4,5-TP and 2,4,5-TB
Prohibited to import the compounds 2,4,5-TP (Fenoprop) and 2,4,5-TB as such or in mixtures if the amount of dioxine exceeds 0.1 ppm
(Decree of October 11th, 1974).
- Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
Importation prohibited (September 26th, 1974).  Existing stock may be utilized until December 3lst, 1974.

- Methomyl (Lannate)
Directions for the use of the insecticide methomyl (October 11th, 1974)

Dosage a.i. in grams/ha
Waiting period before harvest (in days)
Cucumber, egg-plant, tomato; bean

Hairy vetching, potato, squash, cauliflower, water melon, broad bean, onion, cabbage, lettuce, melon, red pepper
Grapewine, citrus, pomaceous fruit and stone fruit
Tobacco :  a) foliage spray
b) soil treatment

- Paraquat (Gramoxone)
Treated fields may not be used for grazing until one week after spraying.
Label should bear aforementioned condition (Decree of September 26th l974).

- Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB or quintozene)
May not be used on above ground parts of plants (November 18th, 1974).
It will be compulsary to mention this restriction on the label as from October 1st, 1975.

- Carbon tetrachloride (CC14) and carbon disulfide (CS2)
The importation of these products is forbidden (October 19th, 1974) and the use authorized until July 31st, 1975.


Ministry of Agriculture, Greece (1975-04)