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EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1974 Num. article: 1974/08

Regulation for the use of chemicals from aircrafts

Regulation for the use of chemicals from aircrafts
(Regulation of February 26th, 1974)
1. Aerial application is restricted to the chemicals and crops mentioned below :
a. Insecticides
Fenitrothion, formothion and malathion on cereal, beans for fodder, peas and seed-crops and rape. The area shall be at least 4 ha.
Dimethoat on fodder beet on areas not less than 4 ha.
Phosalon and endosulfan on rape at least 4 ha only in accordance with warnings.
Parathion on barley, wheat and oat, if the agricultural advisers have observed attacks of pests. The area shall be at least 10 ha.
Fenitrothion, lindan and malathion in forests where the public has no access.
b. Fungicides
Copper, mancozeb, maneb, sulphur, thiram and zineb on cereals, potatoes, peas, bean for fodder, kale, onions, flowers issued from bulbs, seed-crops and mustard.
Tridemorph, ethirimol, oxycarboxin and benomyl on cereals.
Dinocap, captan and benomyl on flowers issued from bulbs.
c. Dressed seeds
Dressed seeds cannot be sown from aircrafts.
2. Under special circumstances, especially in case of extensive attacks of pests and diseases exemptions may be granted.
Aircraft-spraying of herbicides may only be allowed under very special circumstances.
3. Safety distance
For aerial treatments a safety distance of 300 metres from densely populated areas has to be respected.
4. Drift
In cases of unintentional drift and dispersion, the user has to inform immediately the owner of the contaminated area and to indicate the safety interval corresponding to the chemical used.


Plant Protection Service, Denmark (1974-08-20)