EU restrictions for glufosinate
New restrictions on the use of the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium, will apply in the EU from November 13th. The active ingredient will only be authorised for band or spot application at rates not exceeding 750 g ai/ha (treated surface) per application, with a maximum of two applications per year. EU member states must amend or withdraw existing product approvals by November, but a grace period of up to 12 months is permitted to use up stocks. New approvals should include the application of drift-reducing nozzles and spray shields, together with relevant labelling.