Emergency authorisation - Cuprokylt
An emergency authorisation for the use of Cuprokylt (copper oxychloride) has been granted for use as a fungicide on apple and pear crops until the end of November 2017. Details of the conditions for use can be found in the authorisation document here. Please be aware that the maximum quantity of copper which can be applied to organic land and crops is still 6kg/ha/yr.
Unfortunately, we have only just been informed that this authorisation was issued. We are currently in communication with Defra about whether a second authorisation for the product will be issued for use between February and the end of April.
If you have any questions about the authorisation, please contact your certification officer.