Changes to the pesticides approvals system for minor crops (including rye, triticale and durum wheat) mean that existing long-term arrangements for the extension of use (LTAEUs) are being replaced by Specific off-label approvals (SOLAs).

Growers of minor crops may only use pesticides under the SOLA scheme if they have a hard copy or direct electronic access to the SOLA.

The HGCA and Horticultural Development Council have produced a CD listing of the first batch of 800 SOLAs and copies have been sent to all HDC members.

HGCA will send copies to levy payers on request.

See https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/offlabels/search.asp for the full SOLA database.