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Extension of Authorisation for minor use in Great Britain and Northern Ireland (formerly known as 'SOLAs')

As Extensions of Authorisations for minor use conditions will not be given on the product label provided by pesticide manufacturers it is essential that anyone who needs to use a pesticide product in accordance with an Extension of Authorisation must read the text of the Extension of Authorisation before commencing any spraying operation.

Please see notes relating to details of Pests displayed on the website

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(initial "19" not required for pre-2000 Authorisation Numbers)
(Important Notes)

Note: Expiry date searches may return expired authorisations which can no longer be used.

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All Extensions of Authorisation for minor use carry date of expiry details. This is usually "the final expiry date of use for the authorised product" but where the expiry of the extension of use is sooner, a specific date may appear.

  • Two types of search are available on this site.
    1. By specifying Extension of Authorisation features. e.g. Crops, Marketing Company. These search criteria should be entered in the fields, or chosen from the drop-down lists, at the top of the form.
    2. By date the Extension of Authorisation expires. The appropriate dates should be entered in the bottom section of the form. This search gives details of extensions of authorisations expiring in the specified period, along with details of the replacement authorisation, if applicable.
  • Search criteria based on date are inclusive.
  • Text search criteria are not case sensitive.
  • Text search criteria automatically use a wildcard search at the end of the inputted text. For example entering "star" in the product field will return the products Starane Hi Load HL, Starane XL and Starfire but will not return Amistar or Broadway Star.
  • When searching for crops, if you want to retrieve all varieties of a particular crop (e.g. onions), you will need to enter a "%" at the beginning of the search term. Note that this will result in slower searches.
    1. Entering "onion" will return "Onion" and "Onion (drilled and transplanted and onion sets)".
    2. Entering "salad onion" will only return "Salad Onion", while "spring onion" will only return "Spring Onion"
    3. Entering "%onion" will bring back all of the above variations of "Onion".
  • Documents available from this site are available in either; secure PDF format which can be viewed using any available PDF viewer such as Adobe or, Microsoft Word format for documents signed previous to the adoption of secure PDF.

Pest Details

Please note that some information in the Pest(s)/Disease(s) column of the enquiry results page is inaccurate, as additional incorrect pests/diseases may appear. You must not rely on the information in this column, and must check the actual Notice prior to deciding on the appropriate Extension of Use Authorisation to apply. The Authorisation contains the correct target pest/disease details in the advisory information section.

Where an Extension of Use is based on a previous Long Term Arrangements for Extension of Use (LTAEU), no target pest/disease is displayed and you must refer to the product label for details of control claims for the product when used as specified in the Notice.

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