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Propiconazole based fungicides to be withdrawn from EU use

Product Update
EU Commission

The EU Commission has announced its decision not to renew the approval for the fungicide active ingredient, propiconazole.

As a result, all products containing propiconazole for any market, including turf management and crop protection, will be withdrawn from sale over the coming months. 

For turf managers, the Syngenta fungicides affected by this EU decision will be:

  • Banner Maxx
  • Banner Maxx II
  • Headway
  • Instrata

Under the non-renewal regulations, the following key dates will implicate the final opportunity to buy and use any propiconazole-based fungicides in the UK and Ireland: 


Final sales to distributors

Final sales to end-users

Final use up of all product

UK inc. N Ireland

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

19 March 2020


19 June 2019

19 December 2019

19 March 2020

Syngenta is disappointed by the EU Commission decision, and maintains the position that propiconazole does not pose a risk to human health or the environment, when used in accordance with current label recommendations.

Syngenta continues to invest in turf specific R&D to ensure a range of state-of-the-art products will be available to the turf industry, to support their businesses.