Emergency Authorisation granted for Gazelle SG

BBRO is pleased to announce that a third insecticide; GAZELLE SG has been authorised for use in the control of Myzus persicae in sugar beet. Period of use: 29th May - 31st July 2020.

Please read the authorisation below and follow the guidelines. 

It is particularly important to use insecticides with different modes of action; ensuring products are alternated to reduce the development of resistance. 

Emergency Authorisation Number: 1341 of 2020





Product name:                          Gazelle SG

Active ingredient:                      20 % w/w acetamiprid

MAPP number:                         13725

Product authorisation holder:     Nisso Chemical Europe GmbH (Registered Company no. HRB 28513)

Marketing company:                 Certis Europe BV

This Emergency Authorisation starts:      29 May 2020


This Emergency Authorisation, for the specific use set out in this notice ends: 

(a)       31 July 2020 for placing on the market 

(b)      31 July 2020 for use, storage and disposal of stocks

 This Emergency Authorisation will be withdrawn or amended before its end date if a decision is taken to withdraw or amend this Emergency authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 on any other grounds.

Extent of authorisation:             England 

HSE Digital Signature

 This and the attached Appendices 1 and 2 are signed by the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) for and on behalf of the Secretary of State.

Date of issue:   29 May 2020



  1. This is Emergency Authorisation number 1341 of
  2. This Emergency Authorisation will be published on the website of the Chemicals Regulation Division of the HSE.
  3. Application reference number: COP 2020/00769
  4. Persons using the product to which this Emergency Authorisation applies should acquaint themselves with and observe all requirements contained in the Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, including the duty on the holder of any Emergency Authorisation to notify information on potentially dangerous effects, a contravention of which is a criminal offence under those Regulations.
  5. Neither the efficacy nor the phytotoxicity of the product for which this Emergency authorisation has been granted has been assessed and, as such, the user bears the risk in respect of failures concerning its efficacy and phytotoxicity.


IMPORTANT: When applying this product under the terms of this Emergency Authorisation, comply with any resistance guidance or restrictions stated on the product label.

Total reliance on one pesticide will hasten the development of resistance; pesticides of different chemical types or alternative control measures should be included in a planned programme. Alternating insecticides with different modes of action is a recognised anti-resistance strategy and ‘Gazelle SG’ should be used in alternation with insecticides of a different mode of action, giving consideration to the overall treatment programme on the crop against a range of pests. ‘Gazelle SG’ should be applied at the recommended rate of use and in sufficient water volume to achieve the required spray penetration into the crop and uniform coverage necessary for optimal pest control. 

This Emergency Authorisation relates to the use of ‘Gazelle SG’ (MAPP 13725) for the control of peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) to prevent virus yellows infection. Applications to be made via horizontal boom sprayer in water volumes of 200 to 600 litres water per hectare. Latest time of application is when leaves cover 10% of the ground.

This Emergency Authorisation will expire on 31 July 2020.

For any returning application the following data requirements must be addressed:

  • A total of 8 residues trials conducted at the proposed GAP on sugar beet. 
  • Monitoring information of the application and evidence of how use of the product has been limited and controlled. This must include information on fields (aphid and yellow virus complex count) which have not been treated by this product and what methods were used to maintain effective control, along with associated effectiveness of the alternatives used.
  • Where possible, geographical locations of aphid counts and virus spread must be provided to support a returning application.
  • Where possible, geographical locations of treated fields and the spray programs used during 2020 must be provided to support a returning application.



The conditions below are obligatory.  They must be complied with when the Emergency authorisation occurs.  Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in the withdrawal or amendment of the Emergency authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and may result in other enforcement action, including prosecution.  For the purposes of this Emergency authorisation only, the conditions and/or requirements shown below supersede any corresponding conditions and/or requirements set out on the label or otherwise provided for under the product authorisation which would otherwise apply.


Field of use:        ONLY AS AN INSECTICIDE

User:                  Professional


Maximum individual dose: (g product / ha)

Maximum total dose:

Maximum number of treatments: (per crop)

Latest time of application:

Sugar beet




Up to and Including BBCH 31

The following Aquatic Buffer Zones must be observed:



Aquatic buffer zone distance (metres):


Sugar beet


see Environmental Protection Phrases 1 and 2


Environmental protection:

  • Horizontal boom sprayers must be fitted with three star drift reduction technology for all uses.
  • Crops/situations with >5m buffer zone:

Since there is a risk to aquatic life from use, direct spray from horizontal boom sprayers must not be allowed to fall within the distance specified for the crop of the top of the bank of any static or flowing waterbody or within 1m of the top of a ditch which is dry at the time of application.

  • Buffer zones must be measured in accordance with the guidance set out in the booklet ‘Local Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides - Horizontal Boom Sprayers’ available from HSE Chemicals Regulation Division’s website and any amendments made to it.
  • The results of the LERAP must be recorded in written form and must be available for a period of three years for inspection to any person entitled to exercise enforcement powers under or in connection with the Plant Protection Products Regulations 2011 or the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012. (An electronic record will satisfy the requirement for a written record, providing it is similarly available for inspection and can be copied).
  • To protect non target insects/arthropods spray equipment must be fitted with three star drift reduction technology and respect an unsprayed buffer zone of 10 m to non-crop land.

Other specific restrictions:

  • This product must only be applied for the control of peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) in accordance with the terms of this Emergency authorisation and the product label and/or leaflet.
  • This product must not be applied via hand-held equipment.
  • Buffer zones greater than 5m are NOT eligible for buffer zone reduction under the LERAP scheme.
  • Low drift spraying equipment must be operated according to the specific conditions stated in the official three star rating for that equipment as published on HSE Chemicals Regulation Division’s website. These operating conditions must be maintained until 30m from the top of the bank of any surface water bodies.
  • Growers must refer to BBRO advice and BASIS qualified agronomists when considering the need to spray.
  • Where multiple applications are required, flonicamid must be included in the spray programme. If thiacloprid is available, this should be used in alternation with flonicamid early in the treatment programme.
  • Three consecutive sprays of thiacloprid and acetamiprid containing products must not be made. The total number of applications of thiacloprid and acetamiprid containing products must not exceed three.
  • Three consecutive sprays of acetamiprid containing must not be made.
  • Where ‘Insyst’ has been applied only one application of ‘Gazelle SG’ is permitted. Where ‘Insyst’ has not been applied two applications of ‘Gazelle SG’ are permitted.
  • Applications must not exceed a maximum total dose of 100 g acetamiprid / ha in a three-year period in the same field.
  • A minimum interval of seven days between applications of acetamiprid containing products must be observed.



Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in the withdrawal or amendment of the Emergency Authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and may result in other enforcement action, including prosecution.

Adverse effects:

The authorisation holder must immediately notify the Secretary of State if they have any new information on the potentially adverse effects of the authorised product, or of residues of an active substance in that product when used in accordance with the conditions of this Emergency Authorisation.  For those products authorised under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 authorisation holders must also tell the other relevant competent authorities of the EC Member States (a list of which is available from the Health and Safety Executive) and the EC Commission.  Failure to comply with this requirement is an offence.

Provision of information:

The authorisation holder must comply with all requests for information required by, or on behalf of, the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.


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