The following alerts are based on the data in the tables below. An absence of an alert does not imply the substance has no implications for human health, biodiversity or the environment but just that we do not have the data to form a judgement.
Human health Moderate alert: Possible Carcinogen; Possible Acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor; Neurotoxicant
A fungicide for various horticultural crops used to control a range of plant pathogens. Usually used as the aluminium variant.
Example pests controlled
Phytophthora and Pythium root and crown rots, Pseudomonas apple blister spot, Alternaria
Fruit including grapes, apples, pears raspberry, blackberry, strawberry; Ginseng; Lettuce; Onion; Broccoli; Tobacco; Turf; Ornamentals
Efficacy & activity
Fosetyl is an approved fungicide under EU regulations and is usually used as the aluminium salt. Most of its reported properties apply to the aluminium variant which has a high aqueous solubility and a low volatility. It is not usually persistent in soil systems but may, under certain conditions, persist in water. It has a low mammalian toxicity and is not associated with any serious medical conditions but may be an eye irritant. It has a low to moderate toxicity to most terrestrial and aqueous species.
Introduction & key dates
UK regulatory status
UK COPR regulatory status
Date COPR inclusion expires
UK LERAP status
Buffer probably required in UK - see product label
EC Regulation 1107/2009 (repealing 91/414)
EC Regulation 1107/2009 status
Date EC 1107/2009 inclusion expires
EU Candidate for substitution (CfS)
Listed in EU database
Approved for use (✓) under EC 1107/2009 in the following EU Member States
Lewis, K.A., Tzilivakis, J., Warner, D. and Green, A. (2016) An international database for pesticide risk assessments and management. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 22(4), 1050-1064. DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2015.1133242