WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 (AS AMENDED)
Licence to release Heterorhabditis bacteriophora , Steinernema carpocapsae and
This licence is granted under Section 16(4)(c) and 16(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) by Scottish Ministers who after consultation with, and having been advised as to the circumstances in which they should grant such licences by, Scottish Natural Heritage are satisfied as to the purpose for which the licence is granted, namely, the supply and release of Steinernema carpocapsae in combination Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in the product known as ‘Supernemos 2’. The product being supplied by Nemos Horticulture Ltd, 37 Woodlands Rise, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. The licence is valid, unless previously revoked, from 21 February 2011 to 31 December 2011 is only valid in Scotland and authorises:
Mr Ciaran Walsh
Nemos Horticulture Ltd
37 Woodlands Rise
Or any person authorised in writing by him,
To supply Steinernema carpocapsae in combination Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in the product known as ‘Supernemos 2’ for the control of vine weevil, (Otiorhynchus sulcatus), wireworms (Agriotes lineatus), strawberry root weevil (Otiorhychus ovatus), carrot fly maggots (Psila rosae), cutworms (larvae of the turnip moth, Agrotis segetum), leatherjackets, (Tipula paludosa), larvae of the family Sciaidae, cabbage worm (larvae of Pieris rapae) and chafer grub (Melolontha melolontha). Application only to be used on ornamentals, nursery stock, soft fruit, vegetable crops and turf.
This licence only applies in respect of disease free Steinernema carpocapsae Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in the product known as ‘Supernemos 2’
Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora used in the product known as Supernemos 2 must be sourced from a company that holds a licence for the release of Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in Scotland, issued under Section 16 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The company will provide the Scottish Ministers with a copy of this licence before any release of Supernemos 2 takes place. The licencee will immediately inform the Scottish Ministers in writing if the supplier changes and, provide a copy of the licence held by the new supplier.
If there is evidence that Supernemos 2 has become established in the environment, the licencee shall notify the Scottish Ministers immediately in writing
The total number of individual nematodes of the species Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (as described at 2) released for crop control of pests in an individual crop shall not exceed 7,000,000 at any one time up to twice in any year for the home grown fruit and vegetable and hobby garden markets and, 170,000,000 for any one time, up to twice in any year for commercial producers.
When the licencee supplies Supernemos 2 to a grower, he shall also supply a copy of the appropriate Growers Licence with instructions relating to the application of Supernemos 2 including the maximum rate of application as detailed in condition 4 above.
The licencee will also supply to the grower, a copy of his growers guidelines and monitoring protocols, designed to minimise the escape of Supernemos 2 into the wild.
If there is any evidence that Supernemos 2 has caused any damage to crops on the areas covered by this licence, the licencee shall notify the Scottish Ministers immediately in writing.
The licencee shall supply a written report to the Scottish Ministers in January 2012, containing information including confirmation that annual checks have been undertaken to ensure the cultures used were both disease and parasite free. Details of where and how many were released during the year and, an assessment of how successful the treatments were in each area.
The Licensee shall produce the licence when required to do so by any authorised officer of the Scottish Government or by any police officer.
This licence may be revoked or amended at any time by the Scottish Ministers.
Authorised on behalf of Scottish Ministers
By a member of staff of the Scottish Executive
Natural Resources Division
Rural and Environment Directorate
1 – D North
21 February 2011