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Pesticide Issues

This website shows you how to gain authorisation for pesticides used in Agriculture, Horticulture or the Home Garden (Plant Protection Products). It also gives guidance on how to use these products safely and information about controls over pesticide residues in food.

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Regulatory and Information Updates

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  • Gamekeeper sentenced for seven wildlife offences 19 November 2014: On Thursday 6th November a north Norfolk gamekeeper was given a suspended prison sentence for seven wildlife offences
  • Comparative assessment 14 November 2014: This Update explains how HSE will undertake comparative assessment and substitution, a new requirement for plant protection products introduced by EU Regulation 1107/2009 and gives new guidance for applicants. Comparative assessment is required for relevant applications after 1 April 2015 (not 1 January as initially published on 14th Nov.)
  • Biocide Product Family Seminar - 25th February 2015 11 November 2014: HSE will be holding a one-day seminar in Liverpool on 25th February 2015 demonstrating a practical approach on data requirements and processes pertinent to biocide product family applications
  • Tank mixtures of plant protection products - Updated UK requirements 10 November 2014: This Update advises applicants of a change in the data required to support a convenience tank mix listed on the product label.

Other News Items

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User Areas

We have a number of different User area home pages to give links to information most relevant to particular users

Advisory Groups

These groups provide advice to the Chemicals Regulation Directorate and others on a range of issues relating to pesticides


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