Changes due to Brexit
Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.
We have made a number of databases available for your information on this website.
Please note there can be a time lag between new authorisations being issued and their details appearing on our website databases. A similar delay can also occur when changes are made to existing authorisations. Please therefore contact us if you wish to be absolutely sure that the information you are looking for is the most up to date.
Currently authorised (extant) plant protection products:
- Garden Pesticides Search (Amateur Uses)
Search for currently authorised products for use by amateurs (non-professionals). You can search for the plant/area to be treated, the product name, marketing company, active substance, MAPP number (registration number), or type of pesticide. A user guide is available to aid searching.
- The Pesticides Register Database
Search for extant plant protection products with on-label authorisations. The User Guide provides helpful information on the type of searches you can do.
- Published "on-label" e-@pprovals documents
Database shows documentation issued since 2005 for a particular plant protection product including authorisations (or permits), amendments to authorisations and withdrawal notices. This includes products that have expired and are no longer authorised. You will need to know the MAPP (registration) number or name of the product for the public search facility.
Extensions of authorisation, adjuvants, commodity substances and basic substances
- Extension of Authorisation for minor use in the UK (formerly known as 'SOLA s')
- Withdrawal Notices for Extension of authorisation for a minor use
Where an Extension of authorisation has been immediately withdrawn, withdrawal notices will be published here.
- Adjuvant Information Database
All details of adjuvants: Search by Adjuvant Name, Adjuvant Number, Applicant, Effective Adjuvant Component, Active, Plant Protection Product and Crop.
- Commodity Substances
View approval information for commodity substances.
A basic substance is a commonly available commodity which has been assessed as acceptable for specific plant protection purposes. Examples of basic substances include: sucrose, calcium hydroxide and vinegar.
Basic substances must not be sold as a plant protection product nor can they be labelled with any plant protection claims or the uses approved at an EU level. Growers may however purchase these commodities and use them in accordance with the approved conditions of use. No separate authorisation for the use is required.
Full details of the currently approved active substances (chemical, low- risk and basic) including the review report can be found on the EU – Pesticides Database.
Basic substances must not be confused with products containing low-risk active substances which need to be evaluated and authorised in the usual way.Further information on Low-Risk and Basic Substances.
Other useful lists and links
- Link to an excel file showing details of the UK reference products for parallel trade permits issued before 2 April 2012
This list has been added as set out in Regulatory Update 09/2012 to give details of UK reference products for parallel trade permits issued before 2 April 2012. Parallel trade permits issued after 2 April 2012 will include details of the UK reference product.
- A list of product expiry dates is available from CRD. Email CRD.Information.Management@hse.gov.uk
- Products granted 'Own-Use' Parallel trade permits
An introduction and list of permits available in Word 97 format.
- Banned Pesticides (in the UK)
- Products subject to a 'No-Spray' Buffer Zone
Obtain a list of products together with guidance on whether Local Environmental Risk Assessments for Pesticides (LERAPs) can be used.
- Crop Conversion - Old and New Names
Find the old (historical) and new (hierarchy) name for a crop/situation.
- MRLs Databases
View the latest Maximum Residue Level (MRL) information (UK/EC) and Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX).
- The Toxicological Endpoints Database: This database has been removed from the CRD website because primary sources of the information it contained are now available on official websites:
Further information on pesticides evaluated in the EU on Europa website
(Select the chemical of interest and click on 'show details'.)
Further information on pesticides evaluated by the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) (Click on the link to 'alphabetical list of pesticides'. Background information can be obtained by using the other links.)