Risk assessment of pesticides for amateur/home garden use
An outline of the UK risk assessment scheme used to evaluate the risk to non-target organisms from plant protection products (PPPs) intended for use in private gardens by the amateur/home garden market.
- PDF, 413KB, 14 pages
This new guidance document applies to applications made to Northern Ireland and Great Britain. It enables applicants for products with an amateur use to risk envelope to a professional use risk assessment for which risk mitigation measures are in place for the aquatic compartment.
Products with buffer zones over a certain size will no longer be authorised for amateur use.
The document includes:
- details of the specific requirements for each area of the ecotoxicological risk assessment
- details of the labelling requirements for amateur/home garden products in relation to the ecotoxicological risk assessment
- a summary of the labelling requirements for amateur/home garden products when an exposure assessment for a corresponding professional use is referred to which requires risk mitigation for the aquatic compartment