Pesticides - Resources


Application Forms

See the following page in the Applicant Guidance: The Applicant Guide: What Should I Include In An Application

A-Z Index of Pesticides Website

Codes of Practice

Information and links to the "Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products" and the "Code of Practice for Suppliers of Pesticides to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry" as well as other related Codes of Practice: See Codes of Practice page


Searchable databases with information on current pesticide authorisations and permits, adjuvant listings, and Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs): See Databases page

Frequently Asked Questions

We have published some answers to frequently asked questions on this website, including questions about use of pesticides as well as queries regarding the registration of pesticide products: Frequently Asked Questions page

Guidance for Applicants (for approval of active substances and authorisation of Plant Protection Products/Pesticides)

For an introduction to the process see: Registering a Pesticide

Further details on how to submit an application are given in The Applicant Guide

Reporting Incidents of Pesticide Exposure

If you, your family, wildlife, or the environment have been affected by exposure to pesticides you are strongly advised to report it. Such incidents are taken very seriously but they need to be reported as soon as possible after the incident for an effective investigation to be undertaken. See: Reporting Incidents

  • HSE's Arrangements for Handling Pesticide Investigations and Concerns

EU Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market:

The List of approved active substances (Commission Implementing Regulation (EC) No 540/2011):

Active substance data requirements (Commission Regulation (EC) No 283/2013):

Plant protection products data requirements (Commission Regulation (EC) No 284/2013):

Uniform Principles for evaluation and authorisation of plant protection products (Commission Regulation(EC) No 546/2011):

Labelling requirements for plant protection products (Commission Regulation (EC) No 547/2011)

Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Directive 2009/128/EC)

UK Legislation


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Updated 2024-04-26