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Pesticides - Resources

Brexit: Transition period

The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.

Find the latest information on our Brexit pages


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

A-Z Index

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


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

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

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

EU Legislation

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

Regulation (EC)No 1107/2009

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

Link to Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 on Eurlex website

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

Link to Commission Regulation (EU) No 283/2013) on Eurlex website

Communication - list of test methods and guidance documents

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

Link to Commissions Regulation 284/2013 – on Eurlex Website

Communication - list of test methods and guidance documents

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

Link to Commission Regulation EU 546/2011 on Eurlex website

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

Link to Commission Regulation EU 547/2011

Further information about classification and labelling

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

Link to EU Directive 2009/128/EC (establishes a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides, transposed in the UK by "The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 (see below))

UK Legislation


Updated 2019-11-20