Research and Development (R&D)

HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) manages, on behalf of Defra, a R&D programme in support of Government policy on plant protection product use.

Research supports two areas of our work:

  • Regulatory activity, including informing the policy-making process and developing better ways to assess and manage risks arising from use.
  • More sustainable use, including exploring a range of crop protection practices designed to help minimise risks to human health and the environment and reduce reliance on chemical pesticides.

Details on the research projects managed by HSE are available on the Defra website, including final reports on completed projects.

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Updated 2021-08-23