Guide to cross compliance in England: 2016

SMR 10: Plant Protection Products (PPPs)

You must follow strict controls over the use of pesticides as they can harm people, wildlife and the environment.

What you must do

You must:

‘Good plant protection practice’ means a practice whereby the treatments with plant protection products applied to given plants or plant products, in conformity with the conditions of their authorised uses, are selected, dosed and timed to ensure acceptable efficacy with the minimum quantity necessary, taking due account of local conditions and of the possibilities for cultural and biological control.

  • use only plant protection products with a valid UK authorisation or parallel trade permit
  • meet the conditions and rules on the product label, in the authorisation, permit or in any extension of use.

More information

You should read the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance in the Code of Practice for using Plant Protection Products.


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