Advertisement on trade in plant protection products

Plant protection products are intended to protect plant products and plants, in particular crops (such as in agriculture, viticulture or fruit growing) from harmful organisms and other adverse effects. Plant protection products may only be used if their use is not expected to have harmful effects on human and/or animal health or groundwater. Other significant harmful effects, particularly on the natural budget, must also be ruled out. Plant protection products may only be used on open-air areas if they are used for agriculture, forestry or horticultural purposes. However, they may not be applied in or directly on surface and coastal waters. Before starting any commercial activity involving plant protection products, this must be notified to the authority responsible for the place of business and the place of activity. The obligation to notify exists if the plant protection products are to be used for others or if other persons wish to advise on the use of plant protection products in the context of economic activities. You are not required to report the occasional neighbourhood assistance when handling plant protection products. It is also necessary to report to the competent authority before starting the activity if plant protection products are to be placed on the market or introduced for commercial purposes or in the context of other economic undertakings. The use of plant protection products is permitted under the Plant Protection Act (PflSchG) only for persons who have the necessary technical knowledge and skills and who can guarantee that the use of plant protection products does not have any avoidable harmful effects on nature, humans and animals. Plant protection expertise must therefore prove to persons who have use plant protection products on a farm (including horticulture or forestry) or for the protection of stocks, engage in a notifiable activity (e.B. retail plant protection products or carry out commercial advice on the use of plant protection products) or Guide or supervise persons who use plant protection products in the context of a training relationship.

Name and address of the holding and the farmer or manager Place of activity Name and proof of the necessary technical knowledge and skills (certificate of expertise) of persons trading in plant protection products


Online procedure possible: no Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: no

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Valid proof of expertise Plant protection products may only be placed on the market by persons who have a valid certificate of expertise for the supply of plant protection products. The registration number of the certificate of expertise must be entered on the form. Proof of expertise can be requested under www.pflanzenschutz-skn.de.
The notification of trade in plant protection products will be made in writing via the available form: - Download and print or fill out the form from www.isip.de/psd-bb > Forms and Applications in Crop Protection. - Fill in the form, sign and attach a copy of the certificate of expertise (both sides). - Submit the documents to the Land Office for Rural Development, Agriculture and Land Reorganization (LELF), Unit 31 (General Plant Protection). - You will receive a registration number and a fee notice by post.

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Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) of the State of Brandenburg, Division 3
VL-MLUK-Abteilung3@MLUK.Brandenburg.de , +49 331 866 7601 (Secretariat)

Last update or date of publication
16.03.2020