Authorisation for the use of an authorised plant protection product in another indication: grant - on a case-by-case basis

Plant protection products may only be used if they are authorised. The competent body may, on a case-by-case basis, authorise the use of an authorised plant protection product in an indication other than that laid down by the authorisation, provided that:

  1. the application is envisaged
    • to plants that are grown only to a small extent, or
    • against harmful organisms which cause significant damage only in certain areas, and
  2. the intended use corresponds to that in a field of application specified by the authorisation.  

The authorisation shall be subject to the necessary conditions for the protection of human and animal health and for protection against other harmful effects, in particular on the natural balance.

No documents are required.

Preconditions

  • the application is envisaged
    • to plants that are grown only to a small extent, or
    • against harmful organisms which cause significant damage only in certain areas, and
  • the intended use corresponds to that in a field of application specified by the authorisation

Hints

It should also be noted that an authorisation for the use of a plant protection product on plants and plant products from which food can be obtained may only be granted if the expected residues are covered by a maximum quantity in the Maximum Residue Limits Regulation and the food obtained contributes only to a small extent to the daily average consumption quantity.

Before granting the authorisation, the competent authority shall obtain an opinion from the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Related Links

  • ยง 12 paragraph 6 Plant Protection Act (PflSchG)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018