CRD to update growers on new pesticide regulations

Growers are being given the chance to get up to speed on the new pesticide regulations thanks to a one-day conference being held by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD).

The event is being held on Tuesday 19 October and will focus on the implementation of Regulation 1107/2009 - the EC’s new regulatory framework for placing plant protection products on the market which is replacing the existing 91/414/EEC framework.

Topics being covered on the day include:

  • The main provisions of the regulation
  • procedures for new active substances and active substance renewal
  • substance approval criteria including the progression of the endocrine disrupter criteria
  • zonal authorisations – guidance and issues
  • comparative assessment
  • low-risk products including the UK bio-pesticide scheme transitional measures
  • managing the transition
  • updates on the progress of the UK implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive

The National Science Learning Centre at the University of York is the venue for the event. For more information visit http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/corporate.asp?id=936


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