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This blog tracks the latest regulatory developments in the field of plant protection. It is organised into different sections: news, regulations, conferences and training courses.

FRANCE: Withdrawal of desmedipham-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/1100 of 27 June 2019 concerning the non-renewal of desmedipham approval, ANSES has withdrawn, from 01 January 2020, 7 authorisations and 12 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this substance. The end of sales and distribution initially set on 01.04.2020 is extended […]

FRANCE: 2019 National memos on the sustainable management of resistance to fungicides

Two national memos on the sustainable management of resistance to fungicides were published:   Management of resistance to fungicides used to control cereals diseases (in French) This memo provides an overview, by disease and by mode of action, of resistance to fungicides used to control cereal diseases and makes recommendations to limit the risk of […]

FRANCE: Withdrawal of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulations (EU) 2020/18 and 2020/17 of 10 January 2020 concerning respectively the non-renewal of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl approval, ANSES has withdrawn, from 16 February 2020, 9 authorisations and 1 parallel trade permit for plant protection products containing these substances. The end of sales and distribution is […]

EUROPE: Update of analytical guidance document for residues

Guidance document SANTE/12682/2019 “Analytical quality control and method validation procedures for pesticide residues analysis in food and feed” supersedes guidance document SANTE/11813/2017 from 01 January 2020. It describes the method validation and analytical quality control requirements to support the validity of data used for checking compliance with maximum residue limits, enforcement actions, or assessment of […]

FRANCE: Update of the French GEP reference document

The reference document of Good Experimental Practice (GEP) related to the accreditation to conduct officially recognised efficacy trials (Revision of 2 February 2020) supersedes the same guidance document (Revision of 1 November 2013) from 1st June 2020. This document is the French Reference document on Good Experimental Practice according to EPPO Standard PP 1/181 in […]