LYNXEE: Appointment of Florence Dupeuble as Expert in Efficacy

Lynxee consulting’s team is pleased to announce the appointment of Florence Dupeuble.

With a Degree in Biology and Agronomy, Florence began her career as a research field trialist at INRA (French Institute for Agronomic Research) in arable crops and then as a field trialist testing PPPs in different organisations (CFPI Nufarm, Bayer CropScience, La Morinière, La Pugère).

She then worked as a project manager of GEP trials. She coordinated field trialists, processed ARM data and prepared trial reports (Anadiag France, Bayer CropScience, Philagro).

Florence was finally trained in the drafting of biological assessment dossiers (BAD).


Thanks to these varied and complementary experiences, she joined Lynxee consulting company where she is involved, among others, in the drafting of BAD, comparative assessment, labels and in field trials project management.

Lynxee consulting’s team welcomes Florence and encourages you to give her the preparation of your BADs. For sure you will be satisfied with the quality and rigour of her work and with her excellent communication skills.

EUROPE: end of DPD labelling and new ATP no. 10

As a reminder, mixtures (products) with old labels (classification according to the old Directive 1999/45/EC called ‘DPD’) will have to be withdrawn from the market on 1 June 2017. The CLP classification is now mandatory on labels of all mixtures. The latest exemption concerning products already on the market on 1 june 2015 has just ended.

On another note, the 10th ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) has been published and is applicable from 1 December 2018.

The plant protection substances concerned are as follows:

Bendiocarb, fipronil, spiroxamine, fenpyrazamine, dichlofluanid, cyproconazole, tefluthrin, terbuthylazine, thiacloprid, hexaflumuron, penthiopyrad.


To download:  COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/776 of 4 May 2017 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures


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EUROPE: A new database with genotoxicity endpoints

The overall objective from this EFSA project is the compilation of a database specific for pesticide active substances and their metabolites, which is comprising the different genotoxicity endpoints i.e. point mutations, structural and numerical chromosome aberrations. The database represents a practical tool to complement the in-silico tools i.e. QSAR, grouping and read across for prediction and indication of the genotoxicity hazard.

The availability of a database specific for pesticides active substances and their metabolites is expected to increase the specificity and sensitivity of the in-silico tools and to enlarge the chemical domains for their applicability. The database includes information on the endpoints evaluated, the test system used, activity following metabolic activation and the underlying mechanism of genotoxicity.

This information is necessary to derive the residue definition for the dietary risk assessment, a key step in the evaluation of the dietary risk for consumers of food commodities containing pesticides residues.

One of the key recommendations for further work includes the creation of a web portal to improve the accessibility of the data.


To download:  Compilation of a database, specific for the pesticide active substance and their metabolites, comprising the main genotoxicity endpoints


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FRANCE: The new Order on the Use of PPPs and adjuvants is finally published!

The new Order repealing the Order of 12 September 2006 has been published and entered into force on 08 May 2017. Seised by the National Association of Apples and Pears Producers (ANPP), the Council of State had asked the Ministry to repeal the previous text for procedural reasons.

After many discussions, this new Order finally only makes few modifications compared to the 2006 text. The main changes are as follows:

  • The list of products with a re-entry period of 48 hours has been extended to products classified CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic).
    • 24-hour re-entry period: products classified H315, H318 or H319
    • 48-hour re-entry period: products classified H317, H334, H340, H341, H350 and H350i, H351, H360F, H360D, H360FD, H360Fd H360Df, H361f, H361d, H361fd or H362
  • However, “in the case of a motivated, unanticipated and unforeseeable or imperatively necessary need”, these periods may be reduced to 6 or 8 hours provided that a tractor equipped with a cab with a charcoal filter is used if this filter is required at the time of application or that personal protective equipments required during the application phase of the product are worn.
  • water points to be taken into account within the framework of this Order will be defined by prefectural Decree.


To download:  Arrêté du 4 mai 2017 relatif à la mise sur le marché et à l’utilisation des produits phytopharmaceutiques et de leurs adjuvants visés à l’article L. 253-1 du code rural et de la pêche maritime

Our previous article: Public consultation on the New Order for plant protection products use


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FRANCE: Publication of 4 Orders ensuring the entry into force of saving certificates (‘CEPP’)

Four orders were issued late April – early May for saving Certificates (‘CEPP’). They confirm the effective entry into force of the CEPP system.


The first Order of 27 April 2017 describes the methodology and rules for calculating the  NODU indicator (Number of unit doses) and the frequency of calculation.

Five appendices specify:

  • Plant protection uses excluded from the NODU calculation;
  • Rules of calculation based on uses;
  • The average yield of crops;
  • Crop correspondence table (agricultural statistics and plant protection uses);
  • Reference NODU values ​​for each substance.


The second Order of 27 April 2017 defines the methodology for evaluating standardised actions. Each standardised action is evaluated according to three components in order to establish the number of associated certificates:

  • Component 1: its effect on the reduction of use and impact;
  • Component 2: its potential development;
  • Component 3: its ease of implementation and economic record.


The Order of 3 May 2017 defines the modalities of application for the grant of CEPPs.

Applications for the issue of CEPP referred to in Article R. 254-35 of the Rural Code and for sea fishing shall be made by means of an electronic application accessible at the following address: https: //


The Order of 9 May 2017 defines standardised measures for the saving of plant protection products. Twenty five standardised actions are defined.


To download:  

Arrêté du 27 avril 2017 définissant la méthodologie de calcul et la valeur des doses unités de référence des substances actives phytopharmaceutiques

Arrêté du 27 avril 2017 définissant la méthodologie d’évaluation des actions standardisées d’économie de produits phytopharmaceutiques

Arrêté du 3 mai 2017 relatif aux modalités de demande de délivrance de certificats d’économie de produits phytopharmaceutiques

Arrêté du 9 mai 2017 définissant les actions standardisées d’économie de produits phytopharmaceutiques

Our previous article: New Decree for PPP saving certificates (‘CEPP’)


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EFSA: Issues in physical-chemical properties and analytical methods

During the EFSA peer review of pesticide active substances under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, several aspects in the area of identity and analytical methods were identified by EFSA and Member States that needed discussion with experts from national Authorities in order to enhance the harmonisation of the risk assessment of active substances.

The main issues identified were related to the quality and level of details of the assessment reports and the adherence to the new data requirements, in particular regarding analytical methods and issues related to the assessment of the impurity profiles and the proposed specifications.

All these issues were discussed in a general meeting. Recommendations were compiled on the basis of the discussions and conclusions achieved at the meeting. These recommendations will be applied during the EFSA peer review of the active substances, and are expected to provide additional clarifications to applicants and rapporteur Member States regarding the scientific interpretation of the relevant guidance documents when preparing the dossiers and the draft/renewal assessment reports.


To download:  Outcome of the pesticides peer review meeting on general recurring issues in physical and chemical properties and analytical methods


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EUROPE: Review of exposure data to pesticides

Over the last 30-40 years there has been growing concern regarding the contamination of the environment by pesticides and public concerns regarding their own exposure to pesticides began to gain momentum around the early 2000s. In 2014, the ‘EFSA Guidance on the assessment of exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessment for plant protection products’ and a spreadsheet calculator to facilitate calculation of exposures were published. The datasets on which the calculations are made are restricted in terms of there being a limited number of studies and incompleteness. Consequently, EFSA have commissioned a study to review and evaluate all published data related to the exposure to pesticides for residents and bystanders and for environmental risk assessment.

This document constitutes the final report for the EFSA project. The overall aim of this project is to collate all published data (predominately peer-reviewed publications supplemented by grey-literature) for the last 25-years relating to resident and bystander exposure to pesticides and to develop and populate a database to support non-dietary exposure assessments for regulatory purposes. More specifically it covers the following 4 themes:

  • Resident and bystander exposure to pesticides;
  • Air concentrations (vapours and aerosols) of plant protection substances;
  • Drift values from spray, seed and granular applications both in the field and undercover;
  • Dislodgeable foliar residues.


To download:  Review of the published exposure data to pesticides for residents and bystanders, and for environmental risk assessment: Final report


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FRANCE: Update of the list of spray drift reduction equipment – May 2017

The French list of spray drift reduction equipments which allow the reduction of the width of unsprayed buffer zones from water bodies was updated by DGAL/SDQSPV/2017-437 note, published on 23 May  2017. This note repeals the previous Note DGAL/SDQSPV/2017-122 of 15 February 2017 (see our previous article: FRANCE: 2017 update of the list of spray drift reduction equipment).

This note aims at updating the list of spraying equipments characterised by a minimum efficacy of 66% for drift reduction. New equipments (nozzles) were added for vineyards, orchards and low crops.

To download:

Note de service DGAL/SDQSPV/2017-437 (in French)


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