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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.

EUROPE: Update of the guidance document on the scope and borderline issues of Reg. (EC) No 1107/2009

In May 2021, the Commission published a revision of the working guidance document SANCO Doc 6621-99 initiated in 1994 and relating to the scope and limits of application of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. A table lists the various cases examined and the conclusions issued by the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF). […]

FRANCE: Update of the list of spray drift reduction equipment

The French list of spray drift reduction equipment was updated by DGAL/SDQSPV/2021-364 note of 17 May 2021. This note repeals the previous one DGAL/SDQSPV/2020-689 of 06 November 2020. These equipments allow the reduction of the width of unsprayed buffer zones from water bodies, as well as the safety distances nearby residential areas. New equipments were […]

FRANCE: Withdrawal of mancozeb-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2020/2087 of 14 December 2020 concerning the non-renewal of mancozeb approval,  65 authorisations and 17 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this substance will be withdrawn from 04 July 2021. The end of sales and distribution is set on 04.07.2021. The end […]

FRANCE – ANSES: Amendment of marketing authorisations of metalaxyl-M-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2020/617 of 05 May 2020 concerning the renewal of metalaxyl-M approval and restricting the use for seed treatments, ANSES has amended 5 authorisations for plant protection products containing this substance. The decisions amending the authorisations have already been published since 26 February 2021, but […]