News - Crop Protection

21/10/2021

In 2019, a charter has been drawn up for the reduction of concentrations of problematic plant protection products in surface water. Meanwhile, this lead to actual emission reduction plans for diflufenican and S-metolachlor.

28/07/2021

Currently, a number of adjustments to the website are being made due to a switchover to a new software system. We try to keep the impact on website visitors to a minimum.

07/04/2021

This year flufenacet, metazachlor, terbuthylazine and dimethenamid-p were selected as the active substances to monitor in order to reduce the concentration of problematic plant protection products in surface water.

18/02/2021

We will be moving on 1 March 2021. Our address changes but our other contact details remain the same.

08/12/2020

We have updated the guidelines for the notification of plant protection products to the Poison Centre, including information on the UFI code.

19/05/2020

On April 29, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the results of a first research on the risk to the consumer from exposure to reidues of diverse plant protection products via food. Based on the first cumulative risk assessment, there is no reason to modify existing authorisations or to revise the current maximum residue limits for individual substances.

26/03/2020

Due to the measures of the corona crisis, we, like most other Belgians, work from home. This means that we only work electronically and that needs some adaptation.

18/02/2020

On 16 January 2019, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the authorisation procedure for pesticides in the European Union. Our department has analysed the recommendations to the Member States.

19/07/2019

As of 29 July 2019, a number of fees for applications for authorisation of plant protection products will be increased. The method of calculating the annual contributions that will apply to the quantities sold in 2020 and payable in 2021 will also be modified.

08/05/2019

Annual sales data of plant protection products are essential for several social actors and especially for those interested in the sustainable development of agriculture. This information is now available online.