Plant protection products

Changes to the authorisation certificates

Currently, the authorisations of plant protection products are being transferred to a new database. This requires adjustments to the admissions themselves. This means that there may be small temporary differences between the pdf version of the authorisations and the data in the search module.

Electronic submission of applications for plant protection products

Applications can be submitted via the following email address: The email must clearly state all the information with reference to any attachment. Additional information can be submitted as an attachment to the e-mail or via another channel (e.g. a cloud system). Dossiers submitted electronically no longer need a submission in writing.



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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.