Minor crops and applications

Minor crops

The minor crops have a number of specific characteristics:

  • they are highly diverse (from herbs to horticulture)
  • they have a high added value
  • they are cultivated in a limited area
  • there are relatively few plant protection products authorised in these crops

Examples of minor crops include ornamental plants, chives and raspberries.

You can find the complete list of minor crops here.

Minor applications

In addition to minor crops there are also 'minor applications' which relates to an application of a plant protection product in a major crop to control a pest or disease which only occurs sporadically.