Minor crops and applications
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.
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.