Series on Pesticides and Biocides

2311-4592 (online)
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This is a selection of the Series on Pesticides and the Series on Biocides.

The objective of the OECD Pesticide Programme is to help governments co-operate in assessing and reducing the risks of agricultural pesticides. The OECD encourages governments to share the work of pesticide registration and develops tools to monitor and minimise pesticide risk to health and the environment.

Non-agricultural pesticides are dealt with under the OECD Biocides Programme. Biocides represent a range of products that help destroy and control viruses, bacteria, algae etc. such as disinfectants, wood preservatives and rodenticides.

OECD Guidance Document on Defining Minor Uses of Pesticides

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03 Sep 2014
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Minor use is the use of chemical pesticides or non-chemical means of crop protection where the potential use is on a scale not sufficiently large to justify registration of that use from an applicant’s perspective alone. Typically minor uses involve crops grown on a small scale (minor crops) and often are high value specialty crops. Additionally minor uses can involve uses within major crops in terms of controlling minor pests and diseases. This results in a situation where specialty crop industries are either without or are lacking sufficient access to pesticides to adequately protect those crops.

This Guidance for Defining Minor Uses of Pesticides is provided to encourage and enhance member countries similarities in their approaches to defining minor uses, and to ensure that those needs are appropriately regulated, managed and addressed in their respective countries.


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