Guidance for professional users of Plant Protection Products

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If you use professional plant protection products as part of your work, or if you have professional PPPs applied by a third party as part of your work in agriculture, horticulture, the amenity sector or forestry in Great Britain, then you must notify Defra by June 22, 2022.

The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020 apply the Official Controls Regulations (OCR) to PPPs in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

They introduce requirements for all operators involved in the supply of PPPs and professional users to notify their competent authority.

In England this is the Secretary of State. In Wales and Scotland this is the Welsh and Scottish Ministers.

Defra is collecting information on behalf of Scottish and Welsh Governments.

The OCR aims to improve feed and food safety, animal health and welfare and plant health by applying official controls throughout the agri-food supply chain.

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