Chemical Expertise on Plant Protection Products

Pflanzenschutzmittel Labor

The ‘Chemical Expertise on Plant Protection Products’ project provides the basis for the approval of plant protection products in the key fields of product chemistry, environmental fate and behaviour, and residues on foods – an approval that ensures that PPPs are used in a manner that is safe for producers, consumers, and the environment. The assessment follows recognised guidelines which the ‘Plant Protection Chemistry’ research group helps to formulate as a member of national and international bodies. In-house- and third-party-funded projects help to find answers to basic and methodological issues posed by the approval process. Lastly, market controls and the contribution of the cantons help to ensure that PPP products in Switzerland meet quality standards and can be used safely.

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