As a basis for certification, Agroscope experts test and assess the efficacy data submitted by the companies as well as the application recommendations. Through extensive knowledge of the spectrum of activity, modes of action and resistance potential, the agronomic benefit and suitability of new resources can be gauged and sensible regulations and conditions of use according to good agricultural practice (GAP) can be stipulated. In some cases, additional experiments are set up for the development of comprehensive usage strategies and for dealing with gap indications. In order to further minimise the environmental hazards of PPP emissions, risk-reducing measures (e.g. drift-reducing application techniques) are developed and implementation is accompanied by practical recommendations.
Evaluating the Efficacy and Ensuring the Technically Optimal Use and Effective Risk Management of Plant Protection Products