Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Germany issues advice to home pesticide users

The German federal office for consumer protection and food safety, the BVL, has issued guidelines for home and small garden use for pesticides. Not all approved pesticides have home and small garden use but the ones that can be used for such purposes must carry a label specifically stating such use. The office lays stress on responsible use as “the legal provisions for the application of plant protection products also apply to lay people”. That implies carefully reading instructions on the label and seeking advice from retailers, who are legally obligated to advise buyers. Law prohibits any application on paved surfaces such as roads, driveways, garage floors and terraces. Any such applications are punishable with fines. The BVL advises caution when purchasing over the internet, as not all internet dealers provide application advice to users.

Advertisement

Topics

What to read next

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG004526

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel