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EU standards issued for agchem equipment inspections

The European Commission has issued new harmonised standards for the inspection of pesticide application equipment. The standards cover sprayers in use, and include four parts: general; horizontal boom sprayers; sprayers for bush and tree crops; and fixed and semi-mobile sprayers. The standards form part of the EU sustainable use of pesticides Directive (2009/128), which is designed to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticide use on health and the environment.



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