Plant protection products have been developed to destroy weeds or pests, which is why they can also have detrimental effects on other organisms in the environment. Tukes can only accept the use of products that do not cause an environmental risk when used according to instructions. The safety of use is ensured with possible restrictions on use, based on a risk assessment.
Take the following in to consideration and reduce the environmental risk!
- Comply with product restrictions
Check the restrictions from the product’s sales packaging and follow them.
- Restrictions also listed in a register
You can check the currently valid restrictions from the plant protection product register.
- Water body restriction
The purpose of a water body restriction is to protect the plants and animals of water bodies from the detrimental effects of plant protection products.
- Groundwater restrictions
A groundwater restriction prevents easily migrating plant protection products or their degradation products from entering the groundwater and thus drinking water.
- Restriction on repeated use
If a product poses unacceptable risks to soil organisms if used annually, Tukes can restrict the use of the product to alternate years.
- Organism warning
Tukes can impose restrictions on product use to protect, for example, pollinators such as bees and bumblebees.
- Plants outside the treated area
Where necessary, Tukes recommends protecting plants outside the treated area from plant protection product spray drift according to the recommendations printed on the product’s sales packaging.