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department of crops protection


Joanna Tumińska

Head of department

(+48-22) 652-93-11

 

MARKETING AND USE OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS

 

The State Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service has the following tasks with regard to the sale and use of plant protection of plant protection products:

  • supervision of marketing and repackaging of plant protection products;

  • supervision of Integrated Production;

  • supervision of plant protection products use;

  • supervision of technique of plant protection products use.

 

SUPERVISION OF MARKETING AND REPACKAGING OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS

 

The Service controls the conditions of marketing and repackaging of plant protection products in order to prevent such situations as sales by unqualified personnel, peddling, marketing and repackaging of plant protection products in places not adapted for this purpose, distribution of plant protection products non-authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development or distribution of plant protection products not fulfilling the quality requirements specified in authorization process. The following measures are used to comply with these tasks:

  • maintaining a record of organizational units to carry out the training courses for stakeholders in the scope of marketing and repackaging of plant protection products, and supervision of these training courses in order to provide its high standards;

  • maintaining a record of stakeholders marketing and repackaging of plant protection products, and issuance of certificates of registration of this activity;

  • inspections of places, where plant protection products are or can be marketed or repackaged, in order to verify their compliance with the current legal provision, and in case of non-compliance - penalizing irregularities;

  • official quality control of marketed plant protection products, including sampling and laboratory testing, in order to verify its compliance with the quality requirements specified in the authorization process;

  • authorization of organizational units to carry out the plant protection products efficacy trails for registration purpose and supervision of the compliance with the principles of Good Experimental Practice.

 

SUPERVISION OF INTEGRATED Production

 

Activities in this scope are aimed at production of safe food, which is carried out with the sustainable use of biological and technical development in plant growing, protection and fertilizing with parallel consideration of environment protection. Producers fulfilling the requirements, resulting from the legal provisions in the scope of Integrated Production, may obtain IP certificate, which facilitate the sale of agricultural products in Poland and Europe. To this end, the following measures are applied:

  • maintaining  records of producers, who grow their crops in compliance with the Integrated Production principles;

  • supervision of training courses in the scope of Integrated Production;

  • inspections of documents, crops and crops quality for residue of plant protection products, heavy metals, nitrates,  elements and harmful substances;

  • issuance of certificates of Integrated Production.

 

SUPERVISION OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS USE

 

In order to supervise the use of plant protection products, the Service carries out a variety of activities to ensure the safety of users, to prevent environment contamination and to protect consumers from the risk of residues of plant protection products in food. The following measures are used for these purposes:

  • maintaining a record of organizational units in order to carry out training courses for users of plant protection products to raise the farmers’ awareness of plant protection standards and environmental issues, and supervision of these training courses;

  • supervision of places where plant protection products are used in order to check the compliance of its application and recording with the current legal provisions and instructions, and in case of non-compliance penalizing irregularities;

  • official test control for residues of plant protection products in order to verify that appropriate products are used and that pre-harvest intervals are kept;

  • monitoring of usage of plant protection products in economically important crops for purpose of risk analyzes and specification of inspection’s plans;

  • participation in the Polish Rapid Alert System for Food and feed (RASFF), in cases of improper use of  plant protection products, in order to prevent marketing of potentially harmful plant crops.

 

SUPERVISION OF TECHNIQUE OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS USE

 

This task is to ensure that sprayers are in a good technical conditions in order to provide
a precise use of plant protection products, which results in both efficient and safe for people, animals and environment application. To this end, the following measures are applied:

  • authorization of organizational units to carry out controls of technical condition of sprayers and supervision of these units;

  • supervision of training courses for diagnostics technicians;

  • inspections of sprayers owned by users of plant protection products to verify up-to-date certificates of periodic control of technical conditions, and in case of non-compliance penalizing irregularities;

  • maintaining a record of checked sprayers.