List of Minor Uses updated

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has updated the 'List of minor uses' in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations. This has led to the publication of version 4.0 in October 2020, which has taken account of version 2.2 of the definition list, scope of permitted use of plant protection products (DTG). As usual, this updated list of minor uses has been coordinated with the Ctgb.

The list (version 4.0, October 2020) replaces the previously published list of minor uses (version 3.0, Ctgb 2018). This list was submitted to the Ctgb by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality on 11 November of this year and will come into effect on 1 January 2021.

The most important changes from the previous version are the following:

  • The list of minor uses has been brought into line with the latest version of the DTG (version 2.2).
  • The group of flower bulbs and flower tubers, with the exception of lily and tulip, has been added.

In addition, the text at point 9 has been clarified: There must be economic damage by the organism that is to be claimed. Only actual pest-crop combinations can be applied for and authorised. In case of doubt as to whether economic damage can actually occur to the crop, the Ctgb will ask the NVWA for advice. Subsequently, the NVWA can ask the applicant to substantiate the plant protection problem involving the claimed pest or disease in the crop for which control is necessary to prevent/control economic damage.