Plant protection products
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Plant protection products (PPP) are formulations used in agriculture for protecting plants and crops from pests, pathogens and weeds. Because their active substances may contain hazardous properties, they shall, with a view to protect human health and the environment, undergo an evaluation and assessment of acceptable use before being placed on the market. The procedures of evaluating active substances and formulations are called authorisation. The aim of the surveillance of the placing on the market and use of PPPs is to minimise the risks to human health and the environment. Slovenia and EU Member States promote and support plant protection methods alternative to the use of chemical PPPs, although chemical PPPs are still necessary in today’s agricultural practice.