PSD is an executive agency of Defra. They ensure that pesticides in the UK are safe for users, consumers and the environment.
- To ensure the safe use of pesticides for people and the environment
- To reduce the negative impacts of pesticides, encourage reductions in their use, taking account of best pactice, and the development and introduction of alternative ways to control pests, weeds and diseases. This is part of the move towards sustainable food and farming
- To harmonise pesticide regulation within Europe and provide a level playing field for crop protection