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Pesticide Stewardship and Regulation: practical experiences and novel - PS2816

With a declining range of pesticides available to UK growers it is important for the viability of the UK arable and some specialist sectors that currently approved products remain on the market. Many popular active ingredients are off patent which may mean that imports of generic product may not attract sufficient stewardship support from importers, while primary manufacturers may not be able to justify the full costs of an effective product stewardship programme in the commercial market. The study will investigate the efficacy and costs of pesticide product stewardship and the acceptability of potential
mechanisms that could be used to encourage better stewardship.

Methods: The project splits into three distinct activities Product Stewardship Review – interviews on the efficacy and constraints on industry-led product stewardship activities for specific actives with manufacturers and agricultural supply chain stakeholders and discussions with manufacturers and agricultural supply chain stakeholders New or Additional Policy Measures that could enhance post approval arrangements or requirements for product stewardship. Subject to feedback from the participants, a Stewardship Workshop may be held to share best practice and validate findings from the research.
To prepare and submit a report: “Pesticide Stewardship and Regulation: practical experiences and novel
approaches to improve market support” by 31 May 2013
To organise Stewardship Workshop (subject to Client agreement by 31 March 2013)
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : PS2816 Final report   (774k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2013

Cost: £24,862
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Goldsworthy Associates Consortuin
Pesticide use              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety