New registration requirement for users of pesticides

18 July 2022
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The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020 (OCR) are now in force for pesticide users to appear on a central register.

All businesses, organisations or sole traders using or storing professional plant protection products (PPPs) or adjuvants in Great Britain must register with DEFRA by 22 June, 2022.

If your business is located in Northern Ireland go to the DAERA website.

Registration applies to all organisations, whatever the size or business structure. Employees who use professional pesticides do not have to be individually registered, nor do those solely using amateur home and garden products.

Users must register every address where they store or apply PPPs and adjuvants, manage sales or keep records. 

Addresses where users apply PPPs for clients on their land should not be used.

More information can be found here.

The registration form can be found here