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Authorisation for the use of an authorised plant protection product in another indication: granted - on a case-by-case basis


Plant protection products may only be used if they are authorised. The competent body may, on request and on a case-by-case basis, authorise the use of an authorised plant protection product in areas other than those specified by the authorisation if:

  1. the application is envisaged
    • crops which are grown only on a small scale, or
    • against harmful organisms which cause significant damage only in certain areas, and
  2. the intended use corresponds to that in a field of application specified by the authorisation.  

The authorisation shall be subject to the necessary conditions to protect public and animal health and to protect against other harmful effects, in particular on the ecosystem.

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony - Plant Protection Office.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

  • the application is intended
    • crops which are grown only on a small scale, or
    • against harmful organisms which cause significant damage only in certain areas, and
  • the intended use corresponds to that in an indication specified by the authorisation.

No documents are required.

Fees are charged in accordance with the scale of fees of the competent authority.

Period of Validity: 3 Years
(Standard period)

Processing Time: 1 Month
§ 3 paragraph 1 no. 5 Lower Saxony Ordinance on the winding-up administrative procedures for the implementation of federal law on a single body and on processing deadlines (NeSVO)

It should also be noted that an authorisation for the use of a plant protection product on plants and plant products from which foodstuffs can be obtained may only be granted if the expected residues are covered by a maximum level in the Residue Maximum Levels Regulation and the food obtained contributes only to a small extent to the daily average consumption.

Before granting the authorisation, the competent authority shall obtain an opinion from the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)