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Notification of the use of plant protection products for others

Anyone who wishes to use plant protection products for others – other than occasional neighbourhood assistance – or to advise others on plant protection for commercial purposes or in the context of other economic undertakings must notify the competent authority for the place of business and the place of activity before commencing the activity.

The use of plant protection products in the occasional neighbourhood assistance is not notifiable.

Process flow

Anyone who uses plant protection products for others in Lower Saxony – except for occasional neighbourhood help – must report this to the Plant Protection Office of the LWK Niedersachsen as the competent authority before commencing the activity, i.e. register.

It is necessary to provide the following information:

  • Information on the holding using plant protection products for others
  • Information on responsible persons of the company
  • Names and addresses of the qualified person(s) on the holding who use plant protection products for others
  • Information on the type of establishment and the intended activity

After successful notification, you will receive a written confirmation of the advertisement and registration.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture.

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

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Requirements

The use of plant protection products for others must be notified to the competent authority before commencing the activity.

Changes in personnel using plant protection products for others shall be notified immediately to the competent body.

A further prerequisite is that the user is knowledgeable within the meaning of § 9 PflSchG.

Plant Protection Act (PflSchG)

Which documents are required?

Double-sided copies of the certificate of competence (credit card) must be attached.

What are the fees?

Fee: 13,00 - 49,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deletion after completion of the processing with a notice period of 15 years.

Processing duration

1.5 months

Applications / forms

The completed notification form (form for the notification of the use of plant protection products for others) must be accompanied by a copy of the certificate of competence on both sides.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.