Agricultural pesticides and biocides

Agricultural Pesticides


Pesticides are chemical or biological products used in agriculture to protect plants. The objective of the OECD Pesticide Programme is to help governments co-operate in assessing and reducing the risks of agricultural pesticides. The OECD encourages governments to share the work of pesticide registration and develops tools to monitor and minimise pesticide risk to health and the environment. Non-agricultural pesticides are dealt with under the OECD Biocide Programme.

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Work areas


Pesticides Publications

Managing Pesticide Spray Drift

OECD MRL Calculator


Agricultural Chemical Pesticide Registration

Biological pesticides

Pesticide Testing and Assessment

Pesticide risk reduction

Minor Uses of Pesticides


Further Information on Pesticides 

 Further Information on Chemicals

OECD work on pesticides and sustainable pest management: 
Vision for the future

Objectives, Outcomes and Benefits of the Pesticides Programme

Other Pesticides Websites

Links to national re-review progammes


Activities on QSARS

OECD Harmonised TemplateseChem




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