Status of Spray Application in Poland Meeting EU Regulations
There is a very large potential for agriculture in Poland and consequently there is a considerable market for plant protection products (PPP). To date, the average use of PPPs is far below that for the rest of the EU (in this article EU refers to the original 15 member states), with the associated reduced negative consequences of chemical crop protection. However, the use of PPPs and the possibility of side effects needs to be carefully watched. The Polish legislation addressing crop protection issues, and spray application in particular, is fully adapted to current EU laws and standards. The control of this legislation must be intensified and relevant knowledge extended to farmers in order to improve their awareness, and ensure they implement good practices in their farming. The appropriate institutions and control systems have been established. Research on spray application and knowledge extension activities are being undertaken to meet these objectives.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 October 2008
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