Sustainable use directive - pesticides

Published 7 May 14

SUD information card 2014

All countries in the European Union are implementing the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) in relation to pesticide use. The Directive applies in every EU country and sets minimum standards for the safe use of professional plant protection products (pesticides). Due to existing legislation and the Voluntary Initative (VI), many UK farmers and growers already meet most of the requirements of the Directive.

This short card details the key time points and actions in relation to SUD implementation. Further more detailed information can be found on the VI website.