Training of distributors

Pesticide distributors must have the necessary knowledge to provide their customers with the correct advice. Green Growth will therefore introduce a requirement for the training of pesticide distributors.

It is a requirement of the EU Framework Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides that not only farmers but also pesticide distributors must possess the requisite knowledge to provide their customers with the correct advice.

The objective is to ensure that distributors are able to communicate important information on the use of the pesticides they sell and in particular information on the risks to health and the environment that may be associated with their use.  Distributors will therefore be offered a course followed by an exam leading to a certificate that proves that they have acquired the necessary knowledge.

In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency will amend the Statutory Order on training so that it includes the requirement on the training of distributors.

Read the Statutory Order (retsinfo.dk, in danish)