Fertilisers and Pesticides


Officers should have a working knowledge of the composition and labelling of EC and non-EC fertilisers. They should also be aware of the statutory responsibility of local authorities to ensure compliance with the retail aspects of the advertising, sale and supply of pesticides.

Core Learning Resources


Regulation 2003/2003: Fertilisers


Both Europa

Includes Directive 2009/128: Sustainable Use of Pesticides

 Specific Chemicals: Fertilisers

European Commission (EC)

 Plant Protection Product Legislation in the UK

 Guidance on Advertising Plant Protection Products

Both Chemicals Regulation Directorate – Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Further Reading

 Nutrient Management Guide

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Aimed at farmers


Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

  Codes of Practice

Chemicals Regulation Directorate – HSE

Includes the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products and the Code of Practice for Suppliers of Pesticides to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry


Welsh Government, 2016

Other Information


Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)