Pesticide profiling

If farmers and other land managers are to make appropriate use of pesticides, whilst minimising the risk to the environment, biodiversity, bystanders and consumers, it is vital that they have easy access to the information they need on those chemicals. AERU have been instrumental in developing a number of systems for determining and expressing the environmental and health and safety profiles of pesticides used in UK and European agriculture, and in doing so, have provided the industry with an invaluable resource that will assist producers to advance their businesses in the current climate of increased pesticide regulation and control.

These include, an extensive online database of pesticide properties (the PPDB), and a number of pesticide risk prediction and management tools, including:

Our expertise has also been instrumental in the completion of a number of wider projects for the European Union, UK Government and the private sector. Including:

For details of our pesticide related capabilities, visit out case studies page, or contact us on

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