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The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) requires that all pesticide application equipment (PAE) is tested on a regular basis*

Any machine applying pesticides after 26/11/16 must be tested by the relevant dates. Timescales of test vary depending on type and size of equipment.


Machines applying fogging pesticides (eg. CIPC) must be tested to the timescales specified below


1. SUD Requirements

          a. Tested by 26/11/16 OR first test due before the machine is 5 years old

          b. Re-test every 6 years


Additional Requirements


2. Fresh Produce Assurance Scheme Requirements

          Annual testing of CIPC applicators


*The legal requirements are contained in the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012