The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) requires that all pesticide application equipment (PAE) is tested on a regular basis*
Any machine applying pesticides must be tested by the relevant dates. .
Machines applying pesticides with a fogging machine must be tested to the timescales specified below:
a. First test due before the machine is 5 years old
b. Re-test every 6 years
NOTE - Red Tractor Fresh Produce Scheme no longer requires fogging machines to be tested annually.
*The legal requirements are contained in the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012