Agricultural pesticides and biocides

Agricultural Pesticides


Pesticides are chemical or biological products used in agriculture to protect plants. The objective of the OECD Pesticide Programme is to help governments co-operate in assessing and reducing the risks of agricultural pesticides. The OECD encourages governments to share the work of pesticide registration and develops tools to monitor and minimise pesticide risk to health and the environment. Non-agricultural pesticides are dealt with under the OECD Biocide Programme.

What's new

 “Report of the 9th Biopesticides Expert Group Seminar on Test Methods for Micro-organisms

The OECD Pesticides Programme has reached a new milestone with the issuance of the 100th publication in the OECD Series on Pesticides. This Series includes guidance/working documents, seminar/workshop reports, surveys and supporting documentation for OECD tools, covering the full range of the Pesticide Programme's areas of work. The OECD Series on Pesticides addresses various pesticide sub-themes such as registration of chemical and biological pesticides, pesticide risk reduction, minor uses of pesticides, pesticide residues etc. The documents are freely available on our website.

Document No. 100 is the “Report of the 9th Biopesticides Expert Group Seminar on Test Methods for Micro-organisms” that discusses the current test methods used for human health and environmental risk assessment of micro-organisms along with the challenges and issues arising during their implementation and interpretation of data. The report also describes the data requirements for micro-organisms for which further guidance or adaptation of test methods is needed and provides recommendations for improving their testing.


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Work areas

Pesticides Publications

Managing Pesticide Spray Drift

OECD MRL Calculator


Agricultural Chemical Pesticide Registration

Biological pesticides

Pesticide Testing and Assessment

Pesticide risk reduction

Minor Uses of Pesticides


Further Information on Pesticides 

 Further Information on Chemicals

OECD work on pesticides and sustainable pest management: 
Vision for the future

Objectives, Outcomes and Benefits of the Pesticides Programme

Other Pesticides Websites

Links to national re-review progammes


Activities on QSARS

OECD Harmonised Templates




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