Chapter 3. The Authorisation of Pesticides in the Light of Sustainability

  1. Frank den Hond,
  2. Peter Groenewegen and
  3. Nico M. van Straalen
  1. Elizabeth Vogelezang-Stoute

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995457.ch3

Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

How to Cite

Vogelezang-Stoute, E. (2003) The Authorisation of Pesticides in the Light of Sustainability, in Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives (eds F. den Hond, P. Groenewegen and N. M. van Straalen), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995457.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632056590

Online ISBN: 9780470995457



  • pesticides;
  • authorisation process;
  • sustainability;
  • plant protection products;
  • directive 91/414/eec


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical background and scope

  • Directive 91/414/EEC

  • Some changes to the Dutch Pesticides Act as a result of Directive 91/414

  • The authorisation instrument's contribution to a more sustainable use of pesticides

  • Bottlenecks in the authorisation process

  • Final conclusions and EC policy developments

  • Acknowledgements