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COLEAD promotes integrated pest management (IPM) and supports producers to control pests while minimising any negative impacts on people or the environment. When plant protection products are a necessary element of an IPM system, COLEAD works to ensure that producers can access appropriate and less harmful products and can use them safely.

For the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific horticultural sector; the COLEAD crop protection database allows you to search by crop and active substance to obtain information on the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) that ensure compliance with current European Union (EU) and Codex Alimentarius maximum residue limits (MRLs). Additional information is provided on the type of pesticide, the status of the active substance in the EU, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended classification by hazard and the resistance group (FRAC code for fungicides; IRAC classification for insecticides). By clicking on the “view” link, you will be able to see and print the data sheet relevant to your search. Before applying any Plant Protection Products (PPPs) in a given country, it is important to ensure that the product is registered for use by the national competent authorities. The lists of PPPs registered in ACP countries are available here.

To mitigate resistance buildup and encourage the adoption of low-risk solutions, we advocate for users to systematically explore alternative options, such as bioprotection products. Bioprotection entails utilizing naturally derived substances and biocontrol agent to manage pests and diseases. We recommend accessing the CABI BioProtection Portal,a publicly available resource offering information on registered biocontrol and biopesticides worldwide. Users can search and browse through a vast database of biocontrol agents and biopesticide products, making informed decisions for sustainable pest management strategies. By specifying their country, crop, and/or pest/disease, users can easily discover a comprehensive list of registered products suited to their specific needs.

See the lists of plant protection products approved in ACP countries

Crop Active substance EU MRL Codex MRL Good agricultural practices
Baby spinach Azoxystrobin 10 / view
Baby spinach Beta-Cyfluthrin 1 / view
Baby spinach Lambda-cyhalothrin 0.7 / view
Baby spinach Metalaxyl-M 3 2 view
Baby spinach Fosetyl-aluminium 75 / view
Baby spinach Mancozeb 5 / view
Baby spinach Imidacloprid 0.01 (*) / view
Baby spinach Propamocarb hydrochloride 20 40 view
Baby spinach Spinosad 15 10 view
Baby spinach Thiamethoxam 0.01 (*) 3 view
Banana Abamectin 0.02 / view
Banana Epoxiconazole 0.01 (*) / view
Banana Dodine 0.5 / view
Banana Copper compounds 20 / view
Banana Azadirachtin 0.01 (*) / view
Banana Azoxystrobin 2 2 view
Banana Benomyl 0.1 (*) / view
Banana Bifenthrin 0.1 0.1 view
Banana Bitertanol 0.01 0.5 view
Banana Boscalid 0.6 0.6 view
Banana Carbendazim 0.1 (*) 0.2 view
Banana Buprofezin 0.01 (*) 0.3 view
Banana Citronellol No MRL required Aucune LMR requise / view
Banana Citronellal / / view
Banana Cadusafos 0.01 (*) 0.01 view





COLEAD makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in this database is up-to-date. However, we cannot guarantee that no changes have been made since the latest update, and we recommend that users verify current MRLs and national registered products lists using the links provided. If some website links for national registered products lists are not available or functional, users should contact the relevant authorities in the country concerned.