Definition: Plant protection products
This Regulation shall apply to products, in the form in which they are supplied to the user, consisting of or containing active substances, safeners or synergists, and intended for one of the following uses:
(a) protecting plants or plant products against all harmful organisms or preventing the action of such organisms, unless the main purpose of these products is considered to be for reasons of hygiene rather than for the protection of plants or plant products;
(b) influencing the life processes of plants, such as substances influencing their growth, other than as a nutrient;
(c) preserving plant products, in so far as such substances or products are not subject to special Community provisions on preservatives;
(d) destroying undesired plants or parts of plants, except algae unless the products are applied on soil or water to protect plants;
(e) checking or preventing undesired growth of plants, except algae unless the products are applied on soil or water to protect plants.
These products are referred to as "plant protection products".
European Union, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC