It is also possible to get an authorisation for use of a plant protection product if you apply for an extension of a product authorisation for minor use, a so called UPMA.
It is possible to apply for an extension of a product authorisation for one or several minor uses not already covered by the product authorisation. Such an extension is termed UPMA, which stands for the extension of a product authorisation for minor use.
A minor use of a plant protection product is a use that is limited in nature. It could be crops that are grown on a small scale with a small total cultivated area. It could also be crops that are grown on a large scale with a large total cultivated area but with a plant protection problem that seldom occurs or only affects a very limited part of the cultivation.
You can apply for UPMA if you are or if you represent
- the person holding the product authorisation
- an official or scientific body in the field of agriculture
- an agricultural organisation
- a professional user.
When a UPMA is granted, it can then be intended for anyone using the plant protection product.