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Extension of product authorisation for minor use

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.

Use the form MIP-0023-E to apply for UPMA.