Horticulture Crop Protection Ltd

What are EAMUs?

Extensions of Authorisation for Minor Uses (EAMUs) give the UK horticulture industry access to fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, acaricides, plant growth regulators and seed treatments.

HCP will act on behalf of the industry to seek approvals for products that plant protection companies would not otherwise pursue, due to the cost and resources needed and the small market size of minor horticulture crops.

The authorisation process is costly and time-consuming, so it is difficult for individual growing businesses to do themselves.

How will we secure EAMUs for the horticulture industry?

We work with CRD (Chemicals Regulatory Directorate), plant protection manufacturers, growers and counterparts in the EU to identify products that we believe will be valuable for the industry and are likely to be authorised.  We will work with crop associations to make sure all sectors of horticulture can have access to new and existing EAMU’s

How will we fund EAMU’s for the horticulture industry?

BPOA and HTA will collect subscription fees for ornamental growers on behalf of HCP. All the companies that pay a subscription, will have a say in future EAMU’s.


Funded R&D for Ornamental Horticulture

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