Crop protection products

Pesticides or crop protection products are classified into six main groups: fungicides and bactericides (F); herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers (H); insecticides and acaricides (I); molluscicides (M); plant growth regulators (PGR); other plant protection products (ZR). The first chart in this news release combines the latter three into the category ‘Other’. Crop protection products are predominantly chemicals, particularly those used in weed control (substances such as glyphosate and metamitron). On the other hand, fungicides and insecticides are more and more often microbiological; for example, the Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai, which is used as an insecticide.