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EPPO Standards on Efficacy Evaluation
of Plant Protection Products

EPPO database on PP1 Standards -


The EPPO standards for the efficacy evaluation of plant protection products (PP1) describe the conduct of trials carried out to assess the efficacy of plant protection products against specific pests. They are addressed to all institutions, official registration authorities, public institutes or private firms carrying out such trials. In Europe, they are now considered as reference documents in Commission Regulation (EU) No 545/2011 of 10 June 2011, implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the data requirements for plant protection products.  



The EPPO database contains the electronic versions (pdf files) of the whole series of EPPO PP1 Standards (more than 280 standards covering a wide range of crops and pests - view the full list of approved standards). This database includes new or revised standards, and consolidates all existing standards, so that the recent updates are incorporated and superseded standards are excluded. All Standards are available in English, most of them in French, and for few of them a Russian translation is provided. In addition to the texts of the Standards, the database includes an introduction about the history and the development of the whole EPPO programme on efficacy evaluation of plant protection products.

The database includes all Standards currently approved by the EPPO Council.


Search tools

All Standards can be easily retrieved as PDF files by searching for:

  • a pest or a crop by its scientific name, common name, or its EPPO Code,
  • a Standard by its number,
  • a word or a group of words in the title of the Standard (e.g. 'minor uses', 'resistance', 'aphids').




All General Standards (e.g. design, conduct, reporting and analysis of trials, phytotoxicity, effects on succeeding crops, analysis of resistance risk, minor uses) can be accessed free of charge.

Access to Specific Standards (e.g. aphids on potato, weeds in cereals) is provided for an annual fee.


First subscription and renewal of yearly subscription should be made directly online (secured payment):

When subscribing to the database, users receive by e-mail all necessary passwords

YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION: 400 EUR for a single user or 1000 EUR for multiple users


* Single user: subscription for one person who will receive a unique set of passwords (this corresponds to a single subscriber account - one contact name & e-mail address for the EPPO Secretariat). If within your company or institution, several accesses to the database are needed, you may choose to subscribe for 'multiple users'.

** Multiple users: subscription for several users (e.g. a 'team') working within the same company or institution. In this type of subscription, an administrator (one person of the 'team') will manage the company/institution subscription account (one set of passwords - one contact name & e-mail address for the EPPO Secretariat). The administrator will then be able to create/modify/delete the individual accounts for each team member (i.e. choose usernames and passwords without the intervention of the EPPO Secretariat).