372. Manufacture and use of pesticides, plant protection products, fertilisers, feeding stuffs and sludge.

With a view, partly, to safeguarding the environment1, the manufacture and use of pesticides is regulated by the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers2. Provision is made for the preparation and issue of codes of practice for the purpose of providing practical guidance as to the use of pesticides3. The use of plant protection products is also regulated, partly for the purpose of protecting the environment4, and provision is made for controlling the composition and content of fertilisers and feedings stuffs6. Regulations are also in force for the purpose of protecting the environment where sewage sludge is used