This agricultural practice involves acting at three levels: equipments, plant protection products and agrochemical containers management.

Calibration and maintenance of agrochemical application equipments (fertilizer spreaders and pesticide application equipments) Plant protection products Agrochemical containers management (Directive 2009/128 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009)
Regular review of the distribution system final distributor in pendulum spreaders and disc paddles in disc spreaders).
Pesticie application equipments: Meet the requirements imposed by Directive 2009/128/EC on the inspection of equipment in use.
To take into acconunt the specific restrictions on the use of nitrogen in a vulnerable area to pollution by nitrates.
In the case of a fertilization before a rain, there should be used products that are not mobile in the water.
The use of both fertilizers and plant protection products must be avoided in the vicinity of watercourses even if they are temporary, like streambeds.
The use of plant protection products should always be conditioned by the existence of auxiliary fauna.
The containers must be rinsed after use and stored in an appropriate place for collection by authorized companies, for further processing or delivery.


The benefits achieved through the implementation of this practice are not only for the farm but it also positively affects to the environmental surrounding of the agrosystems.

  • Cost reduction regarding agrochemicals in general, because dose to be applied can be reduced by knowing the exact demand of the crop and the optimal time and application conditions.
  • Increased production of crops by improving their nutritional and health status.
  • Increased economic benefits on farms by reducing their production costs and increasing revenue from the sale of the harvest.
  • Reduction of diffuse pollution of water because there is no loss of products due to a misuse in the application neither contamination due to an incorrect handling of containers.
  • Reduction of nitrous oxide emissions as a consequence of volatilization associated with misuse of fertilizer.