Committee

ACAC - Agro-Chemical Advisory Committee - 1990

Objectives

To gather information on agrochemical* use and similar matters that may affect product integrity, maintain an updated knowledge of related regulatory considerations and inform CORESTA members of emerging issues.

* Agrochemicals are those chemicals used in farming to control pests, diseases and weeds or to modify plant growth. They are also referred to as crop protection agents (CPAs) and plant protection products (PPPs).

ACAC is appointed by the Scientific Commission for the purpose of supporting the needs of the industry with regard to agrochemical issues.

This committee has the objectives to gather data on agrochemical use, maintain an updated knowledge of related regulatory considerations and inform CORESTA members of emerging issues.  It determines and maintains a list of Guidance Residue Levels (GRLs) that assist in the evaluation of pesticide residue results and emphasises the importance of Good Agricultural Practice.  In addition the Committee is charged with the responsibility of informing members of new agrochemical techniques / procedures and emerging issues generally.

The notable achievement of ACAC is to be a global reference body when it comes to discussing agrochemical issues within the context of both industry and local requirements, including by means of workshops with the relevant authorities.