Glyphosate Facts

Transparency on safety aspects and use of glyphosate-containing herbicides in Europe


Good agricultural practices (GAP)

Good Agricultural Practices are guidelines to apply for on-farm production, resulting in safe and healthy food, while taking into account economical, social and environmental sustainability.

In the dossier submitted for the renewal of glyphosate the industry covers the current general uses of glyphosate in the EU and focuses on the control of annual, perennial and biennial weeds in the following cropping scenarios:

  • Pre-emergent use of glyphosate in all crops
  • Post-plant pre-emergent uses in all crops
  • Pre-harvest uses in cereals and oilseeds
  • Orchards and vines (around the base of the trunk and as spot treatment)

The maximum application in any 12-month period for all uses is 4.32 kg a.s./ha. The maximum individual application rate ranges from 2.16 kg a.s./ha to 2.88 kg a.s./ha. The latter only applies for spot treatments in orchards and vines. The application window between subsequent applications in all uses is 28 days. Pre-harvest intervals in cereals and oil-seeds are set at 7 and 14 days respectively.

Last update: 05 October 2015