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Approved Pesticide List

What is a pesticide?

“Pesticides are any substance, or mixture of substances, of chemical or biological ingredients intended for repelling, destroying or controlling any pest or for regulating plant growth”FAO, 2021

Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests and include all of the following: herbicides, insecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, termiticides, molluscicides, piscicides, avicides, rodenticides, predacides, bactericides, insect repellents, animal repellents, antimicrobials, fungicides, disinfectants (antimicrobial), and sanitisers.

Target pests can include insects, plant pathogens, weeds, molluscs, birds, mammals, fish, nematodes (roundworms) and microbes that destroy property, cause nuisance, spread disease, or are disease vectors i.e. they carry and transmit an infectious pathogen on or into another living organism.

The most commonly used pesticide is herbicides, accounting for approximately 80% of all use.

Most pesticides are intended to serve as plant protection (also known as crop protection).

All information provided in the APL was correct at time of publishing. The information has passed all TIPWG checks and conforms to other certifications’ policies, where necessary, for South African plantations and nurseries. All products appearing on the APL are registered under the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 and have an L number.

In South Africa, our legislation is quite strict with regard to the registration of pesticides. In the Approved List you will find icons, denoting commercial plantation, conservation areas, and nurseries. These indicate the areas where the pesticides are registered to be used and can only be lawfully used.

Click here, to download the most recent version of the TIPWG APL version 36 (December 2023)

Click here, to see FSC list of HHP (FSC-POL-30-001a)

Click here, to see FSC alternatives database (August 2023)

Commercial plantations
Conservation areas
Nurseries
Industrial areas
Fire break preparation

Additional Graphics: Forestry, (used for ‘in the plantation’), by iconsphere; Bulrushes, (used for ‘in conservation areas’), by Nikita Kozin; Protect Seedling, (used for ‘in nurseries’) by Chris Homan and Fire, (used for ‘fire breaks’), by Aisyah from the Noun Project.¬†www.thenounproject.com