Pesticide traceability system will be created in Russia

The Russian government has approved a decree providing for the creation of a state information system for the traceability of pesticides and fertilizers.

The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has been appointed as the new system operator. The department will collect all the necessary information from entrepreneurs, companies and interested federal executive bodies, then analyze and process it.

“The system’s principles of operation are similar to those of the Mercury system already implemented in the field of veterinary medicine. In test mode, the platform has provided a service for issuing production and transport certificates, from which a chain of electronic documents will be built. Rosselkhoznadzor has already begun testing the system and registering supervised facilities where pesticides and fertilizers are handled. Their number has already exceeded 200 thousand,” – said Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko.

The system will help to collect the necessary information on the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which will have a positive impact on both the domestic market and Russian export opportunities.

The system will monitor information about pesticides and fertilizers and operations related to their turnover. In particular, it will include information about entrepreneurs and companies that are engaged in the production, transportation, storage or use of pesticides or fertilizers.

The system will also include the land registry numbers where the chemicals are applied, the schedule of their use, the name of the used pesticide and fertilizer, the date and place of its production, information about the active substance, method and dosage of application, neutralization and disposal of such chemicals. At the same time, information about the use of pesticides or fertilizers by citizens for personal purposes will not be monitored in the system.

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