Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance diquat

diquat, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide and desiccant
First published in the EFSA Journal
27 November 2015
6 November 2015
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom, for the pesticide active substance diquat are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010 as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 380/2013. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of diquat as a desiccant on potato, oilseed rape, sunflower, pulses and as a herbicide on apple, citrus, pome fruit, stone fruit, tree nut, olive, grapevine, tomato, potato, carrot, chicory, sugar beet, onion. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.  

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2015;13(11):4308
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European Commission

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