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For what purpose does SPISE exist?

The purpose of SPISE is to promote the compulsory inspection of pesticide application equipment and to create a reliable sprayer inspection of high technical quality.

What/Who is SPISE?

SPISE is a voluntary initiative of experts for plant protection equipment, coming from European Member States and further European countries. The aim of this initiative is to give support for a harmonized introduction of the compulsory inspection of pesticide application equipment to all the European Member States and further European countries.

What is inspection of Pesticide Application Equipment?

Plant protection equipment must dose and distribute products exactly and function faultlessly. In order to achieve this, plant protection equipment in professional use shall be checked by visual inspection, functional test or measurement regularly to be able to identify and eliminate any technical defects. The inspection can be carried out by official teams or by approved workshops.

Is there a special membership needed?

There is no membership needed. Anyone interested can benefit from the manifold SPISE offer.

How can I participate in SPISE?

  1. By use of the content of this website
  2. By contact the SPISE community directly by this website, e-mail or phone call
  3. By participating in one of the next SPISE Workshops

Are non-member states also welcome to SPISE?

Yes – of course all interested countries of Europe and beyond are invited to participate in the offer of SPISE.

I am a farmer. Which benefit do I have from SPISE?

As farmer you have the possibility to find out which organization is responsible for inspection in your country/region or which appearance does the sticker of your neighbor country have. >> See here

Furthermore you have the possibility to give suggestions for improvements. SPISE will forward these to the concerned bodies. For most countries you will find a list of authorized workshops too. >> See here

I am belonging to the inspection stuff. Do I have a benefit from SPISE?

As technician for the inspection of pesticide application equipment on this website you will find a lot of information around practice and administration. The collection of training material will give answers for most of your questions. >> See here 

Where a harmonized standard is missing, SPISE developed SPISE Advices which supports you to provide an inspection procedure agreed also in that case. >> See here.

I am responsible for the implementation of an inspection scheme in my country. How can I find any relevant documents on the SPISE website?

The SPISE website offers a lot of information, relevant for the implementation of inspection schemes. The information package provides you with examples of laws, decrees, directives and official forms. >> See here

When looking on the detailed proceedings of the held SPISE workshops you will find answers to most of your questions or at least a suitable contact. >> See here

Where can I find any corresponding documents in my language?

Up to now there are only a few documents available written in non-English language.

You will find some within the training material and the information package.

Where does SPISE see its task since the expired deadline November 2017?

Up to now, mandatory inspection has not been fully implemented in all Member States. SPISE continues to offer the possibility of support here. In the next few years further types of equipment will be subject to control, for which exceptions existed so far. Where harmonized standards are missing, we develop SPISE advices, which are not legally binding, but which can facilitate the co-ordination of inspection in the countries. Furthermore, we plant to continue to report to the Commission on the progress, but also about communicated problems in the introduction.