Pesticide Finder - Your advisor on pesticide management' has been selectioned by FINODEX (Future INternet Open Data EXpansion) a programm co-funded by the European Union to support SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs to develop products, services using Open Data (http://www.finodex-project.eu/content/finodex-design-phase-has-started).
Pesticide Finder aims to be a useful system for helping agricultural companies and individual farmers in the task of choosing the most suitable pesticides for their crops avoiding potential risks to human health and environment, in compliance with the DIRECTIVE 2009/128/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 October 2009, that establishes a common framework to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides in Europe.
Differences among Member States in the transposition of this Directive could origin that a pesticide allowed in a country is forbidden in another. So, in order to prevent negative effects on commercial image, restrictions to sale or severe fines due to the health risk caused, producers need integrated and updated information of authorized pesticides by country.
Pesticide Finder will centralize all the information coming from open datasets about pesticides provided by official organizations of the different countries and enrich it with open geographic information, with the objective of facilitate its final exploitation.
At this phase of the project feedback from potential users is essential.
So, if you´re farmer or advisor on pest mangement, please help us by answering our survey. It will take you no more than five minutes.
Thanks in advance for collaboration.