The transport of plant protection products is a preparatory issue, not strictly related to crop production. It requires great care, as it is the first link in the chain of all operations and activities related to the application of plant protection products, during which local contamination may occur.
The transport of plant protection products on public roads must be planned and carried out with concern for the safety of goods, people and the environment. Therefore, it is particularly important to know the rules of transport, to plan the securing of the load and to be prepared for emergency situations. In the case of transport by economic operators, it is necessary for the transporter to be trained in ADR rules and to keep the relevant documentation. When transporting larger quantities (more than 200 kg) over long distances (more than 100 km), specialised transport by a distributor should be used. Smaller quantities can be transported by own transport with special precautions. During transport, plant protection products should be packed in a separate, properly sealed container. This packaging must not be used for other purposes. It is necessary to secure the container for plant protection products so that it does not move or bump against other items during transport. The securing is intended to reduce the risk of damage to the packaging and spilling or leaking of the product, leading to contamination of the vehicle. People, animals, food, fodder or crops must not be transported in the cargo space with plant protection products. After unloading the goods, check the condition of the packaging and that there are no traces of spilled or leaked products in the load compartment. Protective clothing (overalls, gloves, rubber boots, mask, goggles) must be worn when dealing with spilled or leaked plant protection products.