Pesticides include a wide range of agents designed to protect plants from diseases, pests and weed infestations. Using these agents directly translates into better crop quality and yield. Manufacturers of plant protection products are constantly improving their marketed formulations and are always on the lookout for product solutions offering specific, targeted action coupled with benefits such as short half-life, high efficacy and no accumulation of the active substances in plants and soils. However, pesticides must be used in a sustainable way that takes into account the need to minimize their adverse impact on the natural environment. To this end, before a product is authorized for marketing, its performance and safety must be confirmed in accordance with the applicable national and European laws.