Crop Protection Product Usage: Reference Data Model


Crop Protection Product Usage: Reference Data Model

By Conny Graumans, AgGateway Europe Regional Director

One of the results of the FarmInputs initiative in AgGateway’s Europe region (the Farm Inputs: Reference Data working group) is a reference data model about all data related to the use of crop protection products.

The base for this model is the data structure Lexagri is using for its European database that provides information about official and regional authorizations of the use of all types and brands of crop protection products in the different European countries.

The data model is developed and maintained by Wageningen University and is used as a basis for designing standard data sharing (EDI and API) in the crop protection domain. The model is available as an Enterprise Architect instance and as a HTM read only version. If you are interested, please contact Member Services at

Does your company have operations or interest in Europe? Let me know if you would like more information or want to be involved, by contacting me through Member Services at