Kerona’s virtual symposium ‘Innovation in the EU Regulation of Plant Protection Products’ was concluded with a very interesting presentation by Dr Mike Carroll from Eden Research on the registration of biopesticides in the EU under Regulation 1107/2009.
The global picture of biopesticide regulations is mixed: there is specific legislation in some jurisdictions such as the USA and Australia, whereas Canada and the EU have no specific legislation for biopesticides.
Regulation 1107/2009 covers plant protection products that fall under the umbrellas of microorganisms, viruses, and natural substances, but does not cover macro-organisms such as beneficial insects. There are currently guidance documents for microbials and viruses (SANCO/12545/2014 rev 3), semiochemicals (SANTE/12815/2014 rev 5.2) and botanical active substances (SANCO/11470/2012 rev 8). For all three, published literature from scientific journals is key, both in the sense of replacing studies and in terms of the requirement for a literature search. Efficacy for microorganisms, viruses, and botanicals as well as technical equivalence for semiochemicals and botanicals also stand out as they are not as easy and straightforward as they would be for synthetic chemicals.
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If you would like a copy of the presentation, you can purchase the slides from the PPP Symposium here: https://kerona.es/product/dublin-plant-protection-symposium-2021-speakers-presentations/