International Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference: Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants in Mainz, Germany

The conference will focus on regulatory issues, on issues relating to human health and on environmental risk assessment of biopesticides. It will especially offer information to those, who are dealing with the complex topic of microbial pesticides.  The organizers are currently in the process of compiling their conference programme in close cooperation with experts specialised on biocontrol, microbial […]

Brexit impact on Plant Protection Products rules in the UK

EU rules in the field of PPPs will no longer apply to the United Kingdom after the withdrawal date. In particular, business operators should consider that, according to Union law, third countries cannot act as rapporteur Member States, zonal rapporteur Member States or evaluating Member States for MRLs. Business operators should also bear in mind […]

The SIP Early Career Award

The Council of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology has created an Early Career Scientist award to recognize outstanding contributions from invertebrate pathologists who are in the early stage of their scientific/academic career. The winner of this award will receive an official certificate that will be awarded at the Opening Ceremony of the Society’s Annual Meeting. […]

Publication of Two OECD Pesticides Reports

 Two documents were recently published by the OECD: Guidance Document on Semiochemical Active Substances and Plant Protection ProductsSeries on Pesticides No. 93; ENV/JM/MONO(2017)33 (10 January 2018) Report on the OECD Workshop on Sustainable Pest Management in Practice: Anticipating and Adapting to Changes in the Pesticides Regulatory LandscapeSeries on Pesticides No. 94; ENV/JM/MONO(2018)1, ANN (10 January […]

FAO/WHO Guidelines on Registration of Microbial, Botanical and Semiochemical Pest Control Agents for Plant Protection and Public Health

The Guidelines on the registration of Microbial, Botanical and Semiochemical Pest Control Agents for Plant Protection and Public Health uses have been officially published. These guidelines serve to provide further guidance on the implementation of specific aspects of the Code of Conduct and are aimed at governments, pesticide industry and other stakeholders. They are developed […]

Save the date: The Organic Farmers Fair to be held in June 2018

In June 2018 TOFF, The Organic Farmers Fair, opens its doors for the first time! TOFF will be the new international meeting place with 3 days of knowledge and innovation sharing about organic farming. TOFF is part of the international horticulture trade show GreenTech and represents a great opportunity for suppliers in seeds and seedlings, […]