IBMA Position on Revisions to the Directive for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD)

IBMA supports the goal of the SUD of achieving the sustainable use of pesticides by promoting the use of integrated pest management (IPM), but to be effective, this must be through the mandatory full implementation of IPM. Read IBMA Position Paper extensive version here Bioprotection – biocontrol technologies – make a crucial contribution to the […]

EU Standing Committee PAFF took note of four GDs

Following the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed Section Phytopharmaceuticals – Legislation held on 25th-26th January 2021, four documents have been adopted, three of them have already been published -Draft update of Guidance on emergency authorisations according to Article 53 https://ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/plant/docs/pesticides_aas_guidance_wd_emergency_authorisations_article53_post-210301.pdf -Guidance document on zonal evaluation and mutual recognition under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 (SANCO/13169/2010 […]

Two well received studies providing grounds for eliminating bottlenecks in the approval process of Microbial Biocontrol Agents

Together with companies and organisations involved in biological crop protection products, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has in recent years participated in the Green Deal-project, a so-called public private partnership (PPP). The cooperation has resulted in two scientific studies which provide grounds for eliminating bottlenecks in the approval process of green crop protection products, focusing […]

IBMA Technical Director – Vacancy

The International Biocontrol Manufacturers’ Association is a global Association with a European focus, representing the biocontrol industry, whose members produce innovative bioprotection products based on microorganisms, semiochemicals, macroorganisms and natural substances. IBMA has more than 250 members who drive bioprotection innovation worldwide, 85% of which are SMEs.  In Europe, there are 165 members in 17 […]