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 on microbial biocontrol agents. One year after their publication, both articles have been widely viewed.
The research within the Green Deal-project was mainly focused on microbial agents where an inventory of the fundamental knowledge is still lacking, and has led to two articles.
As underlined by Jürgen Köhl ´´The two articles show that many of the questions of the approval procedure are not relevant for microbial applications.´´