A Workshop on Efficacy requirements and evaluation of plant protection products based on low-risk active substances was held on 2016-04-06/07 at the Conference Centre ‘De ReeHorst’, Ede, The Netherlands. It was jointly organized by the National Plant Protection Organization of the Netherlands (NPPO), the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO).
There were 113 participants from 19 EPPO countries, Canada, the European Commission, EU Minor Use Coordination Facility, manufacturers of biocontrol solutions, agrochemical companies and consultancy firms (list of participants ).
This Workshop provided an excellent opportunity to share experiences and discuss issues preventing quick authorization of plant protection products based on low-risk active substances as well as possible solutions. The Workshop included a lecture session, smaller working groups and a plenary discussion session. All presentations can be viewed below.
The participants were welcomed by Mr van Duijn (Director Ctgb,NL) and this lecture session was chaired by N. Roozen (NPPO, NL)
Introduction on the Workshop’s scope
- Efficacy and low-risk products (including background on the Green Deal) - J. van Etten, Ctgb, NL and C. Jilesen, NPPO, NL
- Efficacy requirements of plant protection products based on low-risk active substances - C. Jilesen, NPPO, NL
Determining Value of Low-risk Pest Control Products in Canada - P. Curry, PMRA, Canada
Efficacy for low-risk PPPs – an industry view - D. Cary, IBMA
Contribution of the Expert Group on Sustainable Plant Protection - R. van Drent, DG SANTE, EU Commission
Workshop participants were divided into five groups for the working group sessions. The following subjects were discussed in all groups:
On the final day the rapporteurs of each group presented their group’s conclusions to the plenary session:
|Dario Sterzi||Claudia Jilesen||Annabel Levert|
|Pat Croft||Jolanda Wijsmuller||Barry Kortenhof|
|Andrew Brown||Christina Donat||Henk Brouwer|
|Ulf Heilig||Jeroen Meeussen||Sanne Heijting|
|Quirien Boone||David Cary||Jacobijn van Etten|
In the final plenary session chaired and moderated by P. Kudsk (DK), overall conclusions and recommendations were prepared. Those of the five Working Groups were summarized in the Appendix to the overall conclusions and recommendations
|National Plant Protection Organization
of the Netherlands
|Johan Roman (project leader)
|Ctgb (NL)||Jacobijn van Etten