Agricultural pesticides and biocides

Biological Pesticides

 

OECD Work on Biological Pesticides
Biopesticides Steering Group Seminar Series
Biopesticides Workshops
Publications on Biological Pesticides

 

OECD Work on Biological Pesticides

The OECD programmes on Biological Pesticides (or BioPesticides including microbials - bacteria, algae, protozoa viruses, fungi -, pheromones and semiochemicals, macrobials/invertebrates such as insects and nematodes, and plant extracts/botanicals) was initiated in 1999 to help  member countries harmonise the methods and approaches used to assess biological pesticides.

This programme helps governments work together to assess pesticide risks to man and the environment. The assessment of risks provides the basis for governments' decisions whether to approve, or "register," new biological pesticides and whether to renew the registration of old ones. By working together, governments can evaluate a biological pesticide's risks more quickly and thoroughly. This speeds up the process of approving safer new pesticides and stops the use of riskier ones.

The main outcomes of the progamme are:


The OECD progressed towards harmonisation and work sharing through the development of the above-mentioned formats, guidance and working documents, and the organisation of seminars and workshops. The OECD will continue to facilitate the evaluation and assessment of biopesticides and promote harmonisation and work sharing.

 

 

Biopesticides Steering Group Seminar Series

Since 2009, the OECD has organised a Seminar series in order to focus on key issues in biological pesticides of concern to OECD governments and other stakeholders. The Seminars are intended to provide an opportunity for discussion, learning and information sharing.  To date, Seminars on the following topics have been organised.

Date/Location Event Title

March 2014,
Paris

5th OECD BioPesticides Steering Group Seminar on Application Techniques for Microbial Pest Control Products and Semiochemicals: Use Scenarios and Associated Risks
June 2012,
Paris

4th OECD BioPesticides Steering Group Seminar on Trichoderma spp. for the use in Plant Protection Products: similarities and differences, Series on Pesticides No. 74

Presentations

March 2011,
Paris

3rd OECD BioPesticides Steering Group Seminar on Characterisation and Analyses of Botanicals for the Use in Plant Protection Products, Series on Pesticides No. 72

Presentations

May 2010,
Paris

2nd OECD Biopesticides Steering Group Seminar on the Fate in the Environment of Microbial Control Agents and their Effects on Nontarget Organisms, Series on Pesticides No. 64

Presentations

July 2009,
Paris

1st OECD Biopesticides Steering Group Seminar on Identity and Characterisation of Micro-Organisms, Series on Pesticides No. 53

Presentations

 

Biopesticides Workshops

 

For more information, contact: sylvie.poret@oecd.org

 

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