Two new reports have been released in the Series on Pesticides: A Guidance Document for the Assessment of the Equivalence of Technical Grade Active Ingredients for Identical Microbial Strains and a Guidance Document on Residues in Rotational Crops.
28-29 June 2021: The Seminar covered the efficacy evaluation of the different categories of biopesticides, new application techniques, efficacy evaluation of biopesticides based on plant defence inducers (PDI), comparison of efficacy requirements for biostimulants vs. biopesticides, how to evaluate different Integrated Pest Management (IPM) modules, and registration pathways with limited or no evaluation of efficacy.
The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged regulators, health professionals, industry and the public in responding quickly, decisively and efficiently to the impact and consequences of this virus. This report looks at the lessons learned during the Covid-19 crisis to investigate approaches for possible future emergency situations.
The use of UASS for pesticide applications has the potential to improve the sustainability of pesticide use. In order to ensure that potential benefits are realised, suitable data and information must be available to regulators to assess the nature of risks arising from UASS applications. This report looks at a the current state of knowledge and outlines how the risk associated with UASSs applications could be viewed and addressed.
10-12 April 2019: The conference on RNA interference (RNAi) based pesticides will provide an overview of the current state of the knowledge of RNA interference (RNAi) as it relates to the potential use of this naturally occurring mode of action in agriculture. This will be an efficient route to this information for policy makers, particularly given the large volume of scientific information that is available in the literature.
There have been reports these last years of declines in native and managed pollinators in several regions of the world. Potential factors associated with these declines are hypothesised to include habitat destruction, predators, certain agricultural practices, bee management practices, pathogens, climate change, nutrition and pesticides. There is uncertainty regarding the extent to which pesticides contribute to pollinator declines.
The objective of the OECD Biocide Programme is to attain a harmonised approach in the regulation of biocides in all OECD countries. The OECD is thus working on harmonising the main data requirements for biocides and the methodologies for the interpretation of these data.
This page tells about the OECD Pesticide Risk Reduction project.
The COVID-19 pandemic calls for urgent policy responses to support the supply of disinfectant products such as hand sanitisers and wipes. The OECD is collecting and providing available information in countries to manage the emergency supply to increase availability of disinfectant products from different competent authorities and industry organisations.
24 June 2019: This OECD seminar presented and discussed the potential use of genome sequence, bioinformatic tools and databases in a regulatory decision process for microbial pesticides.