Regulation of Biological Control Agents

This book presents a comprehensive compilation of registration requirements necessary for authorisation of biological control agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, active substances of natural origin and semiochemicals) in OECD countries. It also reviews data requirements for invertebrate agents (insect...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Ehlers, Ralf-Udo.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • General Aspects of Regulation
  • 1. Regulation of biological control agents and the EU Policy Support Action REBECA
  • 2. Regulation according to EU Directive 91/414: data requirements and procedure compared to regulation practice in other OECD countries
  • 3. An international comparison of invertebrate biological control agent regulation: what can Europe learn?
  • 4. Regulation of plant protection in organic farming
  • 5. Policy aspects of regulation
  • 6. Cost-benefit, risk and trade-off analysis of regulation
  • Risks and Risk Assessment
  • 7. Risks of microbial biocontrol agents and regulation: are they in balance?
  • 8. Bacterial ecology and human pathogenicity of plant-associated bacteria
  • 9. Metabolite toxicology of fungal biocontrol agents
  • 10. Risks of biocontrol agents containing compounds of botanical origin or semiochemicals
  • 11. Risks of invertebrate biological control agents - Harmonia axyridis as a case study
  • Proposals for balanced regulation procedures
  • 12. Facilitations in the regulation of plant protection products containing Baculoviruses
  • 13. Proposals for bacterial and fungal biocontrol agents
  • 14. Proposals for regulation of botanicals
  • 15. Proposals for regulation of semiochemicals
  • 16. Regulation of invertebrate biological control agents in Europe: recommendations for a harmonised approach
  • 17.           Proposals on how to accelerate registration of biological control agents
  • Index.