One of the pre-requirements for registering an agrochemical is to be able to produce sufficient evidence that it shows the necessary level of activity. The results of field studies are reported and summarized in a Biological Assessment Dossier (BAD) according to EPPO or other regulatory zones. Besides efficacy trials, studies are also done to show the degree of selectivity, or to determine how the product influences the quantity and quality of the harvest.

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An additional, increasingly important aspect is estimating the risk of resistance development to all groups of active substances and demonstrating that measures are available to reduce this risk. An assessment is also made of the suitability of an agrochemical for Integrated Pest Management, which involves combining various different techniques to avoid or control damage to crops.

„Agronomic equivalency“ of genetically-modified plants

One of the requirements for the registration of genetically-modified plants (GMOs) is to demonstrate in field trials that they are agronomically equivalent to conventional plants.

Our services with regard to agrochemical efficacy

  • Evaluation and summarization of efficacy studies run according to GEP and EPPO standards
  • Support in setting up trials series
  • Creation of reports and Biological Assessment Dossiers (BAD) in dRR format according to Regulation 1107/2009
  • Estimation of the risk of resistance development according to EPPO1/213
  • Strategies for Integrated Pest Management - IPM
  • Evaluation of genetically-modified plants (GMOs) in comparison with conventional varieties („agronomic equivalency“)
  • Check-of-Completeness for Annex II, Section 7
  • Analysis and interpretation of the available data on environmental fate
  • Creation of reports and dossier chapters for Annex II, Section 7
  • Development of registration strategies
Ángeles Rico Rico Managing Director
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