Spotlight news: France undertakes steps to advance the development of biocontrol solutions

Date: 22 December 2016

On 3rd November 2016, the French authorities issued the official list of biocontrol products, introducing a number of benefits to promote further development of biocontrol solutions. This includes the exemption from certain bans applied to plant protection products.

Biocontrol products are not affected by the following bans:  
•    Ban on the use in amenity areas, forests, public roads, and walking paths accessible or opened to the public from 1st January 2017
•    Ban on direct sales in self-service to amateurs from 1st January 2017
•    Ban on placing on the market, delivery, use and holding for amateur use from 1st January 2019.
For more information, please view our newsletter Vol. 16, No. 5.


Biopesticides and the EU regulatory process

Date: 30.05.2016

Do biopesticides exist in EU legislation? What makes the approval process of biopesticides different from that of other active substances?

SCC’s Senior Manager Lars Huber reflects on these and related issues in his article in Agrow Biologicals 2016. Interested? Please click here


Dr Lars Huber, Head of Biostimulants, Fertiliser, IPM



Biopesticides market - a vision of  a promising future?

Date: 30.05.2016

Acceptance and market share growth of Biopesticides depend on a successful incorporation of all parties involved in the process chain, i.e. industry, manufactures and distributors, researchers, grower organisations as well as private and governmental crop protection services.  

Dr Lars Huber, Head of Bio-stimulants, Fertiliser, IPM, shares his professional expertise on the future prospects of Biopesticides market in his interview in AgroNews. Read more


Hot topics in plant protection - interview with Bernd Brielbeck

Date:  February 2016

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