Ctgb “Workshop on plant protection products – Preparation of microbial dossiers based on the new legislation”
On December 1, 2022, Kerona participated in the “Workshop on plant protection products – Preparation of microbial dossiers based on the new legislation” conducted by the Ctgb at its headquarters in Ede, The Netherlands.
The workshop focused on recent changes to the current rules relevant to microorganisms, due to the establishment of the four new implementing Regulations from 2022. The transition period started on November 21, 2022 and lasts until May 21, 2023, when the new regulations become mandatory.
The new rules reflect the latest scientific developments and are based on the specific biological properties of microorganisms. They facilitate the approval of microorganisms for use as active substances in plant protection products and the authorization of products containing them.
The new rules are fully in line with the ambitions of the European Green Deal and will also contribute to achieving the objectives of the Farm to Fork strategy. The aim is for farmers across the European Union to have better access to biological alternatives to chemical pesticides and to be able to protect their crops in a more sustainable way.
The Ctgb is finalizing a document to support the preparation of microbial dossiers, based on their interpretation of the new regulations, including the new data requirements and Uniform Principles. This explanatory note is currently being reviewed by Denmark and is expected to be released later this year.
The Ctgb has prioritized applications for new non-chemical active substances (microorganisms and plant extracts). At the moment, they represent around 60% of the applications they are handling. Since 2018, with the creation of their Green Team, the Ctgb has specialized in the assessment of ‘green’ products and micro-organisms and is closely involved with the European Biopesticides Working Group.
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