Low risk substances: New Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1432 amending Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council

Date: 17 August 2017

Furthermore, the new amendment specifically addresses micro-organisms. As sole criterion for micro-organisms to be considered as being of low risk, the non-existence of multiple resistance to anti-microbials at strain-level is given. Due to their host- specificity, Baculoviruses are considered as being of low risk, provided they show no adverse effects on non-target insects at strain level.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1432 shall apply as of 28 August 2017. To view the new regulation, please follow this link.

Dr Lars Huber, Head of Biostimulants, Fertiliser, IPM

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Low risk substances in the EU

by Dr Bernd Brielbeck in Agrow’s Latin America supplement 2017

Date: 31.07.2017

The article summarizes the current legislative situation of the low risk substances in the EU, focusing on today’s challenges and prospects ahead. To read the article, please click on the link.

Dr Bernd Brielbeck, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Agrochemicals and Biopesticides

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New head of Chemicals business unit since July 2017

 

Thomas Roth has a PhD in food chemistry and is a certified expert for toxicology. He has been with SCC for more than 8 years now, leading the Toxicology group within the Regulatory Science business unit before taking the new responsibility this summer. Prior to joining SCC, Thomas Roth worked in the chemical industry for 10 years gaining his considerable professional experience in chemical toxicology and regulation.
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Moving towards simpler registration conditions for biostimulants in the EU?

A critical review on current development of biostimulants by Dr Lars Huber in Agrow's supplement Biologicals 2017

Date: 30.05.2017

To view the article, please follow the link.

 Dr Lars Huber, Head of Biostimulants, Fertiliser, IPM _______________________________________________________________

Latest developments in efficacy assessment in agriculture

by Dr Norbert Weissmann

Date: 15 February 2017

Please follow this link to view Norbert’s report on efficacy assessment in agriculture as presented at the Crop and Chemicals Europe in Berlin in February 2017. It provides an overview of current regulatory developments in efficacy, focusing on efficacy testing in 3-dimensional crops, data requirements for re-formulated products and key factors for efficacy testing of biopesticides and biostimulants.  
For a brief summary of Norbert's presentation, please click here.

Dr Norbert Weissmann, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs – Agrochemicals and Biopesticides, Head of Efficacy group                          _______________________________________________________________

Low risk substances: a comprehensive overview

by Dr Bernd Brielbeck

Date: 15 February 2017

Click here to download Bernd’s guidance on low risk substances as presented at the Crop and Chemicals Europe in Berlin in February 2017. This presentation offers you a comprehensive overview on regulatory and political framework of low risk substances, guidance documents, handling of low risk criteria, hands-on experience and the outlook in the future. To view the synospsis of Bernd's presentation, please follow this link.

Dr Bernd Brielbeck, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Agrochemicals and Biopesticides                           _______________________________________________________________