The 42nd Meeting of the Working Party on Plant Protection Products took place in Gammarth, Tunisia on 2012-05-15/17. Many thanks are due to the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture for kindly hosting the meeting. There were 16 participants from 10 EPPO countries and ECPA. The Working Party also enjoyed a visit to the Djebel Zaghouan region south of Tunis and viewed the local agriculture.
The EPPO Working Party directs and supervises the technical work of the EPPO Panels concerned with the registration of plant protection products. The major points from the meeting are summarized below.
Working Party participants
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The Working Party on Plant Protection Products continues to approve a steady flow of new and revised EPPO Standards in series PP1 Efficacy Evaluation of Plant Protection Products. A total of 10 General Standard and 10 specific standards will be submitted to the Executive Committee and Council of EPPO in September 2012 for approval and publication:
The Working Party provided further steering for the development of new draft standards on adjuvants and changes to the chemical composition of plant protection products. These will be forwarded to the relevant technical Panels for further work.
Zonal efficacy evaluation
With the entry into force of the new EU Regulation 1107/2009 (on 2011-06-14), much of the discussions focused on the outcomes of the EPPO Workshop on Zonal Efficacy Assessments. A new draft EPPO Standard based on these recommendations was finalized and approved by the Working Party entitled, ‘Principles of zonal data production and evaluation’. A number of General Standards were also revised (see the above list) in order to take account of and align them with concepts for zonal authorization.
The work on the preparation of extrapolation tables for minor uses continues. The extrapolation tables should be used in conjunction with EPPO Standard PP 1/257 Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses. A total of 40 extrapolation tables have now been completed. The tables provide detailed lists of extrapolations organized by crop group. New effectiveness tables were approved for the following, and will shortly be added to the EPPO website:
The Working Party was also briefed on international developments on minor uses, in particular on the Global Minor Use Summit (GMUS-2) which took place at FAO, Rome, 2012-02-20/24. At this meeting an EPPO presentation on progress in extrapolation, zonal evaluation and global climate zones, had been well received. The brochure, post-summit work-plan, and report can be found at www.gmup.org.
The Working Party also discussed future activities and priorities for consideration by the EPPO Council in September 2012. These include activities in zonal evaluation; proposals for new Standards and amendments to existing Standards to address the new EC Regulation; minor uses including extrapolation; the elaboration of EPPO Codes for group and pest groups to assist PPP databases; and IPM.
The next Working Party on Plant Protection Product is due to convene in Croatia, 2013-05-22/24.
VASSILEV Miroslav (Mr)
Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, blv. Hristo Botev №17, 1040 Sofia, Bulgaria - Tel: +359-29173706 - firstname.lastname@example.org
KUDSK Per (Mr)
Dept. of Agroecology - Aarhus University, Forsogsvej 1, Flakkebjerg, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark - Tel: +45-22283382 - Fax: +45-89993501 - email@example.com
MALET Jean-Claude (Mr)
DGAL / SDQPV SRPV PACA, B.P. 95, 84143 Montfavet, France - Tel: +33-490811128 ; +33-608543267 - Fax: +33-490811129 - firstname.lastname@example.org
HEIMBACH Udo (Mr)
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants, Messeweg 11/12, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany - Tel: +49-5312994510 - Fax: +49-5312993008 - email@example.com
O'FLAHERTY Tom (Mr)
Pesticide Registration & Control Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Backweston Campus, Young's Cross, Celbridge, Co. Kildare Co. Kildare, Ireland - Tel: +353-16157609 - Fax: +353-16157574 - firstname.lastname@example.org
STONCIENE Migle (Ms)
The State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, Ozo g. 4A, 08200 Vilnius, Lithuania - Tel: +370-52624940 - email@example.com
VAN DER KRABBEN Kirsten (Ms)
Netherlands Plant Protection Organization, Catharijnesingel 59, 3511 GG Utrecht, Netherlands - Tel: +31-651240121 - firstname.lastname@example.org
KLINTBORG Alla (Ms)
Swedish Board of Agriculture, Vallgatan 8, SE 551 82 Jönköping, Sweden, Tel: +46-36155000 - Fax: +46-36190546 - email@example.com
CERUTTI Fabio (Mr)
Federal Department of Economic Affairs DEA, Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG, Plant Protection Products, Mattenhofstrasse 5, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland - Tel: +41-313225950 - Fax: +41-313222634 - firstname.lastname@example.org
BELHAJ Ridha (Mr)
Ministère de l’Agriculture, Direction générale de la protection et du Contrôle de la Qualité des Produits Agricoles, Sous-Direction de l’homologation, 30 rue Alain Savary, 1002 Tunis - Tel: +216 71 800 419 - email@example.com
CHAABANE-BOUJNAH Hanène (Ms)
Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT), 43 av. Charles Nicolle, 1082 Tunis-Mahrajène - Tel : +216 98 42 74 76 - firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAABANE Moussa (Mr)
Ministère de l’Agriculture, Direction générale de la protection et du Contrôle de la Qualité des Produits Agricoles, Sous-Direction de l’homologation, 30 rue Alain Savary, 1002 Tunis, Tel : +216 97 61 99 63 – email@example.com
LEADBEATER Andy (Mr)
Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Schwarzwaldallee 215, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland, Tel: +41-613234190 - Fax: +41-613236127 - firstname.lastname@example.org
ARNITIS Ringolds (Mr)
ZLOF Vlasta (Ms)
SUNLEY Robert (Mr)
OEPP/EPPO, 21 boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France - Tel: +33-145207794 - Fax: +33-170766547 email@example.com