EPPO Panel for the Efficacy Evaluation of Fungicides and Insecticides


Composition (as presented to the Executive Committee in September 2019)

AYYILDIZ Nurullah (Mr)

General Directorate of Food and Control, Ankara (TR)

BESENHOFER Gottfried (Mr)

AGES- Austrian Agency for Health & Food Safety, Institute for Plant Protection Products, Vienna (AT)

BUGIANI Riccardo(Mr)

Servizio fitosanitario regionale, Bologna (IT)

CAVACO Miriam (Ms)

Efficacy Evaluation and Plant Protection Division, Direcçao-Geral de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural (DGAR), Oieras (PT)


All-Russia Institute for Plant Protection, Saint-Petersburg (RU)


Federal Public Service of Public Health, Brussels (BE)

JØRGENSEN Lise Nistrup (Ms)

Aarhus Universitet, Flakkebjerg, Slagelse (DK)


Benaki Phytopathological Institute , Athens, Greece (GR)

Keslarova Hana (Ms)

Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, Plant Protection Products Section, Brno (CZ)

LUTZ Matthias (Mr)

Agroscope, Wädenswil (CH)

MALET Jean-Claude (Mr)

DGAL/SDQPV, Montfavet (FR)

 McGILLOWAY David (Mr)  Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (IE)

NAGY Géza (Mr)

National Food Chain Safety Office, Budapest, (HU)


DGAV, Oeiras (PT)


Chemicals Regulation Directorate, York (GB)?


Dow AgroSciences Germany, Munich (ECPA)


Dow Agrosciences Ibérica S.A, Madrid (ES)

UCCIERO Eduardo (Mr)

National Plant Protection Service, Regione Campania, Naples (IT)

ZAMANI-NOOR Nazanin (Ms)

Institute for Plant Protection in Arable Crops and Grassland, Braunschweig (DE)



Terms of Reference (draft)


Following the first meeting of the Working Party in 1971, two Panels were named: Panel for the Biological Evaluation of Fungicides and Panel for the Biological Evaluation of Insecticides, Acaricides and Nematicides. From 1972 until 1984, they held their meetings often jointly and immediately after the Working Party on Pesticides (since 1988 WP on Plant Protection Products). During the meeting in Madrid (1984), a new approach was put forward: the WP should only discuss the main issues, and the examination and discussion of guidelines should be left to the specific Panels. So in 1985, two Panels were merged into one on Biological Evaluation of Fungicides and Insecticides, Acaricides and Nematicides. In 1988, the Panel became the Panel for the Biological Evaluation of Fungicides and Insecticides. Only in 1989 was ‘biological evaluation’ changed to ‘efficacy evaluation’ and the Panel’s name remained the same ever since.



The Panel on Efficacy Evaluation of Fungicides and Insecticides considers all aspects of data requirements for efficacy evaluation of plant protection products and promotes harmonization to facilitate communication and regulatory data exchange on plant protection products between authorities in different countries and between industry (applicants) and regulators.



  • prepare specific Standards for conducting field trials to evaluate the efficacy of fungicides and insecticides (series PP 1)
  • advise the Working Party on Plant Protection Products in regard to harmonization of data requirements for efficacy evaluation
  • advise the Working Party on Plant Protection Products in regard to general policy on maintenance and revision of Standards to meet the needs of industry and regulators in the plant protection products sector;
  • revise ‘standard text’ for Standards on fungicides and insecticides
  • revise or develop general Standards in series PP 1 in conjunction with the Panel on General Standards on Efficacy
  • prepare examples of zonal efficacy evaluation
  • revise format for the extrapolation tables for minor uses
  • carry out specific additional tasks requested by the Working Party on Plant Protection Products or the EPPO Secretariat;
  • report to the Working Party on Plant Protection Products on its activities.


Way of Working

  • The EPPO Secretariat provides or nominates the Chair and Secretary.
  • Experts for the Panel are nominated by member countries and by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) and appointed by the Executive Committee. ECPA (via their EPPO contact point) may nominate two experts (fungicide & insecticide). Panel members should be selected on the basis of their expertise and should serve in an individual capacity.
  • The Panel normally meets annually. In between annual meetings it may meet virtually by teleconference or other means, and may hold e-mail consultations to facilitate rapid decision making.
  • Reports of meetings are circulated within four weeks in draft and participants are given two weeks in which to comment. After that the report is finalized.
  • Proposal for revision of PP 1 Standards may come from Panel members, WP participants or any other user of these Standards.