Meeting of the Panel on Efficacy Evaluation 
of Fungicides and Insecticides

Montfavet/Avignon, FR, 2010-11-16/19


The Panel on Efficacy Evaluation of Fungicides and Insecticides met at Service Régional de la Protection des Végétaux, in Montfavet (FR), on 2010-11-16/19, at the kind invitation of Mr Malet.



The Panel continued its main work on the preparation of standards for conducting field trials to evaluate the efficacy of fungicides and insecticides. A number of revised and new standards were completed and are now considered ready to be sent to EPPO countries for comment.

  • Foliar diseases of maize (new)
  • Glomerella cingulata on olives (revision PP 1/67)
  • Cycloconium oleaginum (Spiloceae oleagina) (revision PP 1/81)
  • Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato causing bacterial speck and Xanthomonas spp. causing bacterial scab and leaf spot of tomato
  • Diabrotica virgifera virgifera- adults (new)
  • Diabrotica virgifera virgifera- larvae (revision PP1/212)
  • Tuta absoluta (new)






The Panel discussed the management of the programme on developing specific standards for efficacy evaluation. The Panel took note of the following important topics which were discussed at the Working Party meeting: zonal recognition of plant protection products, core efficacy requirements for mutual recognition, format of the Draft Registration Report (dRR) for efficacy. The Panel had no further comments on a draft general standard on comparative assessment and thought that it could be circulated to member countries for comment.


Extrapolation tables

Progress was also made on extrapolation tables to accompany EPPO Standard PP1/257 Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses. To date 32 extrapolation tables have been approved and they can be found on the EPPO website. At this meeting, experts reviewed tables to address both fungicide and insecticide extrapolation possibilities for the cucurbitaceae. 


Warm thanks are due to Mr Malet and his colleagues for their hospitality and welcome. Participants were grateful for the opportunity to enjoy in a walk around the lovely medieval town of Baux de Provence on one of the evenings. The Panel on Efficacy Evaluation of Fungicides and Insecticides* will next meet on 2011-11-21/25, probably in Portugal.



* In order to facilitate the work on extrapolation, the Working Party on Plant Protection Products had proposed splitting the Panel on Fungicides and Insecticides into two separate Panels. After asking EPPO Member Countries to nominate experts it is now clear that it will not be possible to separate the Panel into two, due to insufficient nominations received.