15th Meeting of the Resistance Panel on Plant Protection Products
The Resistance Panel on Plant Protection Products met by teleconference, on 2020-09-16/17. The Panel continued discussing the development of an EPPO Database on resistance cases. The aim of this database is to share information among the responsible authorities for registration of plant protection products across the EPPO region and between authorities and the agrochemical companies which apply for registration of their products. A prototype developed by the EPPO Secretariat is available as a tool for the Panel to report resistance cases. In the opinion of Panel members, the prototype of the database is now ready to be made available for EPPO member countries to be populated with data. The Panel also considered the database sufficiently stable to allow access for a wider audience to view validated cases. Procedures to make the database available for adding proposed cases and to view validated cases will be developed.
A regular topic on the agenda is the update from Panel members on current and new resistance cases and management strategies in their countries. Country presentations were made by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Country presentations were followed by information from the Resistance Action Committees (RACs): Industry representatives informed the Panel about the new developments and recent activities of:
The EPPO Panel on Resistance will next meet on 2021-09-15/17.