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EU looks at viral pesticide approvals

The European Commission has issued guidance on the registration of baculovirus-based bio-insecticides and their listing in Annex I of the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414). Approved baculovirus active ingredients will be added to Annex I at the host species level only, rather than at the strain level. Subsequent applications for new isolates of EU-approved baculoviruses will be maintained in a separate list, once they have been evaluated. The move reflects the specificity and low risk of baculovirus-based pesticides, which means that the full Annex I listing process is not required for each isolate, the Commission says.


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