An evaluation of the efficacy of a product is required as part of the application process for the marketing authorisation of a plant protection product in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.
Efficacy aims to evaluate both the positive effects of the product to control the target pest or other desired effect (the ‘efficaciousness’), as well as the potential for any adverse effects on crops (‘crop selectivity’). Other data points are also provided in order to cover more specialist topics such as resistance and non-target organisms.
For biocides, an efficacy assessment is also required to establish the benefit arising from the use of the product and must be balanced against the risks its use poses to man and the environment.
Our Efficacy team can support our clients with a full range of support services for Plant Protection and Biocides:
- Dossier preparation, such as Biological Assessment Dossiers (BADs) for Plant Protection
- Comparative Assessments
- Scientific waivers/justification
- Ad-hoc technical documents for specific requirements.
- Study set up and monitoring of GEP Studies.