The role of regulation in developing biological alternatives to pesticides

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Award: RES-224-25-0048
Policy and Practice Note
Impact Statement
Project website
PI: Wyn Grant, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
Dates: 30/09/2004 - 31/10/2007
 
Although chemical pesticides have often attracted controversy, viable biological alternatives have been slow to come onto the market. Is this because the regulatory system makes it too difficult? Explore the data on the environmental sustainability of insect pathogenic fungi and how the regulatory system could better enable the development and marketing of this and other types of bio pesticide.

Data created

Fungal nucleotide sequence data for insect pathogens
Nucleotide sequence data for fungal isolates (entomopathogenic fungal species), resulting from laboratory based DNA sequence analysis.

NOT AVAILABLE

Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 10 sequence alignment files of c.100 sequences each
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed - contact the for access to data
Diversity of insect pathogenic fungal species
Frequency of occurrence of entomopathogenic fungal species in different habitats - field measurements and laboratory analysis.

NOT AVAILABLE

Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed - contact the for access to data

Publications and outputs

Other output (4)
Pesticides safety directorate : a draft national strategy for the sustainable use of plant protection products
Wynford Grant
30/06/2009

Benefits and costs of biopesticides in terms of their contribution to sustainability
Wynford Grant
30/06/2009

Pesticides safety directorate : a draft national strategy for the sustainable use of plant protection products
Wynford Grant
22/09/2013

Benefits and costs of biopesticides in terms of their contribution to sustainability
Wynford Grant
22/09/2013

Research summary (3)
Plain English Summary

04/06/2008

Non-technical summary
Wynford Grant; G.M. Tatchell; G. Davidson; D. Chandler
12/02/2008

Non-technical summary

12/02/2008

Article (5)
Improving the availability of biopesticides : an interdisciplinary research project
David Chandler; Mark Tatchell; Wyn Grant; Gillian Prince; Justin Greaves
05/02/2009

Microbial pesticides for integrated crop management : an assessment of environmental and regulatory sustainability
David Chandler; Wyn Grant; Justin Greaves; Gillian Davidson; Mark Tatchell
16/10/2008

More support needed for biopesticides : the current regulatory climate for biopesticides in the EU is stifling these innovative crop protection agents. But changes to UK legislation and the possibility of EU areas that recognise other member states" biopesticide approvals could increase their use
Wyn Grant
09/01/2009

The development, regulation and use of biopesticides for integrated pest management
D. Chandler; W. P. Grant; J. Greaves; G. Davidson; A. S. Bailey; G. M. Tatchell
06/04/2014

Working with biological scientists
Wyn Grant
16/10/2008

Workshop (3)
Biopesticides : environmental and regulatory sustainability
David Chandler; N/A Warwick HRI; Wyn Grant
21/10/2008

Working together across disciplines : challenges for the natural and social sciences
David Chandler; N/A British Academy; Wyn Grant
19/10/2008

Working with biological scientists : the EU dimension
Wyn Grant; N/A Michelle Cini
19/10/2008

Book (2)
Design principles for a better regulatory system for biopesticides
Wyn Grant; David Chandler; Gillian Prince; Mark Tatchell; Justin Greaves
05/02/2008

Biopesticides : pest management and regulation
Alastair Bailey; David Chandler; Justin Greaves; Gillian Prince; Wyn Grant
02/11/2010

Conference paper (15)
Cycles and chains
Mark Tatchell
19/10/2008

Getting your voice heard in government
Wyn Grant
19/10/2008

Interdisciplinary approaches to policy change : the example of RELU
Wynford Grant
30/07/2009

The International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association : challenges and opportunities
Wynford Grant
19/10/2009

Governance - ownership, policy, regulation
W. Grant
30/06/2009

Biopesticides : scientific challenges and regulatory strategies
Wyn Grant; David Chandler
21/10/2008

Biological alternatives to chemical pesticide inputs in the food chain : environmental and regulatory sustainability
W. Grant
30/06/2009

Biopesticides in the UK : can we get regulatory innovation
David Chandler
20/02/2009

Do we need regulatory changes to make biopesticides a mainstream solution?
Justin Greaves
21/10/2008

Biopesticides, regulatory innovation and the regulatory state
Justin Greaves
02/11/2006

Investigating the structure of natural populations of Beauveria
David Chandler; Gillian Davidson
20/02/2009

Biopesticides : changing our perspectives
David Chandler
26/04/2010

Biopesticides : strategies for improving uptake
Wyn Grant
26/04/2010

The challenges of interdisciplinary environmental research : the case of biopesticides
Wynford Grant
02/11/2006

Interdisciplinary approaches to policy change : the example of RELU
Wyn Grant
08/06/2009

Book chapter (4)
Environmental and food safety policy
Wyn Grant; David Coen; Graham Wilson; Wyn Grant
25/04/2010

"Policy Aspects of Regulation"
Wyn Grant
15/03/2011

The pressure group challenge
Wyn Grant; Terrence Casey
09/03/2009

Policy aspects of regulation
Wyn Grant; Ralf-Udo Ehlers
15/03/2011

Paper (3)
Benefits and costs of biopesticides in terms of their contribution to sustainability
Wynford Grant
09/11/2007

Interdisciplinary research : some practical, methodological and philosophical problems

15/10/2008

Interdisciplinary research : some practical, methodological and philosophical problems
Justin Greaves
15/10/2008

Presentation (2)
Regulation in Europe and IBMA"s PR/lobbying role
Wyn Grant; N/A International Biocontrol manufacturers" Association
10/02/2009

How biopesticides can help the rural economy
Wyn Grant; N/A Advantage West Midlands; Julian Greaves
19/10/2008

Report (4)
Full research report
Wynford Grant
12/02/2008

Design principles for a better regulatory system for biopesticides
Wynford Grant; J. Greaves; G.M. Tatchell; D. Chandler; G. Davidson
30/06/2009

The consequences of the "cut off" criteria for pesticides : alternative methods of cultivation
David Chandler; Wyn Grant; Rosemary Collier; Justin Greaves
09/12/2008

The role of regulation in developing biological alternatives to pesticides
A. Liddon
19/08/2009

Audio and Video (1)
Warwick i-cast video on biopesticides
Wynford Grant; David Chandler
09/11/2007