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Sep 10
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10:00 - 14:00 240 mins
Environmental Risk Assessment and Modelling Requirements
EFSA feedback on changes made to EU Guidance Documents
  • Representative from EFSA - -, EFSA
  • Thomas Preuss - Team-Leader Effect Modelling, Bayer CropScience
  • Aaldrik Tiktak - Senior Researcher Soil and Water, PBL
  • Mark Miles - Pollinator Safety Specialist, Bayer
  • Anne Alix - Risk Manager, Corteva
  • Nico Tan - Enviromental Risk Assessor, CTGB

EFSA feedback on changes made to EU Guidance Documents

  • The current protection goals of EFSA for key guidance documents
  • The timelines of ongoing documents
  • Status of renewals for currently active guidance

Member State Guidance for Endocrine Disruptors for Fish

  • Understanding MS requirements for ED for Fish
  • Analysis for the test requirements

Panel Endocrine Disruptor guidance for fish

  • Industry feedback on the approach for the Endocrine Guidance
  • Experiences with the two different approaches to testing ED


EFSA Working group feedback on guidance’s of Birds and Mammals

  • Status of the current guidance document
  • Outline of the new requirements and new animals included
  • Best practices for testing requirements for Birds and Mammals

How and why to use TK/TD modelling in environmental risk assessment.

  • Best practices to conduct TK/TD modelling
  • A generic framework to address questions in different risk assessment areas.

Update: New Residue and Metabolism Guidance

  • Definition and outline of the guidance
  • Assessing the link between metabolism and residue
  • Requirements on Industry to comply to the guidance


Latest opinion on the soil guidance

  • Explanation of the current guidance
  • Timeline of changes made to the guidance
  • Regulatory hurdles for compliance of the soil guidance

Guidance’s on Bees

Panel Session: Risk assessment approach to hazard assessment approach

  • The concerns with the current assessment approach under 1107/09
  • Potential alternative methods
  • Understanding the pros and cons of both methods
10:00 - 14:00 240 mins
Regulatory Requirements for Biocontrol
Best practices for efficient Dossiers building for Biopesticides
  • Jeroen Meeussen - Coordinator, OECD
  • Representative from EFSA - -, EFSA
  • Maria Herrero - Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Valent BioScience
  • Nico Tan - Enviromental Risk Assessor, CTGB

Best practices for efficient Dossiers building for Biopesticides

  • Understanding the data requirements for biopesticides dossier application
  • Assessing the costs required for Dossier submissions

Commission Feedback: The outlook for Biocontrol for the next few years

  • Abstract idea pending

EFSA Update: Scientific evaluation of Biopesticides

  • Outlining the requirements of EFSA on Biopesticide testing
  • Future outlook at the guidance documents for Biopesticides
  • Highlighting the biggest areas of change for Biocontrol applications


OECD Feedback: Understanding the data requirements for Microbial testing

  • Understanding Member State requirements for environmental assessment
  • Strategies to conduct the tests required to meet data points
  • Highlighting the changes between Biocontrol and Chemical Pesticide test packets

 Member state feedback on the bee guidance for Biocontrol

  • The current requirements for biocontrol to be compliant with bee guidance

Understanding the difficulties of testing micro-organisms on Aquatic Organisms

  • Understanding and overcoming the concerns with data requirements for Daphnids
  • What should be a more appropriate regulatory requirement to gain compliance?


Industry Feedback on Aquatic

  • Abstract pending

Dossier review 

  • Showcasing successful dossier applications
  • Overview of the successful aspects
  • Working through examples of successful dossiers
10:00 - 13:00 180 mins
Foundations of agrochemical formulation: A brief introduction
Foundations of agrochemical formulation: A brief introduction.
  • Jim Bullock - Director, iFormulate Ltd
  • David Calvert - Director, iFormulate Ltd

Introduction: Formulation is an essential value-adding step for agrochemical products. A good formulation will ensure that the active ingredient can be applied safely, economically, reproducibly and reliably with acceptable impact on the environment. Formulation can also provide new and improved benefits to the product and the user. In this interactive workshop we will provide a basic introduction to the main agrochemical formulation types and how they are made.

We will cover:

  • · Relevant industry trends and drivers
  • · What is formulation - and why formulate?
  • · What are the main formulation types and why are there so many of them?
  • · How are formulations made and measured?

At the end of this session, participants will have a good basic knowledge of the main agrochemical formulation types, their pros and cons as well as an appreciation of how they are made.

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