EUCLID was presented for the first time at the Joint EPPO / COST-SMARTER Workshop on the Evaluation and Regulation of the use of Biological Control Agents in the EPPO Region on November 23-24. 

 

 

Prof. John Mumford from Imperial College London attended the conference and had the chance to present the project to a selected audience. 

The two-days workshop considered the evaluation and regulation of biological control agents. Many different regulations have a potential bearing on the import and release of organisms in new areas but in the EPPO region (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization) few of these are specifically drafted with biological control agents in mind.  Different types of organisms may be used, or proposed, for control of different types of target pest raising different issues for the assessment and management of risks and benefits. There are also many possible interpretations of key words like 'indigenous' or 'invasive'. The result is a wide range of different practice around EPPO member countries, even when applying similar legislation to similar scenarios.

For more information please visit the meeting website