EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/042

EPPO Standards on efficacy evaluation of plant protection products: update of the web-based database

The EPPO Standards for the efficacy evaluation of plant protection products (PP1) describe the conduct of trials carried out to assess the efficacy of plant protection products against specific pests. They are addressed to all institutions, official registration authorities, public institutes or private firms carrying out such trials. Since February 2009 the whole series of EPPO PP1 Standards (more than 260 standards covering a wide range of crops and pests) is available in an online database. A new interface has been released in July 2012 to facilitate access to PP1 Standards. All Standards can be easily retrieved as PDF files by using a simple search tool.
The database has been updated with new and revised standards adopted by EPPO Council in September 2012. It also includes consolidated versions incorporating changes described in the errata published for PP1/50(3) and PP1/158(3).

Specific standards
  • Prays oleae (revision PP 1/130)
  • Bactrocera oleae – canopy spray (revision PP 1/108)
  • Bactrocera oleae – bait application (PP 1/280) (new)
  • Foliage diseases of Asparagus officinalis (PP 1/279) (new)
  • Foliar and ear diseases on cereals (revision PP;1/26)
  • Seed treatments against seedling diseases (revision PP;1/125)
  • Weeds in grapevine (revision PP;1/64)
  • Regulation of growth in grapevine (except sucker control) (revision PP 1/171)
  • Control of suckers in hop (revision PP;1/162)
  • Retardation of growth in grass (revision PP;1/146)

General Standards
  • Principles of efficacy evaluation for microbial plant protection products (PP 1/276) (new)
  • Insecticide co-formulated mixtures (PP 1/277) (new)
  • Principles of zonal data production and evaluation (PP 1/278) (new)
  • Dose expression for plant protection products (revision PP;1/239)
  • Introduction to the efficacy evaluation of plant protection products (revision PP;1/223)
  • Number of efficacy trials (revision PP 1/226)
  • Minimum effective dose (revision PP 1/225)
  • Principles of acceptable efficacy (revision PP;1/214)
  • Design and analysis of efficacy evaluation trials (revision PP;1/152)
  • Conduct and reporting of efficacy evaluation trials (revision PP 1/181)
  • Resistance risk analysis (revision PP1/213)

All general Standards (e.g. design, conduct, reporting and analysis of trials, phytotoxicity, effects on succeeding crops, analysis of resistance risk, minor uses) can be accessed free of charge. Access to specific Standards (e.g. aphids on potato, weeds in cereals) is provided for an annual fee (400 EUR for single user – 1000 EUR for multiple users). Subscriptions should be made directly online via the database.
Direct access to the database: http://pp1.eppo.int

In addition, 4 new extrapolation tables have been adopted to accompany EPPO Standard PP 1/257 Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses. All extrapolation tables are on the EPPO website: http://www.eppo.int/PPPRODUCTS/minor_uses/minor_uses.htm