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 2013.
- Rhizoctonia solani on potato (revision PP 1/32)
- Aphids on beet (revision PP 1/228)
- Drosophila suzukii (PP 1/281) New
- Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, P. syringae, and P. viridiflava on kiwifruit (PP 1/282) New
In addition, two new extrapolation tables have been adopted to accompany EPPO Standard PP 1/257 Efficacy and crop safety extrapolations for minor uses (http://www.eppo.int/PPPRODUCTS/minor_uses/minor_uses.htm) and two examples of zonal efficacy evaluation to accompany EPPO Standard PP 1/278 Principles of zonal data production and evaluation are now available on the EPPO website (http://www.eppo.int/PPPRODUCTS/zonal_efficacy/zonal_efficacy.htm):
- Clarification of efficacy data requirements for the authorization of fungicide for the control of Septoria leaf blotch (Mycosphaerella graminicola) on winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) in the European Central authorization zone,
- Clarification of efficacy data requirements for the authorization of herbicide for the control of weeds in maize in the European Central authorization zone.
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. Subscriptions should be made directly online via the database. For more information on the detailed contents of the database and subscriptions, please consult our web page: http://www.eppo.org/DATABASES/pp1/pp1.htm
Direct access to the database: http://pp1.eppo.int.
EPPO Secretariat (2013-11).